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The Lord's of Flatbush -- This cult favorite about the life and times of Brooklyn's coolest high school gang, circa 1958, stars Sylvester Stallone & Henry Winkler.


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Release Date:
20 May 1975 (Sweden) See more »
When was the last time someone gave you a hickey? See more »
A group of kids in Brooklyn form a gang. From this moment on they do everything together. This makes... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Perry King ... David 'Chico' Tyrell

Sylvester Stallone ... Stanley Rosiello

Henry Winkler ... Butchey Weinstein
Paul Mace ... Wimpy Murgalo

Susan Blakely ... 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
Antonia Rey ... Mrs. Rosiello
Lou Byrne ... Mrs. Pat Bradshaw
Bill Van Sleet ... Mr. Bradshaw
Margaret Bauer ... Nancy Bradshaw
Rose Rothman ... Mrs. Malincanico
Lillian Davidson ... Mah Jong Player
Ann Lefkowitz ... Mah Jong Player
Florence Schissler ... Mah Jong Player
Mildred Deutsch ... Mah John Player
Ray Sharkey ... Student / Wedding Guest

Geraldine Smith ... Student
Darryl Peck ... Student

Bernie Hiller ... Student (as Bernardo Hiller)
Caren Kaye ... Student (as Karen Kaye)
Phyllis Gibbs ... Student
Helen Calahan ... Student
Dana Foley ... Student
Barbara Foley ... Student
Thomas Clarke ... Student
Bonnie Sylvano ... Student
Linda Troiano ... Student
Mark Flanagan ... Student
Linda Lanna ... Student
Tia Millman ... Student

Armand Assante ... Wedding Guest (as Armand Assanti)
George Goomishian ... Wedding Guest
Arlene Gelb ... Wedding Guest
Jamie Gelb ... Wedding Guest
Stacy Gelb ... Wedding Guest
Peter Mintz ... Wedding Guest
Tom Bauer ... Wedding Guest
David Stein ... Wedding Guest
Ralph Rogers Trio ... Wedding Band
Joseph Stern ... Eddie The Drug Store Clerk (as Joe Stern)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Brooke Adams ... (uncredited)
Monica Dizozza ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Peter Dizozza ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Burt Lancaster ... Himself - Actor in From Here to Eternity (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Martin Davidson 
Stephen Verona  (as Stephen F. Verona)
Writing credits
Stephen Verona (screenplay) (as Stephen F. Verona) and
Gayle Gleckler (screenplay) and
Martin Davidson (screenplay)

Sylvester Stallone (additional dialogue)

Produced by
Richard Millman .... associate producer
Stephen Verona .... producer (as Stephen F. Verona)
Original Music by
Joseph Brooks  (as Joe Brooks)
Cinematography by
Edward Lachman 
Joseph Mangine (photographed by)
Film Editing by
Muffie Meyer 
Stan Siegel 
Art Direction by
Glenda Ganis  (as Glenda Miller)
Costume Design by
Glenda Ganis (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Hillary Bean .... hair stylist
Jacques Lawlor .... hair stylist
Marlene Lorenzen .... hair stylist
Count Vincenzo .... makeup artist
Production Management
Arthur Chobanian .... production manager
Steve Sirkin .... production supervisor
Art Department
Arthur Gelb .... graphic artist: advertising
Sound Department
Vincent Deleo .... sound recordist (as Vincent de Leo)
Tom Dillinger .... sound mix engineer: Cinemix
Mike Engle .... boom operator
Nigel Noble .... sound recordist (as Nigel Nobel)
Camera and Electrical Department
Stuart Adlowitz .... gaffer
Larry Beinhart .... key grip
Jack Cummins .... grip
Haim Pekelis .... grip
Dan Quinn .... assistant camera
Mike Spera .... assistant camera
Jeff Stolow .... grip
Carl Teitelbaum .... gaffer
Kit Whitmore .... grip
Editorial Department
Susan Brockman .... assistant editor
Lords of Flatbush .... dailies advisor
Ron Silver .... assistant editor
Music Department
Malcolm Addey .... music recording engineer: Bell Sound Studios
Joseph Brooks .... conductor (as Joe Brooks)
Joseph Brooks .... music arranger (as Joe Brooks)
Robb Navrides .... composer: additional music
Robb Navrides .... music editor: TV version (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Dan List .... picture car coordinator
Other crew
Frankie Ciraolo .... production assistant
Jimmy Ciraolo .... production assistant
Arthur Gelb .... title designer
Jules Gerber .... production accountant
Nancy Hertz .... production coordinator

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Also Known As:
"The Lords of Flatbush" - USA (poster title)
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86 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Australia:M | Canada:PG | Canada:G (Quebec) | Denmark:A (2003) | Iceland:12 | Spain:T | Sweden:11 | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:PG | West Germany:16 (video rating)

Did You Know?

Sylvester Stallone stated that his payment for his role was 25 free t-shirts.See more »
Continuity: When Stanley, Butchy and Wimpy go to steal a car in a lot, it's a dry night. As they are driving the car out of the lot, the roads are wet and the car's windshield is soaked with rain.See more »
Stanley Rosiello:[shopping for an engagement ring] You want a ring? I got a ring for ya. In my bathtub.See more »
Movie Connections:
Can You Believe You're In LoveSee more »


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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A mixed bag, 4 March 2003
Author: nick44 from New Jersey USA

If you grew up in this time and place, or a reasonable facsimile, you will understand and appreciate this little gem of a movie. If you didn't, you won't.

Those of us that did will instantly recognize the time, place and character types portrayed here.

Its strong points are its accurate capture of the milieu and the characters. In that case, the lack of character development is a positive part of the characters themselves, not a shortcoming. We know at the outset that most of them are not going to be able to break out from who or what they are, and the ones that survive Viet Nam will end up back in the neighborhood or a transplanted version of it. Even when one character recognizes his limited prospects, we're not really sure that he is going to be able to do anything about it. That's what gives the story line, such as it is, its bite.

On the other hand, the meandering plot and the technical shortcomings keep this film from achieving all that it could have. If the plot had come up to the standards of the characters and the period accuracy, and if just a little more attention had been paid to technique, this would have been a classic.

As it is, it's not quite there. But despite its shortcomings, it deserves a place among others of its type.

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