One day, Calogero witnesses a murder committed by Sonny in defense of an assaulted friend in his neighborhood. It causes them to do things they desperately wish they could avoid. And another guy with a complexion so bad he looks like raisin bread. Calogero witnesses a shooting in the street involving local big shot gangster, Sonny, but refuses to betray him to the police. We didn't force each other.
The climax of the film finds C inside a car he does not want to occupy, going with his friends to do something he doesn't want to do. DeNiro reverses roles in 'Bronx Tale' by Roger Ebert September 26, 1993 Toronto, Canada -- A kid is sitting on his front stoop in the Bronx when two guys get into a fight over a parking space. You may have glimpsed him in some minor roles. Despite his father's disapproval, for eight years Calogero continues to see Sonny and receives a 'street' education from him. But peer pressure kept me in the car. Angry Neighbor as Ali S. To create this world--this medieval village in the Bronx--I needed real teenagers, not actors trying to be teenagers.
But I did see a killing as a young boy, and it happened almost exactly the way it does in the movie. Advertisement The movie is about that kid, whose father is a bus driver named Lorenzo, and whose hero is a street-corner Mafioso named Sonny. My dad was similar to Lorenzo. