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Several television programs, films, music videos and commercials have been produced on City Island. Films include Butterflied starring Elizabeth Taylor, Long Day's Journey Into Night (Katharine Hepburn), Awakenings (Robert De Niro and Robin Williams), Love Is All There Is (Lainie Kazan and Angelina Jolie), and A Bronx Tale (Robert De Niro and Chazz Palminteri), which featured the City Island Bridge and one scene which was filmed in the parking lot of Johnny's Reef Restaurant. Michael Douglas filmed Don't Say a Word at the Hart Island Ferry and Hart Island. Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums was filmed at Delmours Point, which is the mansion where Long Days Journey Into Night was filmed.
The movie City Island, starring Andy García and Julianna Margulies, is set on City Island and also was shot here. Its release date was March 19, 2010. The film won the Audience Favorite Award at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.
City Island was also the setting for the 2006 film The Groomsmen, which was directed by Edward Burns; filming took place at many locations on City Island.
In 1999, Spike Lee directed and produced Summer of Sam, a crime drama based around the Son of Sam murders, and set in the neighborhood of City Island.
In 2006, Margot at the Wedding starring Nicole Kidman and Ciarán Hinds was filmed on City Island Avenue and other locations on the island.
In 2008, actor Michael Douglas returned to City Island with actor Danny DeVito to film Solitary Man (2009) in the City Island Diner and Jessica Alba was filmed in An Invisible Sign of My Own (2009) here as well.
A very early film shot in a City Island studio was Richard III, made in 1912.
Television series that were filmed on the island include the classic Coronet Blue, Naked City, Car 54, Where Are You? and, more recently, an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent called "Sound Bodies" which was based on a real-life story of several local teenagers who drowned in Long Island Sound near City Island. The fictional city of Hyde in the series finale of the US version of Life on Mars was filmed on City Island. Also the Law and Order episode "Maritime" showing the City Island bridge.
Since 2002, the film production company Harrington Talents has had its offices and studio located on City Island. Notable celebrities who have worked on their productions include rapper and actor Ice-T, professional wrestler Bruno Sammartino. They also shot many scenes from their movie Doughboys starring Louis Lombardi, Vincent Pastore, Andrew Keengan, Mike Star, and James Madio. The company is owned and operated by Frank Mosca, Stephen Franciosa Jr., and John Morena. Since 2011 City Island Images has been publishing world, national, as well as local news and information content 24/7.
www.cimages.me and on Twitter @ CIMAGES City Island Images also feeds live video from City Island.
The following is a timeline of major motion pictures produced right here on City Island:
1906 Cruise of the Gladys
1912 Richard III – Frederick Warde, Robert Gemp, Albert Gardener
1914 Keeper of the Light
1916 Paying the Price
1944 Arsenic & Old Lace – Cary Grant, Pricilla Lane, Raymond Massey
1960 Butterfield Eight – Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey, Eddie Fisher
1962 Long Day’s Journey into Night – Katherine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards
1990 Awakenings - Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Julie Kavner
1993 A Bronx Tale - Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri, Lillo Brancato
1996 Love is All There is. Lainie Kazan, Joseph Bologna, Barbara Carrera, Angelina Jolie
1998 The Object of My Affection – Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd
2001 Don’t Say a Word – Michael Douglas, Sean Bean, Brittany Murphy
2001 Riding in Cars with Boys – Drew Barrymore, Steve Zahn, Adam Garcia
2001 The Royal Tannenbaums – Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston
2004 Messengers – Michele Hicks, Erik Jenson, Frankie Faison
2006 The Groomsman - Edward Burns, Matthew Lillard, Brittany Murphy
2006 Wedding Daze – Jason Biggs, Isla Fisher, Michael Weston
2007 Margot at The Wedding – Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Flora Cross
2009 City Island – Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies
2009 Solitary Man – Michael Douglas, Danny DeVito, Susan Sarandon
2010 An Invisible Sign - Jessica Alba, Bailee Madison, J.K. Simmons