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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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Crime | Drama

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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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$17,266,971
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Trivia

Frank Vincent was to appear in a scene as the boss of the Mafia family, but the scene was not filmed. See more »

Goofs

At 33:21, the way C holds the tray changes. See more »

Quotes

Lorenzo: [after Calogero looks at a whole lineup and doesn't identify the shooter] You satisfied, officer?
Detective Vella: No, I'm not satisfied.
Lorenzo: He don't know. He can't help you.
Detective Vella: [cynically] Yeah, yeah, I know. Your son doesn't know anything. I know all about it.
Lorenzo: He said no. He can't help you.
Detective Vella: [annoyed] I'll tell ya what, take a walk. G'head. G'head.
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Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

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 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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