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The Lords of Flatbush (1974)

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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Cast

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David 'Chico' Tyrell
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Butchey Weinstein
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Wimpy Murgalo
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Jane Bradshaw
Maria Smith ...
Frannie Malincanico
Renee Paris ...
Annie Yuckamanelli (as Reneé Paris)
Paul Jabara ...
Crazy Cohen
Bruce Reed ...
Mike Mambo
Frank Stiefel ...
Arnie Levine
Martin Davidson ...
Mr. Birnbaum
Joe Stern ...
Eddie
Ruth Klinger ...
Mrs. Tyrell
Joan Neuman ...
Miss Molina
Dolph Sweet ...
Mr. Rosiello
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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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It was 1958 when making love meant "making out". 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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to the DVD sleeve notes, this movie was the first major screen role for Henry Winkler and Sylvester Stallone. The film is informally notable for being the picture that starred both Rocky and The Fonz. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in 1957 but the motorcycle Chico is riding is a 1966 Harley Davidson FLH. See more »

Quotes

Annie Yuckamanelli: [after an embarassing makeout session] Oh Chico... you made a mess!
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Referenced in My Best Friend's Birthday (1987) See more »

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Rock & Roll Music
Lead Vocal by Jerry Keller
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A worthwhile not-a-movie
14 April 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This film really isn't a movie in the conventional sense of the word, in that it doesn't really have a plot, character development, or even real dialogue. This film is as if a little hole was torn in time and the viewer is allowed to peek through. The film feels like a documentary and the dialogue is largely ad-libbed and not always well, which gives it a realistic feel. One feels like these

characters could actually be real and that they don't exist merely for the sake of the story. Some may criticize this film for its lack of character development, but these guys aren't the type to open up and pour out their feelings, and if they try, it usually doesn't come out right. The realism and authenticity of this film make up for its lack of character development and swiss cheesy plot. Definitely worth seeing.


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