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Writers (WGA):
Chazz Palminteri (play)
Chazz Palminteri (screenplay)
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Release Date:
1 October 1993 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
One man lives in the neighborhood, another man owns it. A devoted father battles the local crime boss for the life of his son.
Plot:
A father becomes worried when a local gangster befriends his son in the Bronx in the 1960s. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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Growing Up In The Bronx See more (190 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert De Niro ... Lorenzo

Chazz Palminteri ... Sonny

Lillo Brancato ... Calogero (Age 17)

Francis Capra ... Calogero (Age 9)

Taral Hicks ... Jane

Kathrine Narducci ... Rosina
Clem Caserta ... Jimmy Whispers

Alfred Sauchelli Jr. ... Bobby Bars
Frank Pietrangolare ... Danny K.O.

Joe Pesci ... Carmine
Robert D'Andrea ... Tony Toupee
Eddie Montanaro ... Eddie Mush
Fred Fischer ... JoJo the Whale
Dave Salerno ... Frankie Coffeecake

Joseph D'Onofrio ... Slick (Age 17)
Luigi D'Angelo ... Aldo (Age 17)

Louis Vanaria ... Crazy Mario (Age 17)
Dominick Rocchio ... Ralphie (Age 17)

Patrick Borriello ... Slick (Age 9) (as Patrick Boriello)
Paul Perri ... Crazy Mario (Age 9)
Thomas A. Ford ... Phil the Peddler (as Tommy A. Ford)

Rocco Parente ... Driver (Hey Marie!)
Joe Black ... Murdered Man
Louis Gioia ... Last Rites Priest
Mitch Kolpan ... Detective Belsik
Phil Foglia ... Detective Vella

Richard DeDomenico ... Priest
Max Genovino ... Louie Dumps
Ralph Napolitano ... Gino
Steve Kendall ... Red Beard
A.J. Ekoku ... A. J.
Sobe Bailey ... Willy

Domenick Lombardozzi ... Nicky Zero (as Dominick Lombardozzi)
Frank Caserta Sr. ... Old Gee
Ed Derian ... Fight Announcer
Larry Lederman ... Racetrack Announcer

Gianna Palminteri ... Tina (as Gianna Ranaudo)
Philip Garbarino ... Sonny's Killer
Nicky Blair ... Jerry
Joe Calvacca Jr. ... Doo Wop Group (Street)
Anthony Etergineoso ... Doo Wop Group (Street)
Louis Etergineoso ... Doo Wop Group (Street)
Joe Laham ... Doo Wop Group (Street)
Alan Lange ... Doo Wop Group (Street)
Darell Grant ... Doo Wop Group (School)
Demond Webber ... Doo Wop Group (School)
Rhaman Thomas ... Doo Wop Group (School)
Kacy Brooks ... Doo Wop Group (School)
Jason Meighan ... Doo Wop Group (School)
Steve Pendleton ... Satan's Messengers (as Steve Pendelton)
John Tanuzzo Jr. ... Satan's Messengers
Steve Bonge ... Satan's Messengers
Greg Domey ... Satan's Messengers
Mark Cafariella ... Satan's Messengers
Butch Garcia ... Satan's Messengers
Sonny Hurst ... Satan's Messengers
David Batiste ... Angry Neighbor

Derrick Simmons ... Angry Neighbor
Ali A. Wahhab ... Angry Neighbor (as Ali S. Adbul Wahhab)
Albert Attanasio ... Capo
Pat Vacaro ... Capo
Rocco 'Girffe' Matra ... Soldier
Frank Caserta Jr. ... Soldier
Richie Ranieri ... Bodyguard
Sal Cestaro ... Coffeemaker
Larry Guardino ... Bartender (as Larry Liedy)
Macky Anannlin ... Chez Bippy Customer
Mike Morigi ... Chez Bippy Customer

