Brooklyn Lobster

Brooklyn Lobster

Director: Kevin Jordan Cast: Danny Aiello, Jane Curtin, Daniel Sauli

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Overview

Brooklyn Lobster

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/19/2006
UPC: 0829567040720
Original Release: 2005
Rating: R
Source: Virgil Films
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:30:00

Special Features

Director's commentary; Danny Aiello's commentary; Deleted scenes; The Making of Brooklyn Lobster; Photo gallery

Cast & Crew

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

Technical Credits
Kevin Jordan Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Elke Bargas Art Director
Rita Capasa Asst. Director
Anton Gold Sound/Sound Designer
Aimee Golden Associate Producer
Phyllis Huffman Casting
Darren Jordan Producer
Brian Jordan Associate Producer
Mako Kamitsuna Editor
Craig Maher Score Composer
Laquita Matthews Costumes/Costume Designer
Jon Messner Co-producer,Production Manager
Jesse L. Nemeth Production Designer
Barry Ohannessian Associate Producer
David Tumblety Cinematographer
Chris Valentino Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Brooklyn Lobster
1. Opening [3:09]
2. Lost the Water [3:49]
3. Michael's Home [3:56]
4. Pet Adoption Section [5:55]
5. Cape Cod Home [5:05]
6. Staying in New York [4:09]
7. Maureen & Crustaceans [5:35]
8. Fulton Market [4:59]
9. On the Dock [3:53]
10. Shark Fins [4:01]
11. Tommy's Plan [4:32]
12. Kerry's Uncle [6:01]
13. Forced Tour [4:15]
14. Getting Bit [5:39]
15. Late Night Visit [4:08]
16. Lowlife Move [4:42]
17. Lobster Rodeo [4:31]
18. Stubborn Bastard [4:29]
19. Final Auction [4:18]
20. Lobster Dinner [2:56]
21. Credits [3:22]

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Brooklyn Lobster 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
BROOKLYN LOBSTER is a fine little low budget film that boasts a good story (based on fact) written and directed By Kevin Jordan, an excellent low key cast, and enough family love to satisfy just about everybody's need for feel good movies. Giorgio's Lobster Farm has been in the Giorgio family for years and has recently come on hard times: the bank defaulted on the note held by the business and the business faces foreclosure - and even worse, it will be auctioned off, removing it permanently from the family. Frank Giorgio (Danny Aiello) is trying to keep his business alive, neglecting his wife Maureen (Jane Curtin) who is tired of living with the crustaceans, and depending on his daughter Lauren (Marisa Ryan) to be his computer, and trying to convince his son Michael (Daniel Sauli) to return to New York from his home in Seattle to help run the business. Michael's steady girlfriend Kerry (Heather Burns) supports the concept of saving the business but when her family gets involved an incident occurs which damages all concerned. How Frank's close friend Bill Lau (Henry Yuk) and wife Jen (Jo Yang) step into the failing picture builds to a climax that demonstrates how family, love, extended family, friends, and perseverance can heal just about anything! The cast is excellent with Danny Aiello, Jane Curtin and Daniel Sauli especially fine. But the overwhelming result of this little film is a restoration of faith in the human spirit - with a lot of help from family and friends. Grady Harp