A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.
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 <email@example.com>
When Lorenzo and Calogero clean out the bus at City Island, a Wonderland advertisement can be seen on the bus. See more »
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 »
[Coming to Calogero's defense against the angry gangsters]
What happened to my son?
Drive your bus and get the fuck out of here!
I'll get my fucking bus!
[Tries to hit Sonny, but the gangsters grab him]
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]
Next time find out what's going on before you open your mouth.
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Dedicated to the memory of Robert De Niro, Sr. See more »
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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