Summer of Sam

  • Summer of Sam
Genre : Crime
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 1999
Format : Feature
Running time : 142 (in minutes)

The year is 1977, punk rock is pushing disco out of the limelight and New York is experiencing one of its hottest summers of all time. While the city sizzles, a maniac with a gun is stalking single women through the Italian-American suburbs, taunting newspapers with crazed bulletins - signed "Son Of Sam" that boast about his killings. The city is in panic, and to stop the madness a Mafia figure puts out a contract on Sam, a challenge eagerly accepted by streetwise Joey T and his gang. Joey figures that it must be someone local, someone they know, and when the mob mentality takes over, a witch-hunt ensues.

Producer Jon Kilik, Spike Lee
Director Spike Lee
Screenplay Spike Lee
Photo Ellen Kuras
Editing Barry Alexander Brown
Decor Thérèse DePrez
Music Terence Blanchard
Cast John Leguizamo, Mira Sorvino, Anthony LaPaglia, Adrien Brody, Jennifer Esposito, Ben Gazzara
Running time 142 min
Sales Buena Vista Int


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