Garry Pastore ... Chez Bippy Customer (as Garry Blackwood)
Anthony Corozzo ... Chez Bippy Customer
Beansie ... Chez Bippy Customer
Emily Degrass ... Chez Bippy Customer
Johnny Motts ... Chez Bippy Customer
Linda Lalicata ... Chez Bippy Customer
Elizabeth Abassi ... Lady in Window (as Elizabeth Abbassi)
Ida Bernardini ... Fish Store Customer
Frank Conti ... Fish Store Owner
Clem Caserta Jr. ... Pizza Man
Chris Antley ... Jockey
Nina von Arx ... Rachel (as Nina Sonja Peterson)
Tony Cordeiro ... Jockey (as Anthony Cordero)
Jean Cruguet ... Jockey
Antonio Graell ... Jockey
Richard Migliore ... Jockey
Johnny Velazquez ... Jockey
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Damian Bailey ... Willie's Friend - Bicyclist (uncredited)

Alex Ballar ... School Kid (uncredited)

Julia Campanelli ... Gooma at Chez Bippy's (uncredited)
Frank Cristantiello ... Neighborhood Kid (uncredited)

William DeMeo ... Italian Guy in Bronx Playing Stickball (uncredited)
Michael '2-Smoove' Demitro ... Street Extra (uncredited)

Peter Gaudio ... Street man (uncredited)

John Hoyt ... Chez Bippy Customer (uncredited)

Ronnie Marmo ... Neighborhood Kid (uncredited)

Kresh Novakovic ... Street Kid (uncredited)
Michael Perri ... Scooter Kid (Opening Credits) (uncredited)

Judy Prianti ... Sophia - Beautician (uncredited)
Ron Rivera ... Teen in Crowd (uncredited)

James Sampson ... Young Protester (uncredited)
Jacqueline Frances Santiago ... Girlfriend (uncredited)
Anthony Scavone ... Anthony - Mourner (uncredited)
Eric Skoy ... Boxing Gambler (uncredited)

Vincenzo Vaccaro ... Shoe Shine Boy (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert De Niro 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Chazz Palminteri (play)

Chazz Palminteri (screenplay)

Produced by
Robin Chambers .... assistant producer
Robert De Niro .... producer
Peter Gatien .... executive producer
Jon Kilik .... producer
Joseph P. Reidy .... associate producer (as Joseph Reidy)
Jane Rosenthal .... producer
 
Original Music by
Butch Barbella (original music)
 
Cinematography by
Reynaldo Villalobos (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Q. Lovett  (as R.Q. Lovett)
David Ray 
 
Casting by
Ellen Chenoweth 
 
Production Design by
Wynn Thomas 
 
Art Direction by
Chris Shriver 
 
Set Decoration by
Debra Schutt 
 
Costume Design by
Rita Ryack 
 
Makeup Department
Stephen G. Bishop .... hair stylist
Margot Boccia .... second makeup
Ilona Herman .... hair stylist
Ilona Herman .... makeup artist
Michael Laudati .... makeup artist
Werner Sherer .... hair stylist
Mary Cooke .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Craig Lyman .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Gabriella Pollino .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Michael Alden .... post-production supervisor
Judith Stevens .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Burns .... second assistant director (as Joseph Burns)
Laura Ann Cercone .... dga trainee
Susan E. Fiore .... second second assistant director (as Susan Fiore)
Julie Herrin .... additional second assistant director
Joseph P. Reidy .... first assistant director (as Joseph Reidy)
 
