ASPHALT CITY Starring Sean Penn and Tye Sheridan - In Theaters March 29, 2024

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Asphalt City follows Ollie Cross (Tye Sheridan), a young paramedic assigned to the NYC night shift with an uncompromising and seasoned partner Gene Rutkovsky (Sean Penn). The dark nights reveal a city in crisis; Rutkovsky guides Cross, as each 911 call is often dangerous and uncertain, putting their lives on the line every day to help others. Cross soon discovers firsthand the chaos and awe of a job that careens from harrowing to heartfelt, testing his relationship with Rutkovsky and the ethical ambiguity that can be the difference between life and death. 

Sean Penn as “Gene Rutkovsky”
Tye Sheridan as “Ollie Cross”
Gbenga Akkinagbe as “Verdis”
Michael C. Pitt as “Lafontaine”
Katherine Waterston as “Nancy”
Mike Tyson as “Chief Burroughs”
Raquel Nave as “Clara”
Kali Reis as “Nia”

Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
Screenwriters: Ryan King and Ben Mac Brown
Based on the novel Black Flies by Shannon Burke
Producers: Warren Goz, Eric Gold, Christopher Kopp, Lucan Toh, Sean Penn, John Ira Palmer, John Wildermuth, Tye Sheridan, and Tina Wang
Executive Producers: James Masciello, Matthew Sidari, Mitchell Zhang, Luke Rodgers, Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire, Jamie Buckner, Shannon Burke, Babak Anvari, and Ryan King
Director of Photography: David Ungaro, AFC
Editors: Saar Klein & Katie Mcquerrey
Production Designer: Robert Pyzocha
Costume Designer: Stacy Jansen
Music: Nicholas Becker and Quentin Sirjacq
Casting: Lori Eastside
Distributors: Roadside Attractions / Vertical
Genre: Thriller
Rating: R
Running Time: 125 minutes