R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Connie Nikas embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city's underworld in an increasingly desperate-and dangerous-attempt to get his brother Nick out of jail.
Benny Safdie on the realism of the movie: "We wanted to bring this idea that we didn't have permission to do certain things, even though we had all of the permits. So when he's (Connie) running through the mall, it feels like we just stole that shot. We just wanted to bring that energy to it. Like mixing Rob (Pattinson) with certain people who hadn't acted before because they add a realness to the situation. When we were shooting at the mall, the cop said that we had permission to shut all of it down to film, but we wanted to keep it open for the energy. He just said to make sure not to hit anyone."
Don't be confused, it's just gonna make it worse for me.
It was the Nassau County Police department that showed up at the Adventureland Amusement Park. However, Adventureland is located in East Farmingdale in Suffolk County.
The film's editors receive an unusually prominent credit position: between producers and writers.
$125,101 (USA) (13 August 2017)
$2,009,484 (USA) (12 October 2017)
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