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A group of kids in Brooklyn form a gang. From this moment on they do everything together. This makes things easier but at the same time they have to face new problems.

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Butchey Weinstein
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Wimpy Murgalo
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Crazy Cohen
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Arnie Levine
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Joe Stern ...
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Dolph Sweet ...
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A group of kids in Brooklyn form a gang. From this moment on they do everything together. This makes things easier but at the same time they have to face new problems. Written by Volker Boehm

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youth | 1950s | diner | drive in | new york | See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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20 May 1975 (Sweden)  »

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The Lords of Flatbush  »

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$160,000 (estimated)
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Henry Winkler stated that when he was creating the character of the Fonz in Happy Days (1974), he based his performance on Sylvester Stallone's portrayal of Stanley. See more »

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One of the students scrawls an off-color remark on blackboard in huge letters but when teacher erases it, it is in much small letters. See more »

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Annie Yuckamanelli: [after an embarassing makeout session] Oh Chico... you made a mess!
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Brilliant movie … sadly overlooked
8 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

This movie has all it takes to be classified as a good 'coming of age' flick. Sadly, it seems to have been overlooked by most. At best, it's seen as a movie that has some future stars like Sylvester Stallone, Henry Winkler and Perry King in their pre-stardom days. And that's the sad part. There's so much more that the movie has to offer.

Fine, it's a low budget movie with some serious technical flaws. But somehow, that adds to the whole 50's feel that the movie is all about. The setting is realistic and so are the characters, unlike "Grease" where every character and situation is virtually make-believe. Let's not forget the great soundtrack that bends perfectly with the story/situations and the performances are top class.

Perry King has top billing. The 'casanova' who wants to have a good time with every girl in sight. Check out the scene where he struggles for words, when he's trying to convey his feelings to Susan Blakey. His bike, the gang and his town form a comfort zone for him. Perfect portrayal of a young man who refuses to grow up.

Sylvester Stallone is the proverbial tough guy with a heart of gold. He is a simple guy who is in trouble courtesy his pregnant girlfriend and doesn't know how to deal with it. But when it comes to picking up a fight for the Lords, he's willing to dump his just-engaged girl instantly.

Henry Winkler has the brains in the gang. He is the one they all turn to for advice and willing follow it too. But then it's too 'uncool' for him to break ranks and do something worthwhile with his life. He's the one whose wasting him time hanging out with the Lords, but couldn't care less.

Finally, Paul Mace. The guy who derives his existence from being a part of the Lords. Sure, he doesn't have anything special going for him, but just being a part of the gang suits him fine.

The movie effortlessly transports you to the 50's and portrays some real people in real life situations. Like true pals, the Lords have fun, pick up fights with others, fight amongst themselves and get into some serious arguments. But when it matters the most, they stand by each other … like Lords should!

A great watch …


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