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Writers:
Stephen Verona (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
20 May 1975 (Sweden) See more »
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When was the last time someone gave you a hickey? See more »
Plot:
A group of kids in Brooklyn form a gang. From this moment on they do everything together. This makes... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Doesn't live up to its promise. See more (35 total) »

Cast

  (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)
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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
Kathy Dougherty .... 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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Lords of Flatbush" - USA (poster title)
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Runtime:
86 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
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)

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Trivia:
When the film wrapped production, it took over a year to edit and score because the producers needed to secure additional financing.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After Stanley buys the ring for Frannie, Stanley starts walking with his right arm over Frannie, and his left arm over Annie. In the very next shot, his right arm is over Annie, and his left arm is over Frannie.See more »
Quotes:
Stanley Rosiello:If you ever show my girl a ring like that again, you know what's gonna be written on your tombstone? "I was dumb enough to show Frannie Malincanico a $1600 ring," ya got that?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in My Best Friend's Birthday (1987)See more »
Soundtrack:
Can You Believe You're In LoveSee more »

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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Doesn't live up to its promise., 13 July 1999
Author: Hermit C-2 from Marietta, GA, USA

Here we have early film appearances from a number of guys who went on to varying degrees of stardom. I think this is mostly what this movie's good reputation is based on. But I didn't find it quite so compelling as a film.

This flick is about four high school boys in 1950's Brooklyn who belong to a "social-athletic club" (others would say gang) called the Lords. As is often the case in movies, they all look like they saw the end of high school some years before. The four (Perry King, Sylvester Stallone, Henry Winkler, Paul Mace) are poised on the brink of adulthood and the responsibility that it will bring. The film is shot in a manner that is almost cinema verite, with lots of hand-held cameras getting grainy-looking closeups. The dialog also is obviously meant to be realistic, but I found it often less than scintillating. I waited around for the bigger issues to be tackled and the larger truths to be revealed, but they are not exactly enlightening, either. A faux-'50's music soundtrack doesn't help much.

Despite these negative comments, I would give 'The Lords of Flatbush' a marginal "thumbs up," mostly for effort. It does do a good job of depicting the culture and local color of the place and time it represents. But this is no definitive film about either coming of age or life in Brooklyn in the 1950's.

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