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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

Credited cast:
Alec Baldwin ... Gino Fratelli
Annabella Sciorra ... Mary
Shannen Doherty ... Maria
Michael Madsen ... Enzo
Danny Glover ... Eddie 'Rocks' Travor
Lillo Brancato ... Nicky
Mike Tyson ... Mike
Joseph D'Onofrio ... Matty (as Joe D'Onofrio)
Louis Lombardi ... Jerry Velvontie
William DeMeo ... Anthony
Manny Perez ... Jose
Brooke Allison ... Bikini Dancer
Paul Borghese ... Sal Sapienza
Jimmy Palumbo ... Carmine Tacona
Maria May ... Young Maria
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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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When things that don't seem to matter anymore, mattered See more »

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Drama | Sport

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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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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Color

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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)
Proformed by Diva Dee
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A gangster story in disguise
2 May 2017 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a man from Brooklyn, who grew up in a tough neighbourhood controlled by Mafia. With the support from the highest levels of gangsters, he becomes a successful boxer after going through a rough and tough journey.

I thought "Back in the Day" was a film about boxing, but it actually was a film about gangsters and their fights. I like the story because it tells how Anthony's​ childhood shapes the adult he becomes. He has a lot of good virtues, such as loyalty and determination. His friendship with Matty and his love for Maria are well portrayed, while the metaphorical and physical fights with his nemesis Dominic are realistic. I enjoyed the film.


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