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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 | bus | racism | 1960s | bar | 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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29 September 1993 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$17,266,971 (USA)
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Trivia

The story, written by Chazz Palminteri, is adapted from his autobiographical one-man play. His real name is Calogero Lorenzo Palminteri. When Robert De Niro offered to purchase the film rights, Palminteri refused to sell them unless he could write the screenplay and play the role of Sonny. See more »

Goofs

When C is fixing his bike on the sidewalk his hands are black from the grease on his bike chain. When he goes into meet Sonny, both of his hands are clean. See more »

Quotes

Calogero 'C' Anello: They say you didn't walk with JoJo, you walked among him.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in The Hillz (2004) See more »

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Ave Maria
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach / Charles Gounod / Franz Schubert
Performed by the Daughters of St. Paul, Boston MA
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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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