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The Lords of Flatbush (1974)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 May 1975 (UK)
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Two members of a social club in 1950s Brooklyn have more interest in romance than in rumbles.

Directors:

Martin Davidson, Stephen Verona (as Stephen F. Verona)

Writers:

Stephen Verona (screenplay) (as Stephen F. Verona), Gayle Gleckler (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Perry King ... David 'Chico' Tyrell
Sylvester Stallone ... Stanley Rosiello
Henry Winkler ... Butchey Weinstein
Paul Mace ... Wimpy Murgalo
Susan Blakely ... Jane Bradshaw
Maria Smith Maria Smith ... Frannie Malincanico
Renee Paris Renee Paris ... Annie Yuckamanelli (as Reneé Paris)
Paul Jabara Paul Jabara ... Crazy Cohen
Bruce Reed Bruce Reed ... Mike Mambo
Frank Stiefel Frank Stiefel ... Arnie Levine
Martin Davidson Martin Davidson ... Mr. Birnbaum
Joe Stern Joe Stern ... Eddie
Ruth Klinger Ruth Klinger ... Mrs. Tyrell
Joan Neuman Joan Neuman ... Miss Molina
Dolph Sweet ... Mr. Rosiello
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Storyline

A group of kids in Brooklyn form a gang. From this moment on they do everything together. This makes things easier but at the same time they have to face new problems. Written by Volker Boehm

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It was 1958 when making love meant "making out". See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

Sylvester Stallone was allowed to rewrite and improvise some of his character's dialogue. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in 1957 but the motorcycle Chico is riding is a 1966 Harley Davidson FLH. See more »

Quotes

Frannie Malincanico: You're gonna be a father!
Stanley Rosiello: I don't wanna be a father. You understand? I don't wanna be a father. I'm too young to be a father.
Frannie Malincanico: But, you're old enough to make me pregnant. - - And to go in the Army.
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Referenced in Boxing at the Movies: Kings of the Ring (2013) See more »

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Rock & Roll Music
Lead Vocal by Jerry Keller
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A worthwhile not-a-movie
14 April 2003 | by maccarSee all my reviews

This film really isn't a movie in the conventional sense of the word, in that it doesn't really have a plot, character development, or even real dialogue. This film is as if a little hole was torn in time and the viewer is allowed to peek through. The film feels like a documentary and the dialogue is largely ad-libbed and not always well, which gives it a realistic feel. One feels like these

characters could actually be real and that they don't exist merely for the sake of the story. Some may criticize this film for its lack of character development, but these guys aren't the type to open up and pour out their feelings, and if they try, it usually doesn't come out right. The realism and authenticity of this film make up for its lack of character development and swiss cheesy plot. Definitely worth seeing.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1975 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lords of Flatbush See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$160,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Ebbets Field See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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