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Bloodbrothers (1978)

R  |   |  Drama  |  6 October 1978 (USA)
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A young man is torn between following in his brothers' footsteps or striking out on his own.

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Chubby De Coco
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Tommy De Coco
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Stony De Coco
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Banion
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Dr. Harris
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Michael Hershewe ...
Albert
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Gloria LeRoy ...
Sylvia
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Paulie
Peter Iacangelo ...
Malfie
Kim Milford ...
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A young man is torn between following in his brothers' footsteps or striking out on his own.

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How do you tell people you love, you love to do it on your own?

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Although he is only 12 years older than Richard Gere, Tony Lo Bianco plays his father. See more »

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Melodrama with a capital M
22 July 2003 | by (the rock) – See all my reviews

When I was a teen, I saw BLOODBROTHERS as a double feature with a horror movie (don't ask me which one). I thought the movie was overwrought then but I sorta enjoyed the fact that the film was dealing with ordinary folks. I've seen the movie recently and whoa, what a terrible melodrama. Except for Gere and Tony Lo Bianco, the film is almost unwatchable. It's badly shot. Looks really cheap. And the level of melodrama in the script and direction is, well, actually revolting. What were they thinking? Every scene with the mother and the kid. Every scene with the wife cheating and Lo Bianco finding out. All the hospital scenes. They all scream melodrama. BLOODBROTHERS is not a very subtle movie. It hammers every emotions and blue-collar story-lines with the light touch of a sledgehammer.

The only reason to watch BLOODBROTHERS is for Tony Lo Bianco, an underrated actor if there ever was one, and a star-making performance by a then young Richard Gere. Whenever Gere is on screen, he eclipses everything else. He really stands-out from the grubby looking project. If you need to see where Gere started out, you have to watch this but if you're looking for a good story about ordinary folks, avoid this movie at all cost.


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