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A family struggles to keep their business afloat as they're dogged by personal crises in this drama from writer and director Kevin Jordan. Frank Giorgio (Danny Aiello) is the owner of Giorgio's Lobster Farm, a seafood shop in the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood of Brooklyn. The store has been in the Giorgio family for generations, and Frank, who takes enormous pride in Giorgio's, has had ambitions of expanding the business by adding on a restaurant. However, the bank has called in the loan Frank took out to build the dining room during a business downturn, and he goes through a series of both funny and desperate efforts to keep the wolf from the door. Meanwhile, Frank's grown children -- son Michael (Daniel Sauli) and daughter Lauren (Marisa Ryan) -- are torn between their desire to help their father, their mixed feelings about the man who put his business ahead of his family while they were growing up, and the knowledge that he's too proud to accept their assistance. As the familial tensions mount, Frank's marriage to Maureen (Jane Curtin) has begun to collapse, as her love for her husband is outweighed by her desire to move on. Produced in part by Martin Scorsese, Brooklyn Lobster was a personal project for Kevin Jordan, whose own father owned a lobster business which was suffering severe financial problems when he began the film. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:November 4, 2005

Cast

Danny Aiello
as Frank Giorgio
Jane Curtin
as Maureen Giorgio
Daniel Sauli
as Michael Giorgio
Marisa Ryan
as Lauren Giorgio-Wallace
Heather Burns
as Kerry Miller
Ian Kahn
as Justin Wallace
Olivia Archer
as Aimee Giorgio-Wallace
Rick Aiello
as Tommy C.
Frank Bongiorno
as Tony Annelli
Mike Colter
as Jamal
Sam Freed
as James Miller
Barbara Garrick
as Lynn Miller
Matt Huffman
as Joey
Austin Lysy
as David Miller
Tom Mason
as Chuck Miller
John O'Brian
as Doug
Frank Pellegrino
as Judge Astarita
John Rothman
as Sal Guardino
Stephen Schnetzer
as Mr. Hammon
Henry Yuk
as Bill Lau
Jo Yang
as Jen Lau
Myra Lucretia-Taylor
as Beth
Darren Jordan
as FDIC Assistant
Phyllis Huffman
as Judge Williams
Matt Huffman
as Joey
Myra Lucretia-Taylor
as Beth
Tom Mason
as Chuck Miller
Darren Jordan
as FDIC Assistant
Austin Lysy
as David Miller
Mike Colter
as Jamal
Jo Yang
as Jen Lau
Stephen Schnetzer
as Mr. Hammon
Frank Pellegrino
as Judge Astarita
Barbara Garrick
as Lynn Miller
Frank Bongiorno
as Tony Annelli
John Rothman
as Sal Guardino
Henry Yuk
as Bill Lau
John O'Brian
as Doug
Sam Freed
as James Miller

Crew

Kevin Jordan
Director
Kevin Jordan
Producer
Darren Jordan
Producer
Chris Valentino
Producer
Kevin Jordan
Screenwriter
David Tumblety
Cinematographer
Craig Maher
Composer (Music Score)
Mako Kamitsuna
Editor
Elke Bargas
Art Director
Jon Messner
Co-producer
Brian Jordan
Associate Producer
Barry Ohannessian
Associate Producer
Aimee Golden
Associate Producer
Laquita Matthews
Costume Designer
Anton Gold
Sound/Sound Designer
Rita Capasa
First Assistant Director
Phyllis Huffman
Casting
Jon Messner
Production Manager
Martin Scorsese
Presented by
Amy Pickering
Costume/Wardrobe
Adrienne Franciscus
Production Coordinator
Ryan Rothmaier
Line Producer
Brett Walters
First Assistant Camera
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