A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire, and over a fast living and fast loving socialite.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Frank Vincent was to appear in a scene as the boss of the Mafia family, but the scene was not filmed. See more »
At 33:21, the way C holds the tray changes. See more »
[after Calogero looks at a whole lineup and doesn't identify the shooter]
You satisfied, officer?
No, I'm not satisfied.
He don't know. He can't help you.
Yeah, yeah, I know. Your son doesn't know anything. I know all about it.
He said no. He can't help you.
I'll tell ya what, take a walk. G'head. G'head.
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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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