Art Department
Henry Antonacchio .... shop craftsman
Anthony Baldasare .... on-set dresser (as Anthony Baldesare)
Jeff Balsmeyer .... storyboard artist
Shirley Belwood .... assistant property master (as Shirley Bellwood)
Martin Bernstein .... construction coordinator
Peter Betulia .... construction grip
Glen Bowen .... construction grip
Nancy Boytos-Amanuel .... set dresser
Sam Burrell .... construction grip
Carolyn Cartwright .... assistant set decorator
Rodney Clark .... shop craftsman
Thomas Costabile .... construction foreman (as Tom Costabile)
Daniel Cournoyer .... construction grip (as Dan Cournoyer)
Gregory Criscuolo .... shop craftsman
Michael Curry Jr. .... shop craftsman
Michael Curry Sr. .... shop foreman
John Davis .... storyboard artist
Claudette Didul .... assistant set decorator
Ann Edgeworth .... props (as Ann L. Edgeworth)
Edward Garzero .... scenic artist
Jeffrey L. Glave .... scenic chargeman
David B. Kadow .... shop craftsman
Barbara A. Kastner .... property master (as Barbara Kastner)
Joyce Leipertz .... camera scenic artist
Gary Levitsky .... props
Virginia Lim .... scenic artist
Ed Newins Jr. .... construction grip
Rudy Pelikan .... shop craftsman (as Rudolph Pelikan)
Carl Prinzi .... key construction grip
Jonathan Rose .... set dresser
Scott Rosenstock .... leadman
Jefferson Sage .... assistant art director
Jennifer M. Savoie .... art department coordinator
Salvatore Sirico .... shop craftsman
Larry Steinberg .... construction grip
Peter von Bartheld .... best boy dresser (as Peter J. von Bartheld)
Dennis Causey .... set dresser (uncredited)
John Merrick .... construction grip (uncredited)
Keith Wall .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Lee Dichter .... re-recording mixer
Wendy Hedin .... adr editor
Robert Hein .... supervising sound editor
Joel Holland .... sound recordist
Kevin Lee .... sound editor
Tod A. Maitland .... sound mixer (as Tod Maitland)
T.J. O'Mara .... boom operator
Dan Sable .... supervising sound editor
Lynn Sable .... assistant sound editor
Dominick Tavella .... re-recording mixer
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Steven Kirshoff .... special effects (as Steve Kirshoff)
 
Stunts
Howard 'Stick' Baines .... stunts
Daniel W. Barringer .... stunts (as Dan Barringer)
Doug Coleman .... stunt coordinator
Doug Coleman .... stunts
Max Daniels .... stunts
Sonja Darling .... stunts
Roy Farfel .... stunts
Jeffrey Lee Gibson .... stunts (as Jeff Gibson)
Billy Judkins .... stunts
David S. Lomax .... stunts (as David Lomax)
Jalil Jay Lynch .... stunts (as Jalil Lynch)
Steve Mack .... stunts
John Polce .... stunts
Paul Sklar .... stunts
Gregg Smrz .... stunts (as Greg Smrz)
Jeff Ward .... stunts
Eddie L. Watkins .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James R. Belletier .... second assistant camera
Craig DiBona .... camera operator
John Dolan .... grip
John Donohue .... company grip
Kevin Fitzpatrick .... electrician
Harry Ford .... company grip
Brad Goss .... company grip
Richard Guinness Jr. .... company grip
Petr Hlinomaz .... electrician
Lindsay Jamieson .... assistant camera
Tom Kerwick .... grip
Dave Lowry .... dolly grip (as David Lowry)
Kevin McMahon .... company grip
Billy Miller .... key grip
Scott Rathner .... assistant camera
Joseph Trammell .... video playback operator
Phillip V. Caruso .... still photographer (uncredited)
Paul Colangelo .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Joe Collins .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Geoffrey Erb .... additional photographer (uncredited)
John Fortunato .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Eric Leigh .... electrician (uncredited)
Kevin McKenna .... video assist operator (uncredited)
Andres L. Porras .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Fleet Emerson .... extras casting assistant
Sylvia Fay .... extras casting
Marco Greco .... casting associate
Jill Greenberg .... principal casting associate (as Jill Greenberg Sands)
Liz Korey .... principal casting assistant
Nadia Leonelli .... casting assistant
Deborah Rudy .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Irene Ferrari .... wardrobe supervisor
Marjorie McCown .... assistant to costume designer
Winsome G. McKoy .... costumer
Maggie Morgan .... assistant to costume designer
Ruth Hammell Obaoill .... assistant to costume designer
Wendy Rolfe Evered .... assistant to costume designer (as Wendy Rolfe)
Ellen Ryba .... assistant costume designer
Claudia Stephens .... assistant to costume designer
Debra Tennenbaum .... assistant costume designer
Patrick Chevillot .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
Roseann Milano .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Scott Bokun .... assistant editor
Cara Silverman .... associate editor
Joe Violante .... advisor: Technicolor
Glenn Allen .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Morgan Neville .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
Joe Parisella .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Craig Gering .... location assistant
Wayne Petrucelli .... location assistant
Nancy Roth .... assistant location manager (as Nancy L. Roth)
Melissa Rymer .... location assistant
Ginger Sledge .... location manager
Tim Tyler .... location assistant
Al Valentine .... location assistant
Tony Vitale .... key location assistant
Justin Cooke .... location assistant (uncredited)
Sam Rohn .... location assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Chandra Beard .... executive music coordinator
Gary Chester .... score mixer
Gary Chester .... score recording engineer
Sarah Connors .... assistant music supervisor
Kevin Frech .... music office coordinator
Shari Johanson .... assistant music editor (as Shari Schwartz)
Todd Kasow .... music editor
Jeffrey Kimball .... music supervisor
Philip Sandhaus .... executive music consultant (as Phil Sandhaus)
 
