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City Island

Rated PG-13 100 minutes 2010

A Bronx prison guard who yearns to be an actor (Andy Garcia) sneaks out to weekly drama lessons, telling his smart-alecky wife (Julianna Margulies) and kids that he's playing poker. When his long-lost son from a premarital liaison (Steven Strait) shows up in a holding cell, the hero brings him home but won't disclose the nature of their relationship. Everyone in the family harbors some comparably contrived secret, and when they all come spilling out, the characters are all the stronger for it. Frank De Felitta wrote and directed this feeble but well-stuffed comedy; Alan Arkin and Emily Morton are wasted in cameos as Garcia's drama coach and acting buddy, respectively.

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Director: Raymond De Felitta

Producer: Raymond De Felitta, Andy Garcia, Maria Arida and Milutin Gatsby

Cast: Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Steven Strait, Emily Mortimer, Ezra Miller, Dominik GarcĂ­a-Lorido, Carrie Reynolds, Hope Glendon-Ross, Alan Arkin, Louis Mustillo, Jee Han, Sarah Saltzberg, Curtiss Cook and Sharon Angela

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