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Back in the Day (2016)

Unrated | | Drama, Sport | 20 May 2016 (USA)
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A young boxer is taken under the wing of a mob boss after his Mother dies and his Father is run out of town for being an abusive alcoholic.

Director:

Paul Borghese

Writer:

William DeMeo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William DeMeo ... Anthony
Michael Madsen ... Enzo
Alec Baldwin ... Gino Fratelli
Annabella Sciorra ... Mary
Manny Perez ... Jose
Joseph D'Onofrio ... Matty (as Joe D'Onofrio)
Ronnie Marmo ... Dominick
Cristian DeMeo ... Young Anthony
Larry Merchant ... Himself
Mike Tyson ... Himself
Lillo Brancato ... Nicky (as Lillo Brancato Jr.)
Louis Lombardi ... Jerry Velvontie
Shannen Doherty ... Maria
Danny Glover ... Eddie 'Rocks' Travor
Aaron Joshua ... Reggie Dawson
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Set in both the late 80's and current day, "Back in the Day" is a gritty tale about Anthony Rodriguez (William DeMeo), a half Italian - half Puerto Rican young teenager growing up on the streets of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn; a then very dangerous and racist neighborhood filled with bullies, big shots and social clubs where all of the neighborhood shots were called. Anthony had to endure an abusive, unemployed, alcoholic father but was blessed with a nurturing, hard-working mother who he loses at a very early age and is devastated by it. In spite of his bitterness, he struggles to uphold the morals his Mother taught him and retain his dignity in spite of being up against all odds. He is taken under the wing of a local mob boss, Enzo DeVino (Michael Madsen), who supports Anthony's wishes to escape his demons through the sport of boxing. Enzo connects Anthony with a trainer (Danny Glover), who means business, and turns Anthony into a contender although his troubled life and friends, who seem... Written by Paul Borghese

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The real fight was outside the ring. See more »

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Drama | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Knockout See more »

Filming Locations:

Tappan, New York, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Lillo Brancato and Joseph D'Onofrio previously appeared in A Bronx Tale (1993). See more »

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Written and Produced by Robert Dale (aka Robert D'Aleo)
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Back in the day: A Brooklyn's answer to Rocky.
20 May 2016 | by niutta-enricoSee all my reviews

William DeMeo really must be a nice and communicative guy. He produced, wrote and starred in this film (he's the main character: the Anthony Rodriguez guy, the boxer…) and I think he saved it too.

I'm saying it because sometimes it's only because of him if some really badly written and really badly acted scenes did not kill the entire story.

This is the (long: about two hours) story of a Brooklyn middleweight trying to fight his way through all the difficulties that life and a violent neighborhood put on his path. It's a classic, so don't expect anything original: the plot is catching nonetheless and some very good actors (Alec Baldwin, Danny Glover, William Madsen…) help the film shine and look more real.


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