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

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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

C's voice over at the start of the Aqueduct racing scene states that the Yankees were in last place in 1968. The Yankees were actually in 5th place out of the 10 American League teams of that year. It wasn't until the following year that the AL split into divisions. See more »

Quotes

Detective Belsik: [walks into the Lorenzos'] I'm Detective Belsik.
[points to Vella]
Detective Belsik: This is my partner Detective Vella.
Detective Belsik: [to Calogero] Hello, son.
[to Mrs. Anello]
Detective Belsik: How ya doin' ma'am?
Detective Belsik: [turns to Lorenzo] We'd like to ask your son a few question.
Lorenzo: About what?
Detective Belsik: There was a shooting in front of the building a little while ago and we believe your son was there.
Lorenzo: Really? Well, he don't know nothin' about that.
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Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

It's a Man's Man's Man's World
Written by James Brown and Betty Newsome
Performed by James Brown & The Famous Flames
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De Niro - I Loved Your Film
8 July 2002 | by (Las Vegas, NV) – See all my reviews

Like Marty this is a masterpiece, done on less than a stellar budget. The acting is miraculous. Chazz is a genius who can write for the theater, the film and play the starring role. He is the modern personification of charisma. De Niro plays one of his most engaging and lovable roles. This, my friends, is movie making. No blue screens, no CGI, nothing but a wonderful story, brought to life, as movies were meant to be. Oh yes, the ending is perfect. Being a fellow filmmaker, I can't help but be a little envious at De Niro's first directing job. Directing is hard work, acting is hard work, to act in your first directing effort is...incredible. Well, I shouldn't be surprised. Look at the kind of actor he is. Great film, don't miss it, but please don't wait for the special effects. This is one film that doesn't need them to captivate you. 10/10


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