Little Odessa Movie Review 1994

Information and Film Reviews for Little Odessa the Movie

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Working for the stateside Russian mafia, hitman Joshua Shapira (Roth) returns to his childhood neighborhood to carry out his next assignment. Set in the Russian-Jewish emigre community of Brooklyn's Brighton Beach, Gray's directorial debut explores Joshua's relationship with his family--especially kid brother Reuben (Furlong). Not your typical mob opera, this one focuses more on characters than killing. Relationships between family members are explored to the hilt, but the audience is left with too many unanswered questions. Dimly lit and entirely too ambiguous, this family tragedy could spawn a serious case of depression.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 98 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Crime Drama, Moscow Mafia, Family Ties, Hit Men/Women, Organized Crime
James Gray
Tim Roth, Edward Furlong, Moira Kelly, Vanessa Redgrave, Maximilian Schell, Paul Guilfoyle, Natasha Andreichenko, David Vadim, Mina Bern, Boris McGiver, Mohammed Ghaffari, Michael Khumrov, Dmitry Preyers, David Ross, Ron Brice, Jace Kent, Marianna Lead, Gene Ruffini
Tom Richmond
James Gray
Dana Sano
Paul Webster, Nick Wechsler, Claudia Lewis, Rolf Mittweg, New Line Cinema, Fine Line Features

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