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 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.
"Cuesta ha logrado un film terrible e impresionante "
(A. O. Scott: The New York Times)
"Un film poderoso y provocador"
(Peter Travers: Rolling Stone)
Intérpretes: Brian Cox, Paul Dano, Billy Kay, Bruce Altman, James Costa, Tony Donnelly, Walter Masterson, Marcia DeBonis, Adam LeFevre
Guión: Michael Cuesta, Gerald Cuesta, Stephen M. Ryder
Música: Pierre Foldes
Fotografía: Romeo Tirone
Título Original: L.I.E. (Long Island Expressway)
Duración: 95 min.