Transportation Department
Richard Babcock .... driver
William Baker .... driver
Ed Battista .... driver
Joe Caffrey .... driver
Charles Clark .... driver
Steven Curtis .... driver
Peter DiDomenico .... driver
William K. Gaskins .... driver
Willy Halpin .... driver
Eugene Hedderman .... driver
Pat Hogan .... driver
Paul Kane .... driver
Robert Lapine .... driver
William Leavey .... driver
Jimmy Mahr .... driver
Edward Paustian .... driver
Timothy Spillane .... driver
Francis Volpe .... driver
Louis Volpe .... driver
Patrick Hogan .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jeffrey T. Barabe .... key production assistant
Liz Barcia .... production assistant
Brendan Kyle Cochrane .... production assistant
Dianne E. Collins .... unit publicist
Elizabeth Collins .... payroll
Jennifer D'Angelo Kircher .... set production assistant
Colleen Davie Janes .... set production assistant
Louis Guerra .... set production assistant
Kim Kennedy .... set production assistant
Daphne McWilliams .... production secretary
Ron Mitchell .... production assistant
Sheila Paige .... script supervisor
Mike Phillips .... assistant auditor
David Pomier .... production associate
Michael Reichman .... production assistant
Christopher Surgent .... set production assistant (as Chris Surgent)
Charles G. Thompson .... accounting assistant
David H. Venghaus Jr. .... set production assistant
Benjamin Whitehouse .... assistant auditor
Randall Balsmeyer .... title designer (uncredited)
Matthew J. Birch .... production assistant (uncredited)
Kerin Ferallo .... production assistant (uncredited)
Eryka Seimona Henderson .... assistant to technical consultant (uncredited)
Bonnie Hlinomaz .... assistant: Robert DeNiro (uncredited)
Jay Horne .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mike Nichols .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mike Phillips .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Judy Richter .... production assistant (uncredited)
Andrew Saxe .... parking coordinator (uncredited)
Tom Swift .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Melissa Unger .... production assistant (uncredited)
Daniel Wulkan .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Peter Brant .... thanks
Dominick Broccoli .... thanks
Gino Broccoli .... thanks
Sammy Cahn .... thanks: his lyrics will live forever
Therese Casaletta .... thanks (as Terry Casaletta)
Louis D'Agostino .... thanks
Robert De Niro Sr. .... dedicated to the memory of
Scott Fleischer .... thanks (as Scotty Fleischer)
Nancy Friedman .... thanks
Mary Kaufman .... thanks
Mario Lalicata .... thanks
Dan Lauria .... thanks
Mickey Mantle .... thanks
Bill Nisselson .... thanks
Tom O'Donnell Jr. .... thanks (as Thomas J. O'Donnell Jr.)
Thomas R. O'Donnell Sr. .... thanks
Gregory Pagoulatos .... thanks
Lorenzo Palminteri .... thanks
Rose Palminteri .... thanks
Rose Pascarelli .... thanks
Don K. Reed .... thanks
Susan Rose .... thanks
Peter Rosenthal .... thanks
Stephanie Sacripante .... thanks (as Stefanie Sacripante)
Bert Schneiderman .... thanks
Frank Schulz .... thanks
Maxine Selim .... thanks
Bryan Unger .... thanks
Lowell Williams .... thanks
Chuck Zito .... thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for strong language and several scenes of violence
Runtime:
121 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Finland:K-14 | Germany:12 | Iceland:14 (original rating) | Iceland:16 (video rating) | Netherlands:12 | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | Singapore:NC-16 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 (re-rating) (2006) | UK:18 (original rating) (1993-2006) | USA:R

