A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.
A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.
The future is set for Tony and Michael - owning a neighbour- hood bar and making deals in the mean streets of New York city's Little Italy. For Charlie, the future is less clearly defined. A small-time hood, he works for his uncle, making collections and reclaiming bad debts. He's probably too nice to succeed. In love with a woman his uncle disapproves of (because of her epilepsy) and a friend of her cousin, Johnny Boy, a near psychotic whose trouble-making threatens them all - he can't reconcile opposing values. A failed attempt to escape (to Brooklyn) moves them all a step closer to a bitter, almost preordained future. Written by
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I was really disappointed with Mean Streets. I'm a big fan of this type of film and many of Scorceses other movies, but this one was boring. The story...what story? The characters? I didn't really care what happened to any of them. The "Mean" Streets weren't all that mean. Fine film-making? Perhaps, but I had to fight to keep my eyes open for the final twenty minutes. Like The Aviator, I think Mean Streets was way too light on the entertainment value (suspense, drama, intrigue, humor) to put it on the same level as Goodfellas, Casino, Cape Fear or Taxi Driver. I'd take The Pope of Greenwich Village over Mean Streets any day.
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