A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire, and over a fast living and fast loving socialite.
A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action, while attempting to liberate a twelve-year-old prostitute.
Robert De Niro,
The future is set for Tony and Michael - owning a neighbourhood 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
Dave Cook <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In "Harvey Keitel - The first documentary - The success of Mean Streets" (available on YouTube), the opening song is Jumpin' Jack Flash by The Rolling Stones. Many years later, Martin Scorsese directed Shine a Light (2008), a "rockumentary" about the band. Also, the hilariously synthesized voice of "Paul", who narrates the text, mispronounces Scorsese as "Score-seize". It is correctly pronounced "Score-say-zee". See more »
Tony is driving with a bandaged right little finger, then the bandage is gone and it reappears again. See more »
[Johnny Boy is pointing his .38 at Michael]
You don't have the guts to use that.
I don't, huh? I don't have the guts? Come here, asshole. Come over here. I'll put this up your ass.
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