L.I.E. Movie Review 2001

Information and Film Reviews for L.I.E. the Movie

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Can you say "controversial"? 15-year-old Howie's (Dano) mother has recently died in a car accident on the Long Island Expressway (hence the title) and his world is falling apart. His dad, Marty (Blitzer), brings his bimbo girlfriend to stay and has some very shady business dealings. Meanwhile, Howie is hanging out with teen troublemaker Gary (Kay), who is both a thief and a hustler. Gary and Howie break into the home of ex-Marine, Big John Harrigan (Cox), who as it turns out, is a pedophile who discovers and confronts the boys and takes a purient interest in Howie's charms. At least at first, since the complex Harrigan realizes Howie really needs some friendly guidance and not a sex partner. Cuesta offers no apologies or explanations for the behavior he depicts and Cox is both commanding and subtle.

Distribution

New Yorker Video, 16 W. 61st St., 11th Fl., New York, NY 10023, Phone: (212)645-4600, Toll-free: 800-447-0196, Fax: (212)645-3030, Email: info@newyorkerfilms.com, URL: http://www.newyorkerfilms.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 97 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Gays, Sex & Sexuality, Bad Dads, Coming of Age, Teen Angst, Buddies, Disorganized Crime
Screenplay
Michael Cuesta, Stephen M. Ryder, Gerald Cuesta
Cast
Brian Cox, Paul Franklin Dano, Billy Kay, Bruce Altman, James Costa, Tony Donnelly, Walter Masterson, Marcia DeBonis, Adam LeFevre
Cinematography
Romeo Tirone
Director
Michael Cuesta
Music
Pierre Foldes
Other
David Alvarez, Eric Carlson, Kane Platt, Daniel Glicker, Elise Bennett
Producer
Rene Bastian, Linda Moran, Michael Cuesta, Alter Ego, Belladonna, Lot 47 Films

Awards

Ind. Spirit 2002: Debut Perf. (Dano).

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