Washington Heights Movie

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Who's Involved:

Bobby Cannavale, Manny Perez, Alfredo De Villa, Andrea Navedo, Tomas Milian, Danny Hoch

Release Date:

Friday, July 11 , 2003

Rating: R

Runtime: N/A

Washington Heights Plot: What's the story?

In the Latino neighborhood of New York City's Washington Heights, two sons of immigrants -- one Dominican, one Irish, wrestle with ambition and identity, only to discover that sometimes pursuing one's dreams comes at a heavy cost. Carlos (Manny Perez), 28, lives in the Heights, where his father Eddie (MilĂ­an) runs a bodega. He works in the East Village as an inker for comic books, but is developing his own project, something he hopes to sell to a well-known publisher. Mickey (Hoch) is the sweet-natured superintendent of their building, a man whose loopy dreams of becoming a professional bowler are met with only derision by his father, Sean (Jude Ciccolella). Both Carlos and Mickey are burning with desire to get out of the Heights. Unlike their sons, Eddie and Sean are immigrants or children of immigrants who have made their peace with their unfulfilled dreams. Like Carlos and Mickey, the two are best friends and Sean has made the mistake of lending Eddie $25,000 to cover his profligate spending. When Eddie is injured during a robbery, Sean convinces Carlos to take over the store and protect his investment. For Carlos -- who has been challenged by his mentor to rework a superficial comic strip into something of substance -- running the store is the last thing on his mind. Nevertheless, he puts his artistic aspirations on hold to take over the store and care for his father. Together they work through their mutual mistrust and grief over the death of Carlos' mother. Through it all, Carlos comes to understand that if he is to make it as an artist, he must engage with the community he comes from and take that experience back out into the world by putting it in his work.

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Crew and Production Credits: Who's making Washington Heights?

A look at the Washington Heights behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Alfredo De Villa last directed Nothing Like the Holidays and Yellow.

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Production Timeline: When did the Washington Heights come together?

On or about December 31, 1969 • The film was in Completed status.

Washington Heights Release Date: When was it released?

Washington Heights was released in 2003 on Friday, July 11, 2003 There were 7 other movies released on the same date, including The Cuckoo, I Capture the Castle and Northfork.
United States
July 11, 2003
Canada
July 11, 2003

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, November 4, 2003

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