Broadway’s Finest is a diverting story about three struggling men who impersonate New York City undercover cops in order to create their own cutting edge police drama.
The film opens with our main characters, Goldstone a frustrated actor, Willy an ex-New York City fireman and Lewis a recovering addict, showcasing a scene about police detectives chasing a notorious drug dealer. J.K. Lipson, a well-known theatrical producer, sees the electrifying showcase and wants to read the entire play. “If it is as sensational as the first scene,” he will produce the play on Broadway. He needs to make a quick decision, within a week.
The guys are ecstatic. Finally, after years of struggling, they now have a golden opportunity to make it. There is only one problem. There is no written play. What was showcased was an improvisation based on a newspaper story about a real-life drug dealer known as the Chemist. Desperate and determined to do it themselves they come up with a plan. Goldstone and Willy will impersonate New York City narcotic agents and enter the dangerous world of undercover police work. Lewis, using his erstwhile drug connections, will get them inside the drug world and lead them to the Chemist. They will then use this experience to create their show.
Do these guys really know what they’re playing with? Will they survive the dangers of the street? As the exploits of the ill-prepared detectives get them deeper and deeper into the case, they are driven to extremes in their attempt to meet their deadline. Their quest comes to an end when they corner the Chemist. But who corners whom? Things are rarely what they seem in this gritty action comedy.
BEST FEATURE FILM: Toronto Independent Film Festival
BEST FILM – FESTIVAL DIRECTOR’S CHOICE: Hills Film Festival
WINNER – AUDIENCE AWARD: Long Island Int’l Film Expo
WINNER – BEST DIRECTOR: Hoboken Int’l Film Festival
WINNER – BEST ACTOR: Hills Film Festival
WINNER – OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT WRITING: Visionfest
WINNER – BEST SCREENPLAY: Hills Film Festival
WINNER – BEST SCREENPLAY: Prescott Film Festival
WINNER – BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Visionfest
WINNER – BEST EDITING: Long Island Int’l Film Expo
WINNER – BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Long Island Int’l Film Expo
HONORABLE MENTION – BEST SONG: Long Island Int’l Film Expo
ADAM STORKE (Lewis) started his career on the New York stage in such productions as Christopher Hampton’s TOTAL ECLIPSE, Lanford Wilson’s RIMERS OF ELDRITCH, and Eric Bogosian’s TALK RADIO. His numerous film credits include MYSTIC PIZZA with Julia Roberts, DEATH BECOMES HER with Meryl Streep, Steven King’s THE STAND with Gary Sinese, and ROUGH RIDERS directed by John Milius. He has starred in such television series’ as PREY opposite Debra Messing, and Stephen Bochco’s OVER THERE, as well as guest starring in numerous shows like LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT, NEW AMSTERDAM, and AMERICAN DREAMS. Recently, Mr. Storke has focused his attention to writing screenplays attracting notice from such studios as Dreamworks and Plan B.
JOHN LAVELLE (Goldstone) starred on Broadway as the title character Benjamin in the GRADUATE. He has performed regionally, Off-Broadway, and internationally at venues including the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford upon Avon. TV credits include NCIS, LAW AND ORDER: TRIAL BY JURY, NUMB3RS and ALL MY CHILDREN. Film credits include Tony Scott’s, THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123.
NICK CORNISH (Willy) film credits include Charles Busch’s PSYCHO BEACH PARTY (Sundance Film Festival selection), HOMETOWN LEGND, and CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC. He’s appeared in numerous TV shows such as DAWSON’S CREEK, THE PRACTICE, and COLD CASE. He’s been recently playing a recurring character on GOSSIP GIRL.
LAUREN HODGES (Lauren) film credits include THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU and THE ARCHITECT. She has starred in the television series’ RUBICON and IN TREATMENT. Featured television roles include: NCIA, LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT and NAKED IN A FISHBOWL.
LARRY PINE (A.K. Lipson) made his film debut in 1978 in James Ivory’s HULLABALOO OVER GEORGIE AND BONNIE’S PICTURES. He has performed in Louis Malle’s, VANYA ON 42ND STREET, Woody Allen’s CELEBRITY, SMALL TIME CROOKS, MELINDA AND MELINDA, and many other films. He appeared in ONE LIFE TO LIVE and GUIDING LIGHT. He appears in the book ARE YOU DAVE GORMAN? as the first actor encountered by the writer to have played a fictional Dave Gorman (in THE ICE STORM). He appeared in Wes Andersen’s THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS and MOONRISE KINGDOM.
ROBERT CLOHESSY (Officer Buckley) won The Screen Actors Guild Award in 2012 for BOARDWALK EMPIRE. This fall he stars opposite Bradley Cooper in the film, THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES. He’s been in over a hundred films and TV shows including LAW AND ORDER, BLUE BLOODS, WHITE COLLAR and OZ.
TOM G.WAITS (Caesar) was last seen as Mickey in THE LAST DAYS OF MICKEY AND JEAN at the Penguin Rep, before that he has been on Broadway in AWAKE AND SING!, RICHARD THE THIRD, with Al Pacino, SEARCH AND DESTROY, TEANECK TANZI and AMERICAN BUFFALO again with Al Pacino. Film credits include: THE WARRIORS, AND JUSTICE FOR ALL, THE THING, CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR, LIGHT OF DAY, and VERNE MILLER.
ROBERT FUNARO (Officer Larson) is best known for his recurring character, “Eugene Pontecorvo” in the acclaimed HBO TV series THE SOPRANOS. Robert’s performance in THE SOPRANOS season opener episode MEMBERS ONLY, in which he played the lead, garnered him an Emmy Ballot. His film credits include AMERICAN GANGSTER directed by Ridley Scott. He will be a part of the NY Film Festival this season with a role in the premier of NOT FADE AWAY David Chase’s first feature film.
DAVID LANDSBURY (Bane) Broadway credits include: WARHORSE, HEDDA GABLER, “MAJOR BARBARA, and THE HEIDI CHRONICLES. Off-Broadway credits include: GROUNDSWELL, BANISHED CHILDREN OF EVE, ”THE HAIRY APE, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH, COMEDIANS, PRIDE’S CROSSING, HAPGOOD, ADVICE FROM A CATERPILLAR, and THE PRINCIPALITY OF SORROWS. Regional credits include: HEDDA GABLER at Williamstown Theatre Festival, WAITING FOR GODOT, CYMBELINE (directed by Dan Sullivan), and HENRY IV, PARTS I and II (directed by Jack O’Brien) at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego; Film credits include: MICHEAL CLAYTON with George Clonney, FROM OTHER WORLDS, HURRICANE, STRANGER IN THE KINGDOM, SCENT OF A WOMAN, GAS, FOOD AND LODGING, and GORILLAS IN THE MIST. Featured television roles include: SEX IN THE CITY, OZ, all incarnations of LAW AND ORDER, CUPID AND KATE, FRINGE and TRUMAN.
CHRIS KERSON (Saveno) originally trained by Al Pacino’s mentor Charlie Laughton, has been the lead in over 20 films that have gone to festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Sundance, Slamdance, Cinequest, and more. Last year, Chris’ starred in, COST OF A SOUL, distributed by Relativity Media and AMC in theaters throughout the country.