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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:
Continuity: When Lorenzo and Rosalina talk on the fire escape about the numbers job, Lorenzo leans forward twice.See more »
Quotes:
Lorenzo:The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Baby I Need Your LovingSee more »

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29 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Growing Up In The Bronx, 15 April 2008
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

A Bronx Tale does take me back to New York City in the sixties. I grew up in Brooklyn then which certainly has always had its own identity. I'm glad that Chazz Palmentiri has given the Bronx an identity of its own. There are still parts of the Bronx which have the Italian neighborhood you see depicted here. But the Bronx is a Latino majority borough now, ironic when you consider part of the story of A Bronx Tale is the racial tension between the blacks and Italians.

The movie divides in two parts, the first is around 1960 with the background of the 1960 World Series, one of the best ever played where the Yankees of Mickey Mantle lost to the Pirates in seven games. Robert DeNiro is your average Joe, a bus driver by profession trying with his wife, Katherine Narducci, to raise their son who is eight years old. Young Francis Capra who is fascinated by the gangsters hanging out at the bar down the street, witnesses the local boss commit a murder. True to the neighborhood code he doesn't snitch to the police and the local boss takes him under his wing.

Chazz Palmentiri is the boss and he's an interesting character. A man who's risen to the top of his profession, he's got a sense of himself and what it took to get there. Life is about choices, he made his and he's going with the flow, but he knows it isn't for everyone. He advises young Capra to stay in school, but the more he advises the more fascinating Palmentiri becomes to DeNiro's dismay.

The second half of the story is in 1968, the Bronx as part of America ravaged by racial tensions, assassinations and the war in Vietnam. The little boy is now teenager Lillo Brancato who gets interested in a black girl, a big no-no in the crowd he comes from, but Palmentiri is the one person who encourages the relationship. Let's just say that everything, every element of the story comes full circle on one night in the Bronx in 1968.

The comparison to Goodfellas for me is obvious. The two kids who grow up to be Joe Pesci and Ray Liotta are taken under the wing of neighborhood boss Paul Sorvino who sees them as promising gangster material and they grow into the roles. Palmentiri keeps telling the young kid here do what I say not what I do, but in the end it takes some tragic events to set him on a right path.

DeNiro who you would normally expect in the gangster role is just fine as the father, a good man, not a perfect one by any means, but just a guy trying to do right by his family. It's Palmentiri however who really steals the film as the local gangster boss who's as street smart as they come, but even with all that can't anticipate all contingencies.

Lillo Brancato who went on to several other film roles and a long running one in The Sopranos certainly in real life didn't make the same choices as his character Calogero Anello did. Life really imitated art in his life story.

Nice to see the Bronx get its due.

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