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The narrows [videorecording] /

by Urdang, Leslie; Armstrong, Ami; Blackington, Tatiana; Velle, François A; Zegers, Kevin; D'Onofrio, Vincent; Bush, Sophia; Cahill, Eddie; Rees, Roger; Keena, Monica; Cucci, Tony; Kelly, Michael; Welliver, Titus; Marvin, Richard; McLoughlin, Tim; Image Entertainment (Firm); Serenade Films (Firm); Mr. Nice (Firm); Olympus Pictures (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, [2009]Description: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Language note: English dialogue, Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.Title notes: $19.99 11/13/2009 (hm)Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Organized crime -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama | Education -- New York (State) -- New York -- Finance -- Drama | Private universities and colleges -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama | Fathers and sons -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama | Italian Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama | Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Drama | Gangster films | Thrillers (Motion pictures) | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Feature films | Fiction filmsCast: Kevin Zegers, Vincent D'Onofrio, Sophia Bush, Eddie Cahill, Roger Rees, Monica Keena, Tony Cucci, Michael Kelly, Titus Welliver.Summary: In order to pay the tuition for a prestigious university in Manhattan, Brooklyn native Mike Manadoro joins up with the mob. As his assignments grow more dangerous, Mike learns the true meaning of loyalty when he gets some help from a very unlikely source and learns the meaning of true loyalty. Mike becomes torn between his traditional Italian-American neighborhood and the elite Manhattan world just across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
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A 20-year-old man at a crucial crossroads in life finds himself caught between two worlds and two women in director François Velle's feature adaptation of author Tom McLoughlin's original novel Heart of the Old Country. Mike Manadoro (Kevin Zegers) is a Bay Ridge, Brooklyn shutterbug who lives with his father, Vinny (Vincent D'Onofrio), a former Department of Sanitation worker who is now retired on disability. Despite the fact that Vinny is officially retired, he still manages to draw a healthy income thanks to his side job as Bay Ridge's main numbers runner. It's Mike's job to drive his father on his "rounds," and while Vinny is taking care of business Mike passes the time by snapping pictures of the neighborhood locals. Seeing great promise in Mike's impressive portfolio, an influential professor offers the amateur photographer a partial scholarship to a high-profile university in Manhattan. It's the opportunity of a lifetime to be sure, though Mike soon finds out that there are strings attached. Unfortunately for Mike, Vinny is a proud man who refuses to allow his son to seek out financial aid. But Vinny has underestimated his son's desire to accomplish something more in life, and before long Mike is leading a double life in order to forge ahead into the future. Unbeknownst to his father, Mike accepts a job delivering "packages" for a local mobster named Tony (Titus Welliver). But while the job does help Mike bring in the cash he needs to cover his tuition, his two worlds begin to collide after he meets beautiful and refined fellow student Kathy (Sophia Bush). Unfortunately Mike's longtime girlfriend, Gina (Monica Keena), is none too happy about this latest development, and the situation quickly begins to spiral out of control. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

$19.99 11/13/2009 (hm)

DVD, widescreen (1.78:1, enhanced); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, NTSC.

English dialogue, Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

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Kevin Zegers, Vincent D'Onofrio, Sophia Bush, Eddie Cahill, Roger Rees, Monica Keena, Tony Cucci, Michael Kelly, Titus Welliver.

Director of photography, Seamus Tierney ; editor, Patrick Gallagher ; original score, Richard Marvin.

Based on the novel "Heart of the old country" by Tim McLoughlin.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.

MPAA rating: R; for pervasive language, violence, sexual content and some drug use.

In order to pay the tuition for a prestigious university in Manhattan, Brooklyn native Mike Manadoro joins up with the mob. As his assignments grow more dangerous, Mike learns the true meaning of loyalty when he gets some help from a very unlikely source and learns the meaning of true loyalty. Mike becomes torn between his traditional Italian-American neighborhood and the elite Manhattan world just across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

Special features: Audio commentary with director François A. Velle and screenwriter Tatiana Blackington; behind-the-scenes interviews; trailer.

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