Gravesend

Synopsis: Four young men spend their Saturday night trying to come up with the money to cover up the accidental death of a family member. As the night grows old, the tensions between the four rise and the situation becomes all the more desperate.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Salvatore Stabile
Production: Palm Pictures
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
6.3
Rotten Tomatoes:
60%
R
Year:
1997
85 min
4 Views

Sal:
I GREW UP IN

A SMALL ITALIAN NEIGHBORHOOD

IN BROOKLYN:

CALLED GRAVESEND.

NOT MANY PEOPLE KNOW THAT THERE

IS A GRAVESEND, BROOKLYN.

THAT'S BECAUSE

OVER THE YEARS,

THE PEOPLE THOUGHT

IT BROUGHT BAD LUCK

TO HAVE A NAME SO CLOSELY

ASSOCIATED WITH DEATH.

SO, INSTEAD,

PEOPLE WOULD SAY

THAT THEY LIVED IN BENSONHURST

OR CONEY ISLAND.

AND THE NAME GRAVESEND

WAS FORGOTTEN.

MY STORY'S ABOUT MY 4 FRIENDS

FROM GRAVESEND--

RAY, MIKEY,

CHICKEN, AND ZANE,

WHO ALSO HAVE:

BEEN FORGOTTEN.

ONE MONDAY MORNING,

JUST BEFORE I WAS

GOING TO SCHOOL,

8 COPS KNOCKED

ON MY DOOR,

AND I WAS ARRESTED

AND HANDCUFFED:

AND BROUGHT DOWN

TO THE 6-2 PRECINCT

ON BATH AVENUE.

THEY TOOK ME:

IN THE BACK ROOM,

AND THEY BEGAN TO ASK ME

WHERE I WAS SATURDAY NIGHT.

I TOLD THEM I WENT OUT

WITH MY GIRLFRIEND,

BUT THEY DIDN'T BELIEVE ME.

THEN THEY STARTED

ASKING ME QUESTIONS

ABOUT MY 4 FRIENDS.

I STOPPED ANSWERING THEM.

I WAS ARRESTED BEFORE,

AND I KNEW MY RIGHTS.

ALL I KEPT SAYING WAS

MY NAME IS SAL STABILE,

I'M 17-YEARS OLD,

AND I LIVE IN GRAVESEND.

AFTER A FEW HOURS,

THE SERGEANT EXPLAINED

WHAT HAPPENED:

AND TOLD ME THAT

THEY COULDN'T LET ME GO.

AND THEY PUT ME IN A CELL

ALL BY MYSELF.

ALL I DID THAT ENTIRE DAY

WAS THANK GOD:

THAT I WASN'T

WITH MY 4 FRIENDS

THAT SATURDAY NIGHT.

AND I DON'T EVEN

BELIEVE IN GOD.

WHASSUP?

GET THE FUCK:

OUT OF MY FACE.

GET THE FUCK:

OUT OF MY FACE!

[EVERYBODY YELLING AT ONCE]

WE ALREADY WENT:

OVER THIS, MY MAN.

ALL RIGHT? WE ALREADY

WENT OVER THIS.

GEE, YOU FUCKIN'

MY BITCH. ALL RIGHT?

YOU'RE STUPID, MAN.

STUPID? I AIN'T

FUCKIN' STUPID.

YOU THINK I'M

FUCKIN' STUPID?

YOU GIVE ME:

ANY FUCKIN'

MATH PROBLEM.

ANY FUCKIN'

MATH PROBLEM.

I'LL SOLVE IT

RIGHT HERE,

MOTHERFUCKER.

[EVERYBODY YELLING AT ONCE]

2X + 12 = 39.

GIVE ME:

THE FUCKIN' PEN,

ALL RIGHT?

WHAT'S X? WHAT'S X?

2X + 12 = 39.

I HEARD YOU.

[EVERYBODY TALKING AT ONCE]

SHH!

6?

YEAH, IT'S

FUCKIN' 6, MAN.

IT'S FUCKIN' 6.

MIKEY, ISN'T IT 6?

[EVERYBODY TALKS AT ONCE]

EVERYBODY WANTS TO

BE MY FRIEND WHEN I

WALK IN HERE, RIGHT?

NONE OF YOU HAVE

FUCKIN' BALLS, MAN.

NONE OF YOU:

HAD BALLS.

HERE I AM.

YEAH, YEAH?

YOU WANT TO GO:

THE FUCK OUTSIDE

THEN, MAN, HUH?

[EVERYBODY TALKS AT ONCE]

[TOILET FLUSHES]

OH, COME ON, GUYS.

NOT ANOTHER FUCKIN'

SATURDAY NIGHT.

Sal:
EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT,

ME, RAY, MIKEY,

CHICKEN, AND ZANE

WOULD HANG OUT:

IN RAY'S BASEMENT.

HERE'S THE PITCH.

OH!

Sal:
RAY'S BROTHER MARK

OWNED THE HOUSE:

AND LIVED UPSTAIRS

ALL ALONE.

I DON'T KNOW.

IT DEPENDS.

Sal:
USUALLY EVERY

SATURDAY NIGHT,

ZANE WOULD GET BORED

AND RESTLESS AND START

TO MAKE TOO MUCH NOISE.

THEN RAY'S BROTHER MARK

WOULD COME DOWN:

IN HIS UNDERWEAR

AND THROW US ALL

OUT OF THE BASEMENT.

FUCKIN' "A" RIGHT I WILL.

USUALLY ZANE AND MARK

GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT.

AND THAT WAS OUR

SATURDAY NIGHT.

IT DEPENDS.

GIVE ME:

THE FUCKIN' BOOK.

IT'S A BOOK.

IT'S A BOOK.

[EVERYBODY YELLS AT ONCE]

I'M A MEAN

MOTHERFUCKER.

WHO CARES ABOUT:

THIS BITCH, MAN?

SHE'S FUCKIN'

A NIGGER, MAN.

I'M A CONGO LAD.

YOU SAY ONE MORE--

NO, GUYS.

CHILL, NOW, CHILL.

I WAS WALKING:

THROUGH THE JUNGLE

WITH A DICK IN MY HAND.

CHILL OUT. LET'S FUCKIN'

SMOKE BOWLS, MAN.

WE GOT 200 BONES

IN OUR BODY,

NONE IN OUR MOUTH.

WHAT DID I SEE?

THAT'S ALL RIGHT,

'CAUSE I CAN'T

GET OVER HIS MOTHER.

UP IN A TREE.

[EVERYBODY TALKS AT ONCE]

A MEAN MOTHERFUCKER

TRIED TO PISS ON ME.

ANYTIME.

WHENEVER YOU FEEL--

GUYS! GOD DAMN IT!

SO I PICKED UP A ROCK.

HIS ROCKS!

AND I HIT HIM:

IN A COCK.

FUCKIN' "A",

MOTHERFUCKERS!

SHUT UP, MAN.

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Salvatore Stabile

Salvatore "Sal" Stabile is an American television and feature film writer, director and producer. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1974, Sal directed his first feature film, Gravesend (1997), when he was 19 years old. Stabile has gone on to write for numerous television shows, including The Sopranos (2001) and Rescue Me (2004). more…

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