R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city's history.
Javier Bardem was cast in the lead role during development. But after some disagreements with the film's direction, Bardem dropped out. Jessica Chastain suggested her former Juillard classmate, Oscar Isaac, who ended up being cast.
When it feels scary to jump, that is exactly when you jump, otherwise you end up staying in the same place your whole life, and that I can't do.
Tollbooths in NYC in the 1980s had change baskets attached to every booth.
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