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A Bronx Tale (1993)

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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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

1 October 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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Casting scouts searched around New York City and Long Island for a teenager to play the role of Calogero. A scout noticed Lillo Brancato on Jones Beach. For most of his childhood, Brancato had done impersonations of Robert De Niro and was often told that he resembled De Niro. When he performed an impersonation for the scout, she immediately cast him. See more »

Goofs

When Lorenzo and Rosalina talk on the fire escape about the numbers job, Lorenzo leans forward twice. See more »

Quotes

Calogero 'C' Anello: Mommy! Mommy! Look what I got! Some peaches... for... free.
[he sees his parents about to confront him]
Lorenzo: [showing C the wad of cash] What's this?
Calogero 'C' Anello: What's what, Dad?
Lorenzo: Where'd you get this? Your mother found it behind your drawer.
Calogero 'C' Anello: It's my savings, Dad.
Lorenzo: 600 dollars you've been saving? What'd you do, become a brain surgeon overnight, son?
Rosina Anello: Tell your father where you got the money!
Calogero 'C' Anello: I worked for it.
Lorenzo: Doin' what?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in ZomBikers (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Cristo Redento
Performed by Donald Byrd
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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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