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A young man is torn between following in his brothers' footsteps or striking out on his own.

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Chubby De Coco
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Tommy De Coco
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Stony De Coco
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Maria
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Phyllis
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Banion
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Dr. Harris
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Annette
Michael Hershewe ...
Albert
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Cheri
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Mrs. Pitt
Gloria LeRoy ...
Sylvia
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Paulie
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Malfie
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Butler
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Mott
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Jackie
Lila Teigh ...
Jackie's Mother
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Blackie
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Artie
E. Brian Dean ...
Brian (as Brian Dean)
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Randy
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Mac
David Berman ...
Dave
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Vic (as Bob Costanzo)
Edwin Owens ...
Stan (as Ed Owens)
Tom Signorelli ...
Sig
Rockwell ...
Tyrone (as Kennedy Gordy)
Jeffrey Jacquet ...
Derek
Damu King ...
Chili Mac
Jon Cutler ...
Mott's Buddy #1
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Mott's Buddy #2
Donald Schettino ...
Construction Man #1
Vaughn Dimoff ...
Construction Man #2
Koko Tani ...
Chick
Frank Bongiorno ...
Guy in Men's Room
Carl Dubliclay ...
Taxi Driver
Karen Ciral ...
Teen Chick #1
Tamara Barkley ...
Teen Chick #2
Pamela Bebermeyer ...
Teen Chick #3 (as Pam Bebermeyer)
Janet Coleman ...
Motel Clerk
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Bartender (as J.P. Finnegan)
Bob Harcum ...
Cop
David Dozer ...
Banion's Bar Man #1
Charles Guardino ...
Banion's Bar Man #2
John Furlong ...
Banion's Bar Man #3
Chuck Bergansky ...
Banion's Bar Man #4
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Banion's Bar Man #5
Edward Levy ...
Banion's Bar Man #6
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Young girl in Banion's Bar Scene (uncredited)

Directed by

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Robert Mulligan

Written by

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Richard Price ... (based on the novel by)
 
Walter Newman ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Stephen J. Friedman ... producer (as Stephen Friedman)

Music by

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Elmer Bernstein

Cinematography by

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Robert Surtees

Film Editing by

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Sheldon Kahn

Editorial Department

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Marilyn Madderom ... assistant editor
Saul Saladow ... assistant editor (as Saul R. Saladow)

Casting By

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Dianne Crittenden ... (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Gene Callahan

Set Decoration by

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Lee Poll

Makeup Department

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Ruby Ford ... hair stylist
Ben Nye Jr. ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Tony Cerbone ... unit production manager: New York
John R. Coonan ... unit production manager (as John Coonan)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Robert Hargrove ... second assistant director
Howard Roessel ... assistant director
Carl Dubliclay ... trainee assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Robert Boettcher ... assistant property master (as Bob Boettcher)
Peter Landsdown Smith ... assistant art director (as Peter John Smith)
John Zemansky ... property master
Harold Broner ... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Bill Gold ... poster designer (uncredited)
William Kemper Wright ... leadman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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David E. Campbell ... re-recording mixer
Gordon Davidson ... sound editor
Les Fresholtz ... re-recording mixer
Charles T. Knight ... sound mixer (as Charles Knight)
Marvin I. Kosberg ... sound editor (as Marvin Kosberg)
Michael Minkler ... re-recording mixer
Robert R. Rutledge ... sound editor
Josef von Stroheim ... sound editor (as Joe von Stroheim)
Roy Bean ... cableman (uncredited) / sound (uncredited)
Jerry Jacobson ... adr editor (uncredited)
Frank Meadows ... boom operator (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Richard Barth ... first assistant camera (as Dick Barth)
Thomas Laughridge ... camera operator (as Tom Laughridge)
David L. Quaid ... special photographer (as David Quaid)
Vinnie Gerardo ... assistant camera (uncredited)
John R. Hamilton ... still photographer (uncredited)
Bob Horton ... best boy (uncredited)
Earl Kennedy ... gaffer (uncredited)
John Murray ... key grip (uncredited)
Victor Nikaido ... second assistant camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Joanne Haas ... costumer: women
Robert Harris Jr. ... costumer: men

Location Management

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George Leslie ... location auditor (uncredited)
Sheridan Dar Reid ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Michael Boddicker ... musician: synthesizer
Donald Harris ... music editor
David Spear ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Dan Wallin ... music scoring mixer (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Julie Pitkanen ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Bud Dawson ... transportation captain (uncredited)

Other crew

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Lea Andrews ... production secretary (uncredited)
Peter Benoit ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Geneal Dixon ... secretary to director (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Louis De Coco, nicknamed Chubby because of his physical build, and Tommy De Coco are middle aged brothers who live by the unofficial code of the immigrant - in their case, Italian - working class in the Bronx, which includes male bonding through machismo, and the wife's place being in the home, getting married to a good girl only after sowing one's wild oats with fun girls. They both work in the construction industry, and are devoted to each other and their collective families in doing what they see best for this collective. Although some of the manifestations are "above the surface", there are many problems within their families bubbling underneath the surface. Tommy and his wife Maria's youngest son, adolescent Albert, has stopped eating, with Tommy and Maria and the family not understanding or taking ownership of his anorexia, anxiety within their family collective the cause. Their oldest son Tommy Jr., nicknamed Stony, has recently graduated from high school and thus has to figure out what to do with his life. His father and uncle's mentality has been inbred into him, and as such he has been dating a loose girl named Cheri since he is not yet at the stage of settling down. However, Stony doesn't want to be an electrician like his father which is what is expected of him, but wants to work with kids in some aspect. A sympathetic doctor offers him a job working at the hospital as a children's recreational assistant in part so that he can test the waters. Stony not following in his father's footsteps does not sit well with Tommy, especially as he sees working with kids a woman's job. Stony has to figure out how to reconcile the fact that he still loves his parents yet does not want to end up like them, which is what will happen if he follows Tommy's predestined life for him. Stony may get a better picture of what to do through the support of his new girlfriend Annette, who has gone through growing up experiences of her own to get a good picture of who she truly is as a person. Written by Huggo

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Taglines How do you tell people you love, you have to do it on your own? See more »
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Also Known As
  • A Father's Love (United States)
  • Les chaînes du sang (France)
  • Stony, sangre caliente (Spain)
  • Ene blandt hårde drenge (Denmark)
  • Blodsbröder (Sweden)
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  • 116 min
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Trivia Although he is only twelve years older than Richard Gere, Tony Lo Bianco played his father. See more »
Movie Connections Features Enter the Dragon (1973). See more »
Soundtracks When Irish Eyes Are Smiling See more »

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