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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 »
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Strange And Impressive See more (36 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
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)
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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: 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: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 »
Soundtrack:
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Strange And Impressive, 23 July 2005
Author: ewarn-1 from United States

The Fifties nostalgia craze started about 1971, and lasted all through the 70s, right into the early eighties, a whole decade of nostalgia devoted to half of a decade one decade previous! I thought it was insane at the time and still do, even though the nostalgic image reduced one of the most interesting decades in American history to irritating clichéd images of leather jackets. It hasn't really ended either, which is just as well, because no sane person could stand nostalgia for the 70s.

"Lords of Flatbush" might seem like just a cheap cash in on a fad, but it's actually very well written. It features minimalist dialogue and slice of life vignettes with very honest performances by King and Stallone. It looks cheaply produced but to me that added to the attraction, it seems to be done in an almost documentary style. AS such, its not really a film about the "Fifties"---besides the leather jackets and hairstyles, it has little to say about a specific era, but a lot to say about the human condition.

This tale of four friends could have been set at any period in history, and the dialogue for once is a true indicator of the mental states of 17 and 18 year olds, there's no breathless philosophizing here. The characters seem to struggle with what they want to say, unable to express their feelings with limited vocabulary and intellect. Watching it is sometimes painful. The best scenes involve Chico's relationship with Jane Bradshaw. (This guy deserves a medal for his taste in females) Chico tries to express his emotions, but hes too young and impatient. He thinks he knows what to say and do, but his words and actions just don't match up.In the end, his efforts at a relationship are too clumsy. I still feel bad for him.

I was never a fan of Stallone, but I like his performance here. The main problem with this film is that it's too short. The honest performances make me want to know more about these guys, and it ends abruptly while everything is still going on. Still, taking a look at this movie is worth the time, especially nowadays when finding an honest film made with integrity is very rare. Its kind of---nostalgia for nostalgia! Besides, even if you hate it, you still get to look at Susan Blakely.

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