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PG-13| 1 hr. 43 min.

Plot Summary
Prison guard Vince Rizzo (Andy Garcia) wants to quit his job to become an actor, but he also needs to make up for lost time with Tony (Steven Strait), a long lost son who's an inmate where Vince works. When Tony is freed, Vince suggests the ex-convict move in with his wife, Joyce (Julianna Margulies), and their children. But because Vince neglects to tell his family that Tony is not just a stranger, but the son he fathered before he met Joyce, this leads to a series of comic misunderstandings.

Cast: Andy Garcia , Julianna Margulies , Steven Strait , Emily Mortimer , Ezra Miller , Dominik García-Lorido , Carrie Baker Reynolds , Hope Glendon-Ross

Director: Raymond De Felitta

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Anchor Bay

City Island (2009)

Release Date: March 19th, 2010|1 hr. 43 min.

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fan reviews ( 29 )
  • A warmly hilarious movie about family members and their secret hearts. show more

  • You needn't have colorful Italian relatives, like myself, to enjoy this boisterous and warm-hearted film, which sidesteps cliche while embracing the hope and love in loony dysfunctional families everywhere. show more

  • The ensemble cast is strong. At its silliest comic moments it has a sitcom flavor, but the overall effect is gently amusing. show more

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  • January 29, 2012 pz00000000110246
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    Love love loved it, especially the climax scene. It had me laughing hysterically and thinking about the important things in life.

  • January 03, 2012 hqfom
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    Love this movie! Watch it over and over - great when I need a laugh. The cast blends together magically and it\'s just good entertainment.

  • July 31, 2010 tomwillia
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    Within the last 10 days, I've seen Inception and City Island. By far, City Island was more entertaining with no need to analyze every detail. Most enjoyable!

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New on DVD & Blu-ray, Week of August 24: 'The Back-up Plan' and 'City Island'

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Harley W. Lond on Aug 23rd, 2010 3:48PM

Both of this week's theatrical-to-DVD outings revolve around secrets, lies, and deceptions. In the comedy-of-errors 'The Back-up Plan,' Jennifer Lopez's Zoe gets pregnant just before meeting the man...

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