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Staten Island

3.7 out of 5 stars 42 customer reviews

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Sully Halverson (Ethan Hawke) is a septic tank cleaner who is desperate to give his unborn son the chance he never had. Jasper Sabiano (Seymour Cassel) is a deaf-mute deli worker who wants to escape the mobsters that have infiltrated his life and business. Parmie Tarzo (Vincent D’Onofrio), is a local mob boss, who dreams of crushing the competition. All three men live in Staten Island… once their lives intersect, nothing will ever be the same.

BONUS FEATURES:
Audio commentary with Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio and director James DeMonaco
Interview with Vincent D’Onofrio
Deleted Scenes


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Product Details

  • Actors: Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Seymour Cassel, Julianne Nicholson
  • Directors: James DeMonaco
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    R
    Restricted
  • Studio: National Entertainment Media
  • DVD Release Date: December 22, 2009
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002OVB9YE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61,023 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Staten Island" on IMDb

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I picked up this movie to begin with, because Vincent D'Onofrio is in it. I ended up loving it, for the plot and the storyline.
The characters, at times, border on being comical; but not in the usual way. What I mean by that is, that life is ironic and the movie mirrors the ironic way that life comes at you. Sometimes all you can do is laugh about it. The movie is full of twists, with a twist ending.
The characters, go through a series of events; that test thier mettle. How they react to the situations that affect them is what makes this movie special.
The performances are all top notch. Ethan Hawke made me sit up and take notice with the honesty of his performance.
Vincent D'Onofrio was excellent as always. Seymour Cassell was able to make you understand his character, though he didn't utter a word. Just awesome. I definitely recommend this movie. Give it a try. I dont think you will be disappointed.
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This was an "intersecting stories" type of movie a la "Pulp Fiction."

1. We see a mobster who is in the process of plotting to take over the business of his rivals. It is at this point that we learn that he can hold his breath for a long period of time under water. At the beginning of the movie, he is trying to beat some money out of someone that stole it from him (literally). He leaves because he has to go and see after his mother.

2. The mobster's associates try to kill him after a visit with his mother (the reason for which he had to interrupt the beating that started the movie) and his car veers off into a river. He manages to survive this attempt because of his underwater breathing exercises before.

3. There is a man and his wife. He is a septic tank cleaner and they want to have a child. He gets the bright idea to rob this old woman (who happens to be Mr. Mobster's mother) in order to get the funds to finance his wife's fertility treatment. Oops. Mr. Septic Tank is worried that the child will not be intelligent (it is painfully clear that he himself is not intelligent) and so the cost of the insemination also includes some way to ensure the intelligence of the offspring.

4. Later still, we are introduced to a deaf mute who works at the meat shop that takes care of the bodies that Mr. Mobster brings in from his activities. It seems that this person has a friendly relationship with the Septic Tank Cleaner. Later, Deaf Mute Guy wins a horse race for $47,000 (it seems that he lives a lonely life and his only outlet is betting at the race track from time to time). He knows about the bad things that Mr. Mobster does, and wants to kill him to make the world a better place.

5. Eventually, Mr.
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Bought it because it stars Vincent D'Onofrio. As usual, he entertains. One of the best actors working today. Where are his awards?
The story is interesting although you have to wait for the layers to be peeled away. The writing is excellent and the actors all turn in solid performances. I particularly liked the scenes with Seymour Cassel as a deaf-mute in which the sounds are muffled or muted completely. Can't think of the last time I cheered for an old geezer with a gun, but I still wonder what exactly he does with the meat?

If you like the dumbed down "entertainment" of Adam Sandler or Mike Meyers, this movie isn't for you. If you enjoy an O. Henry type story with well-acted scenes, pick this one up. If you are one of D'Onofrio's crazed fans, you've already bought it and viewed it 15 times complaining about the stupid PTB at USA network the entire time. . . but don't forget to watch the deleted scenes!
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I dare you to try taking your eyes off Vincent Donofrio from his first word until his phone rings. Dare ya. Double dare ya. That man can chew up a screen with his exquisitely-timed, pitch-perfect patience.

Seymour Cassel's performance was very moving, despite or perhaps because he never spoke a single word.

The story is by no means your average mobster tale, with twists and turns that both horrify and delight. This film is a quiet gem, one I'd never heard of and only ran across by happy accident; definitely worth the investment.
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I bought the film out of nostalgia since I was born and raised on Staten Island many years ago. The story was entertaining and the actors excellent but watching the ferry pull away from the terminal on it way to Manhattan gave me a glimpse of the scene I saw each day back in the 40's as i commuted to the city to work each day.
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were the people responsible for this awful film high when they made it or what?Vincent D'onofrio(who has apparently gained a million pounds since his svelte days on"law and order-criminal intent"stars as a gangster who wants to take over all of the rackets on Staten Island.He says as much at the start of the film.He also wants to hold his breath for more than nine minutes under water in order to break the existing world record..He loves his dotty Italien stereotypical momma whose has been hurt in a robbery attempt.Early on he is the victim of an assassination attempt which he survives.From this point on the film goes downhill fast,with D'Onofrio becoming a tree-hugger,protesting the destruction of a forrest,hiding at the top of one strudy oak in a white suit and spouting gibberish to all who try to coax him down.Then there are two subplots involing Eathn Hawke and his pregnant wife in one and Syemour Cassell as a deli-man who curs up dead bodies for the mob in the other.
I can truly say that this is one of the worst films I have ever seen
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