About the film
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Release Date: January 20, 2001
|Slogan||:||«On the Long Island Expressway there are lanes going east, lanes going west, and lanes going straight to hell.»|
|Production Companies||:||Alter Ego Entertainment, Belladonna Productions|
|Writers||:||Michael Cuesta, Stephen M. Ryder, Gerald Cuesta|
In this biting and disturbing coming-of-age tale from writer-director Michael Cuesta, life is bittersweet along the L.I.E., also known as the Long Island Expressway, as suburban teen Howie Blitzer learns all too clearly. In the space of a week, he loses nearly everything and everyone he knows and is left to navigate his adolescence virtually unsupervised.