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The Lords of Flatbush (1974)

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.

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

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:

PG | See all certifications »
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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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Budget:

$160,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Ebbets Field See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Armand Assante. See more »

Goofs

The size & positioning of the writing on the chalkboard in the beginning of the movie changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

David 'Chico' Tyrell: What the hell have maps got to do with anything?
Stanley Rosiello: Maps have got to do with a lot of things. Listen, see I figure it this way, the more maps you read, right, the more you know about where you want to go.
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Referenced in Interview with Sylvester Stallone (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Easy Now
Lead Vocal by Ken Williams
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Fascinating to see young Sly and The Fonz
6 June 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

It's 1958 Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn. High school friends David 'Chico' Tyrell (Perry King), Stanley Rosiello (Sylvester Stallone), Butchey Weinstein (Henry Winkler) and Wimpy Murgalo (Paul Mace) call themselves the Lord's. They ride motorcycle, wear leather jackets, and are overall juvenile delinquents. Stanley got his girlfriend Frannie Malincanico pregnant and she wants to get married. Chico is having sex with Annie Yuckamanelli. Then WASP Jane Bradshaw (Susan Blakely) is new to their school and Chico tries his best to get with her.

It's a lower budget movie that is most notable for young newcomers Perry King, Sly, and the Fonz. Perry King is playing the lead and he's got the leading man looks. Sly shows off his acting skills and one can see Rocky in this performance. He's the most impressive of everyone there. The scene of him buying the ring is so great although the girls disrupted it too much. The Fonz has less screen time and more of a side story. The production is pretty poor and the writing is standard coming of age. Other than a couple of scenes, this is generally pretty slow and amateurish.


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