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South Bronx Heroes (1985)

A young man just released from prison and living with his sister crosses paths with two children, also brother and sister, who are on the run from their child pornographer foster parents.

Director:

William Szarka

Writers:

William Szarka (screenplay), Don Shiffrin (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendan Ward Brendan Ward ... Paul
Melissa Esposito Melissa Esposito ... Michelle
Mario Van Peebles ... Tony
Megan Van Peebles Megan Van Peebles ... Christy
Martin Zurla Martin Zurla ... Mr. Bennett
Barry Lynch Barry Lynch ... O'Connell
Jordan Abeles Jordan Abeles ... Scott
Dan Lauria ... FBI Agent
Bo Rucker Bo Rucker ... FBI Agent
Claude Vincent Claude Vincent ... Paul's Father
Sean Ward Sean Ward ... Paul (Age 12)
Alysson Chiodi Alysson Chiodi ... Michelle (Age 6) (as Allison Chiodi)
Michael Trujillo Michael Trujillo ... Bartender
John Szarka John Szarka ... Man At Bar
Thomas Anderson Thomas Anderson ... Tony's Grandfather
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A young man just released from prison and living with his sister crosses paths with two children, also brother and sister, who are on the run from their child pornographer foster parents.

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Now HE'S Calling The Shots

Genres:

Action | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Connections

References The Flintstones (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Paul's Song
Music and Lyrics by Al Zimmerman
Vocals performed by Mitch Herzog
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S10 Reviews: South Bronx Heroes (1985)
10 April 2006 | by suspiria10See all my reviews

Two Bronx kids (a brother and sister) run away from foster care and hit the streets. The kids go from abandoned tenement to tenement to avoid being found by their foster parents. Their so-called faster parents it turns out use the kids and several others to make money by putting them in kiddie porn. One day the run into Tony (Mario Van Peebles) in his sister's apartment where they broke in to use the shower and eat. Tony's fresh out of Mexican prison and reluctantly helps the kids get back at the pornographers.

'Heroes' isn't as sleazy as the plot may suggest it's actually a pretty decent drama as the kids are quite believable in their roles. Van Peebles character is a smart-alec but he's smarter than the neighborhood ruffians and has a soft spot for his pet ferret. A little light on action but in the end it's a decent flick.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Runaways See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Zebra Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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