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L.I.E.

Rating:NC-17 (for some explicit sexual content)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:January 19, 2001
Running time:97 minutes
Cast:Brian Cox, Billy Kay, Paul Franklin Dano, Bruce Altman, James Costa
Director:Michael Cuesta
Producer:Linda Moran, Rene Bastian, Michael Cuesta
Writer:Stephen M. Ryder, Michael Cuesta, Gerald Cuesta
Distributor:Lot 47 Films

Description: Fifteen-year-old Howie loses just about everything and everyone in the space of a single week, but ends up finding himself in the process. His mother has just died. His father, a corrupt building contractor, can barely keep tabs on his young girlfriend, let alone his own son. Thusly, the teen must navigate his adolescence virtually unsupervised. Floating towards an ill-behaved existence, Howie and his crowd begin robbing houses in the middle-class neighborhoods off the Long Island Expressway. Together, he and his best friend Gary break into a place belonging to an old guy named Big John, a local man who is a respected pillar of the community. When Big John fingers Gary for the crime, Howie learns that his pal has been leading a secret, dangerous but also alluring double life. Subsequently, we also discover that Big John has secrets of his own.

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