The Narrows is an independent 2009 film starring Kevin Zegers, Sophia Bush, Vincent D’Onofrio, Eddie Cahill and Monica Keena. “The Narrows” began filming in the state of New York in New York City, USA on April 24th 2007. Filming took place in several locations of the city including Astoria in Queens and Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn. Filming has been said to complete on May 30th 2007. Cast member Sophia Bush has reportedly been flying back and forth from California (her home state), to New York whilst filming.
Plot: The movie is based on Tim McLoughlin’s novel “Heart of the Old Country”, which see’s Mike Manadoro (Kevin Zegers), a 19 year old Brooklyn boy who is torn between two worlds. When Mike’s photography portfolio wins him a partial scholarship to NYU, he must figure out how to balance his tight knit Italian neighborhood roots in Bay Ridge with the opportunity to emerge into the expansive, sophisticated world on the other side of the East River. His job at a local car service doesn’t earn him enough to make up for the rest of tuition. His father, a retired sanitation worker on disability, refuses to support Mike’s attempts for financial aid out of pride. Mike ultimately takes a job making deliveries for Tony, the local mob boss, to make up the gap.
* Kevin Zegers – Mike Manadoro
* Vincent D’Onofrio – Vinny Manadoro
* Sophia Bush – Kathy Popovich
* Eddie Cahill – Nicky Shades
* Monica Keena – Gina
* Roger Rees – Professor Reyerson
* Michael Kelly – Danny