L.I.E.


1h 48m 2001

Brief Synopsis

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. Thus, the teen must nav

Film Details

Also Known As
L.I.E. Long Island Expressway
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Belladonna Productions; Rudolph & Beer (R&B Fm)
Distribution Company
LOT 47/LOT 47 FILMS; Karmafilms (Spain); New Yorker Films; Xenix Filmdistribution
Location
Dix Hills, New York, USA; Amityville, New York, USA; Huntington, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Synopsis

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. Thus, 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.

Film Details

Also Known As
L.I.E. Long Island Expressway
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Belladonna Productions; Rudolph & Beer (R&B Fm)
Distribution Company
LOT 47/LOT 47 FILMS; Karmafilms (Spain); New Yorker Films; Xenix Filmdistribution
Location
Dix Hills, New York, USA; Amityville, New York, USA; Huntington, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the award for Featured Actor of the Year - Male (Brian Cox) at the 2001 American Film Institute (AFI) Awards.

Winner of the 2001 Golden Satellite Award for Best Actor - Drama (Brian Cox) from the International Press Academy.

Released in United States Fall September 7, 2001

Released in United States September 28, 2001

Released in United States on Video May 21, 2002

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States January 2001

Released in United States June 2001

Released in United States July 2001

Released in United States August 2001

Shown at New Directors/New Films in New York City March 23 - April 8, 2001.

Shown at New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (Features) May 31 - June 10, 2001.

Shown at Sydney Film Festival June 8-22, 2001.

Shown at OUTFEST 2001: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival July 12-23, 2001.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival August 12-26, 2001.

Feature directorial debut for photographer and commericals director Michael Cuesta.

Lot 47 acquired North American distribution rights at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.

Began shooting August 10, 2000

The title "L.I.E." refers to the Long Island Expressway.

Released in United States Fall September 7, 2001 (NY)

Released in United States September 28, 2001 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video May 21, 2002

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at New Directors/New Films in New York City March 23 - April 8, 2001.)

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (Features) May 31 - June 10, 2001.)

Released in United States January 2001 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Dramatic Competition) in Park City, Utah January 18-28, 2001.)

Released in United States June 2001 (Shown at Sydney Film Festival June 8-22, 2001.)

Released in United States July 2001 (Shown at OUTFEST 2001: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival July 12-23, 2001.)

Released in United States August 2001 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival August 12-26, 2001.)