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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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6 October 1978 (USA)  »

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A Father's Love  »

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not as good as the novel but nicely done
16 October 1999 | by (massachusetts) – See all my reviews

First I have to say that the novel Bloodbrothers by Richard Price is one of my alltime favorite books. Usually Hollywood has to make changes to make a movie viable , but in this one changing the book's ending kind of negated the novel's point. This is about a blue collar Bronx family with a long line of tradition as construction workers. Richard Gere in one of his first leading roles plays the sensitive older son who wants to work with children. His macho father, well played by Tony Lo Bianco, pressures him to work construction.Lo Bianco's tyrant character has made his whole family miserable, yet he is never played as a stereotype. The entire cast is good but at times it plays like a blue collar soap opera. If you haven't read the book, the film's highly charged emotions may hit home.


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