Prince of Central Park (2000)




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A child discovers a whole new world when he runs away from home in the family drama Prince Of Central Park. JJ (played by Frankie Nasso) is a boy living in New York with his foster mother (Cathy Moriarty). To say they don't get along is an understatement; one day JJ decides he's so tired of her abuse and tirades that he leaves his home for good, determined to make a home for himself in Central Park. JJ soon meets another resident of the park, an eccentric who calls himself the Guardian (Harvey Keitel); while the Guardian seems frightening at first, he soon proves to be a true friend to JJ. JJ also makes friends with Rebecca and Noah (Kathleen Turner and Danny Aiello), a couple who never entirely recovered from the death of their son several years ago. Rebecca and Noah take JJ under their wings, and JJ helps them come to terms with their loss. Prince Of Central Park was the first family film from the production company of Seagal/Nasso, co-founded by stone-faced action star Steven Seagal.
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Drama , Kids & Family , Mystery & Suspense
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Kathleen Turner
as Rebecca Cairn
Danny Aiello
as Noah Cairn
Cathy Moriarty
as Mrs. Ardis
Harvey Keitel
as The Guardian
Frank Nasso
as JJ Somerland
Lauren Vélez
as Rosa Sanchez
Jerry Orbach
as Businessman
Mtume Gant
as Easy
Tina Holmes
as Annalisse Somerled
Carmen Moreno
as Sophia
Svetlana Efremova
as Sophia's Mom
Michael Moran
as Security Guard
Stephanie Beny
as School Principal
Frank Anthony
as Carousel Operator
Larry Clarke
as Cop No. 1
Vincent Rocco
as Cop No. 2
Daniel Ziskie
as City Planner
John P. Gulino
as Deputy Mayor
Victor Rojas
as Gangbanger
Greg Russell Cook
as Gangbanger
Rick Gonzalez
as Gangbanger
Arthur Acuna
as Gangbanger
Ryan Bondoc
as Gangbanger
Ted Arcidi
as Construction Worker
Phillippe Mao
as Maitre D'
Martha Ryan
as Nurse Yeager
Pamela Stewart
as Nurse Kohanek
Jaliyl Lynn
as Dominique
Lexie Sperduto
as Little Girl
Jessica Feng
as Herself
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Critic Reviews for Prince of Central Park

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Full Review… | July 19, 2001
Apollo Guide

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July 19, 2001
New York Times
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999

Audience Reviews for Prince of Central Park

5.5/10. Not too bad. Somewhat inspiring. The characters are just too extreme for it to completely work, but it has some fine scenes. Melodramatic and it goes in too many directions that detract from the film.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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