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Writers:
Stephen Verona (screenplay) and
Gayle Gleckler (screenplay) ...
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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:
Horribly choppy and empty See more (39 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)

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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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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Sylvester Stallone was allowed to rewrite and improvise some of his character's dialogue.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Chico takes Jane to the drive-in, the license plate number of the stolen Packard changes. When they arrive at the theater it is SV-5875, yet when they start to pull out, the plate has changed to 4N-4290.See more »
Quotes:
Stanley Rosiello:[shopping for an engagement ring] You want a ring? I got a ring for ya. In my bathtub.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in My Best Friend's Birthday (1987)See more »
Soundtrack:
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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Horribly choppy and empty, 29 December 2000
Author: smakawhat from Washington, DC

Way before the Fonz, way before Rocky, there was this small film known as the Lords of Flatbush. Set in the 50's it follows 4 guys who belong to "a social athletic club" known as the Lords (Flatbush being an area of Brooklyn). Pinned up in Leather jackets, brylecream, and being juvenille delinquents the film follows their antics. This movie is real void of any plot. The film synopsis I read on the back of the VHS tape said it follows the lives of these 4 guys as they soon decide that they have to grow up and join the real world and possibly let go of their friendship. Problem is the film is mostly just ad-lib dialogue and empty of any story to follow.

One guy (Perry King) is suppose to be falling for a smart girl who tells him to grow up, Another (Stallone) is in a pickle cause he got his girl pregnant and she wants to get married. Other than that, that's all you ever know about the characters. The back of the tape mentions that one character (Winkler), realizes he has to make something of himself out of his delinquency in hopes of going to college. However in the film Winkler has only one scene that gives any insight into his character which goes something like this:

Winkler: "You know I should really do something, you know?"

Soda jerk: "I know what you mean"

[Pause]

Winkler: "Ok I'll see you later"

[Walks out the door]

That's it! This is character development???? I didn't even hear the words 'go to college' in that dialogue..

The film doesn't stand the test of time either. Since it's somewhat just documetary like with hand held cameras and ad-libbed dialogue, the film is ridiculously choppy and seems like it was but together in 2 hours from outakes. Perhaps this was radical in '74, but today it's been improved and done way better and this looks terrible. This was a film that got Stallone noticed, and created the Fonz character for Winkler. There is ONE brilliant scene which involves Stallone in a jewellery store, stuck with his girlfriend and her friend badgering him into purchasing a very expensive engagement ring. But like I 've said, one good scene does not a whole movie make. The roof top 'pigeon' since is horribly bad and meaningless.

I am a big sucker for nostalgia too, and thought that would make me like this film more, but it is slow, badly put together, and filled with one dimensional characters. In short, it is empty. The final wedding scene and the 4th member giving the toast along with the flashback of their lives is pointless since the 4th member hardly had any role in the film. If you removed him, the movie wouldn't be any different with his absence so why is he even there??

Lame

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