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 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 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.[2]

The film was well received by critics, who praised its music and the depiction of contemporary Chicago.[3] However, the film was not a commercial success. It was released on DVD in 2012.[4]



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