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A Bronx Tale (1993)

A father becomes worried when a local gangster befriends his son in the Bronx in the 1960s.

Director:

Robert De Niro

Writers:

Chazz Palminteri (play), Chazz Palminteri (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert De Niro ... Lorenzo
Chazz Palminteri ... Sonny
Lillo Brancato ... Calogero (Age 17)
Francis Capra ... Calogero (Age 9)
Taral Hicks ... Jane
Kathrine Narducci ... Rosina
Clem Caserta Clem Caserta ... Jimmy Whispers
Alfred Sauchelli Jr. ... Bobby Bars
Frank Pietrangolare Frank Pietrangolare ... Danny K.O.
Joe Pesci ... Carmine
Robert D'Andrea Robert D'Andrea ... Tony Toupee
Eddie Montanaro Eddie Montanaro ... Eddie Mush
Fred Fischer Fred Fischer ... JoJo the Whale
Dave Salerno Dave Salerno ... Frankie Coffeecake
Joseph D'Onofrio ... Slick (Age 17)
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Storyline

The Bronx, New York, 1960. 9-year-old Calogero grows up admiring and fascinated by the local mob boss, Sonny. Calogero's father, Lorenzo, wants to have nothing to do with the mob and does his best to keep his son away from Sonny and mob business. However, it may prove a losing battle. Written by grantss

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

One man lives in the neighborhood, another man owns it. A devoted father battles the local crime boss for the life of his son.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and several scenes of violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

1 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Bronx Tale See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,716,456, 3 October 1993

Gross USA:

$17,287,898

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,287,898
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Robert De Niro and Chazz Palminteri appeared in Analyze This (1999). See more »

Goofs

After Lorenzo gives Sonny the money back and leaves the bar and Calogero asks where his money is Lorenzo hits Calogero, the voice-over of "C" says that was the last time his father spoke to Sonny. The last time Lorenzo speaks to Sonny is after "C" returns the car and then Sony slaps "C" and Lorenzo confronts Sonny about why he hit his son. See more »

Quotes

[after Sonny just allows unwanted bikers to drink in his bar]
Satan's Messengers: You got some brews down here. Nice cold ones. Get us some nice cold brews, come on. Two over here, huh? One more here, one more.
[Sonny takes Calogero outside and talks to him]
Satan's Messengers: Alright, brothers. If I may. A toast to our host.
[They all salute]
Satan's Messengers: [as they shake their drinks and spray them all over the bar] In the name of the father, the son and the holy ghost!
[Sonny gets angered by this and confronts them again]
Tony Toupee: Look at all the shit all ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Dedicated to the memory of Robert De Niro, Sr. See more »

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Soundtracks

It's a Man's Man's Man's World
Written by James Brown and Betty Newsome
Performed by James Brown and The Famous Flames
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De Niro - I Loved Your Film
8 July 2002 | by StarCastle99See all my reviews

Like Marty this is a masterpiece, done on less than a stellar budget. The acting is miraculous. Chazz is a genius who can write for the theater, the film and play the starring role. He is the modern personification of charisma. De Niro plays one of his most engaging and lovable roles. This, my friends, is movie making. No blue screens, no CGI, nothing but a wonderful story, brought to life, as movies were meant to be. Oh yes, the ending is perfect. Being a fellow filmmaker, I can't help but be a little envious at De Niro's first directing job. Directing is hard work, acting is hard work, to act in your first directing effort is...incredible. Well, I shouldn't be surprised. Look at the kind of actor he is. Great film, don't miss it, but please don't wait for the special effects. This is one film that doesn't need them to captivate you. 10/10


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