Stony Island (film)

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Stony Island
Stony island film.jpg
Directed byAndrew Davis
Written byTamar Simon Hoffs
Andrew Davis
StarringRichard Davis
Music byDavid Matthews
CinematographyTak Fujimoto
Edited byDov Hoenig
Distributed byWorld Northal
Release date
  • 1978 (1978)
Running time
97 minutes
CountryUnited States

Stony Island is a 1978 American musical drama film directed by Andrew Davis. It concerns an up-and-coming rhythm and blues band in Chicago.[1] Set in various places in Chicago, including gritty Stony Island Avenue, it stars Richard Davis, the director's brother,[2] and features early appearances from Dennis Franz and Rae Dawn Chong as well as numerous local musicians including saxophone great Gene Barge. Susanna Hoffs, whose mother co-wrote the screenplay, also appears. Future director Mark Romanek worked as one of the cameramen.[3]

The film was well received by critics, who praised its music and the depiction of contemporary Chicago.[4][5] However, the film was not a commercial success.


Home media[edit]

The film was released on DVD in 2012.[6]


  1. ^ Bey, Lee (2012-04-03). "South Side cult film finally hits streets". WBEZ.
  2. ^ WGN interview with Nick Digilio, Director Andrew Davis talks 25 years of “The Fugitive”, August 20, 2019
  3. ^ Murray, Noel (2012-05-23). "Stony Island". Film.
  4. ^ The New York Times,
  5. ^
  6. ^ Chicago Sun-Times, "1970s Chicago comes alive in full funk in 'Stony Island'", April 2, 2012,

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