Ethan Hawke battles to make it big in the shadow of Manhattan in writer James DeMonaco's debut feature. The lives of three men with their eyes on a bigger prize tragically intersect when blue-collar worker Sully Haverson decides to rob the safe of smalltime mob boss Parmie Tarzo to give his soon-to-be-born child a hope of a better future. Desperate to be remembered for something, Tarzo campaigns to save Staten Island Forest while deaf-mute deli worker Jasper Sabiano disposes of the victims of the mob boss's shadier activities. Hard-hitting writer James DeMonaco (The Negotiator, Assault on Precinct 13) steps behind the camera and casts two-time Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke (Lord of War, Training Day) opposite Vincent D'Onifrio (JFK, Full Metal Jacket) in a duo that will make sparks fly. Hollywood veteran Seymour Cassel (Academy Award nomination for Faces) co-stars.