7.6/10
583
8 user 14 critic

American Boy: A Profile of: Steven Prince (1978)

Director Martin Scorsese talks to actor Steven Prince about his past. As the night goes on, Prince reveals some very amusing and moving stories of his experiences with drugs and violence.

Director:

Writers:

(treatment), (treatment)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Martin Scorsese interviews his mother and father about their life in New York City and the family history back in Sicily. These are two people who have lived together for a long time and ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Catherine Scorsese, Charles Scorsese, Martin Scorsese
Boxcar Bertha (1972)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

During the depression, a union leader and a young woman become criminals to exact revenge on the management of a railroad.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Barbara Hershey, David Carradine, Barry Primus
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A feature-length documentary starring Fran Lebowitz, a writer known for her unique take on modern life. The film weaves together extemporaneous monologues with archival footage and the ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley, Truman Capote
Short | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Now middle-aged, mobster Murray looks back at his humble beginnings as a bootlegger and his rise to becoming wealthy and highly influential. Through it he talks about how much of his ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Ira Rubin, Sam DeFazio, Andrea Martin
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A film account and presentation of the final concert of The Band.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Robbie Robertson, Muddy Waters, Neil Young
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

World-renowned director Martin Scorsese narrates this journey through his favorites in Italian cinema.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Martin Scorsese
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young man struggles with the fact that his girlfriend was once raped.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Harvey Keitel, Zina Bethune, Anne Collette
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Finding an unfinished script written by Alfred Hitchcock himself, Martin Scorsese attempts to recreate it himself as Hitchcock would have.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Simon Baker, Kelli O'Hara, Michael Stuhlbarg
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A writer named Algernon (but called Harry by his friends) buys a picture of a boat on a lake, and his obsession with it renders normal life impossible. He attempts to function again by ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Zeph Michelis, Mimi Stark, Sarah Braveman
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A documentary on the late Elia Kazan.

Directors: Kent Jones, Martin Scorsese
Stars: Martin Scorsese, Elia Kazan, Elias Koteas
Made in Milan (1990)
Short | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

As he prepares for a show, fashion designer Giorgio Armani discusses his principles of fashion, his family history and the city of Milan.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Giorgio Armani
The Big Shave (1968)
Short | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In the process of shaving, a young man cuts himself. A lot.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Peter Bernuth
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Steven Prince ...
Himself
...
Himself
George Memmoli ...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julia Cameron ...
Herself
Mardik Martin ...
Himself
Kathi McGinnis ...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

Director Martin Scorsese talks to actor Steven Prince about his past. As the night goes on, Prince reveals some very amusing and moving stories of his experiences with drugs and violence.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

October 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

American Boy  »

Box Office

Budget:

$155,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Martin Scorsese shot 15 hours of film with Steven Prince. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Waking Life (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Time Fades Away
Written & Performed by Neil Young
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Terrific interview.
17 April 1999 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Although the movie is simply a document of an interview with Stephen Prince, the film becomes so much more. Scorsese truly gives the viewer an in depth view into the man's life; mostly due to Prince's wonderful role as a story teller. Some of the tales he tells are fascinating, some silly, some so outlandish you have to doubt their sincerity. Extremely entertaining, and a prerequisite for any Tarantino fan -- see the film and you'll see what I mean.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Tarantino ripped off a scene Aaron_Stampler-1
What about the OTHER scene? Tinkerbettie1

Contribute to This Page