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A Pál utcai fiúk
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Endre Bohem (writer)
Zoltán Fábri (writer)
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3 April 1969 (Hungary) See more »
The most extraordinary battle ever fought by the bravest army that ever had to be home for dinner. See more »
In Budapest, two rival gangs of young boys lay claim to a vacant lot. The hostilities escalate yet never quite boil over into actual violence... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (Cast overview, first billed only)

Mari Töröcsik ... Nemecsek anyja
Sándor Pécsi ... Rácz tanár úr
László Kozák ... Janó
Anthony Kemp ... Nemecsek Ernõ
William Burleigh ... Boka

John Moulder-Brown ... Geréb
Robert Efford ... Csónakos
Mark Colleano ... Csele
Gary O'Brien ... Weisz
Martin Beaumont ... Kolnay
Paul Bartleft ... Barabás
Earl Younger ... Leszik
György Vizi ... Richter
Julien Holdaway ... Áts, Feri
Péter Delmár ... Idõsebb pásztor
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Also Known As:
"A Pál utcai fiúk" - Hungary (original title)
"The Boys from Paul Street" - USA (poster title)
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110 min | Denmark:105 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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17 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
A lost (???) Masterpiece., 4 April 2000
Author: Paulo A. Pereira ( from Sao Paulo, Brazil

A superbly crafted film. Ferenc Molnar's play, set in early 20th century's Budapest, is masterfully re-created in this motion picture. It depicts a soothingly naive pre-first war world, when comradeship and honor were still known words. A group of boys fight to keep their playground. But don't let such a simple plot mislead you: This is a very serious and moving film: It displays a world about to deep dive into its first global war, when all naivety would be replaced by evil and malice. Two other later films "Stand By Me" and "The Outsiders" follow the same line, but have a much less ominous background scenario to play upon. A must see.

20th Century-Fox released the film, and it seems they have forgot about it. And they shouldn't have.

Oct/12/2012: Really amazed to find out that "The Boys of Paul Street" has been released in DVD 2 years ago here in Brazil, and I've got myself 2 copies just in case.

The movie has been transferred from a pristine hungarian copy and as such, its dolby 2.0 audio is in hungarian. Unfortunately for the English speaking fans, only Portuguese subtitles are available.

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