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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Martin Scorsese edited the film himself, but consulted Sidney Levin for advice. Since Scorsese wasn't a member of the editors' union, Levin accepted to put his name on the movie. See more »
While Charlie and Johnny Boy are walking (after the bar shooting) and having pinched some bread outside side of Charlie's uncle's restaurant, they get into a discussion about Charlie's grandmother. Johnny Boy asks Charlie if she is going to die and if he likes her (the setting is night time). Charlie then replies and the scene has changed to broad daylight. The dialogue continues as if no time has passed. See more »
Look... I'll give ya $20 to hold ya for now.
What, are ya kidding? $20 doesn't pay the interest for 2 hours. Now, with a vig, it's almost $3000.
$3000? Shit, you charge a guy from the neighborhood $1800 vig? One day he's late with his payments.
Whatta ya think I am, his father?
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