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A Bronx Tale (1993)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  29 September 1993 (USA)
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A father becomes worried when a local gangster befriends his son in the Bronx in the 1960s.

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Storyline

Gangster Sonny is the big man in the Bronx neighborhood of an Italian small boy named Calogero. A shooting witnessed by the boy (nicknamed C) is the starting point of a lasting bond between the gangster and the boy. Father (bus driver Lorenzo), however, disapproves. C grows up under the wing of both men, torn between his own natural honesty and his fascination with Sonny. C's neighborhood cronies get involved in theft, use of guns, and racial fights. When C falls for an African American girl, things don't get any easier. C's leap to manhood is marked by tragedy, but also by his recognition of the many faces of love. Written by Horacio Abeledo <horabe@ipcabe.uba.ar>

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gangster | money | bus | bar | racist | See more »

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One man lives in the neighborhood, another man owns it. A devoted father battles the local crime boss for the life of his son.

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Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and several scenes of violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 September 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

In den Straßen der Bronx  »

Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$17,266,971 (USA)
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Trivia

When Lorenzo and Calogero clean out the bus at City Island, a Wonderland advertisement can be seen on the bus. See more »

Goofs

After Lorenzo gives Sony the money back and leaves the bar and Calogero asks where his money is Lorenzo hits Calogero, the voice over of "C" says that was the last time his father spoke to Sony, the last time Lorenzo speaks to Sony it is after "C" returns the car and then Sony slaps "C" and Lorenzo confronts Sony about why he hit his son See more »

Quotes

Lorenzo: [Coming to Calogero's defense against the angry gangsters] Calogero! Calogero!
[to Sonny]
Lorenzo: What happened to my son?
Sonny: Drive your bus and get the fuck out of here!
Lorenzo: I'll get my fucking bus!
[Tries to hit Sonny, but the gangsters grab him]
Lorenzo: You put your hands on me, I'll stick you in the fucking ground!
[the gangsters punch Lorenzo in the stomach and knock him down]
Sonny: Next time find out what's going on before you open your mouth.
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Crazy Credits

Dedicated to the memory of Robert De Niro, Sr. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles: A Bronx Tail (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

I Only Have Eyes for You
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Performed by The Flamingos
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Great Movie - Great Soundtrack
6 November 1998 | by (Bergen County, NJ USA) – See all my reviews

I grew up in the Bronx during the 50s. The story, the neighborhood, the attitude and the values are all real. Maybe the inter-racial line was a bit of a stretch. Those things just didn't happen, at least not so openly. Good story, I own the video & enjoy it with my sons from time-to-time.


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