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The Lords of Flatbush (1974)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 May 1975 (UK)
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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Taglines:

Stanley Had a Leather Jacket and Franny Had Acne. In 1958 They Found Each Other. 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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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

Chico's real name is Carl. See more »

Goofs

When Chico takes Jane to the drive-in, the license plate number of the stolen Packard changes. When they arrive at the theater it is SV-5875, yet when they start to pull out, the plate has changed to 4N-4290. See more »

Quotes

Frannie Malincanico: Stanley, I love you. Buy me that ring!
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Referenced in New York at the Movies (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Can You Believe You're In Love
Lead Vocal by Jamie Carr
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A must see film for nostalgia fans
10 November 2005 | by outofthebluSee all my reviews

This is Grease without the pop music, the glitz of commercialism or the poor costumes. One thing that makes any stage or movie production is the ability of the watcher to believe that the characters are actually not acting, but living the part they portray. Lords of the Flatbush fulfils this criteria as the audience is taken back to the 1950's. Strangely enough, the 1950's wasn't all about driving around in pink Cadillacs and wall to wall Elvis Presley. Lives had to be led life had to be faced, complete with it's problems and struggles. This wonderfully understated film shows all that and more. If you liked the idea of Grease, but found that it's presentation was about as believable as rocking horse droppings, then this film will satisfy your need much more than it's more celebrated counterpart can ever do.


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