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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 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 ... Self
Mike Tyson ... Self
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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Drama | Sport

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Alec Baldwin and Michael Madsen previously appeared in The Getaway (1994). See more »

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Come With Me
Written and Produced by Robert Dale (aka Robert D'Aleo)
Proformed by Diva Dee
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Expected it to be much better than it was...
11 December 2016 | by PJ_FitzSee all my reviews

I really like boxing movies, so when I read the summary and saw the cast I thought this was going to be a pretty good flick...I watched the whole movie, but never really got into it.

The boxing lead didn't come off as a very good actor and I had a lot of trouble buying Shannen Doherty as the love interest he spent so long pining away for. I'm sure they are close in actual age, but Doherty looks like she's in her mid 50's in this movie and she's not in very good shape, which made the flashbacks to when they younger look kind of weird.

I think the screenplay itself was probably fine, this movie just needed a slightly different cast along with better directing...


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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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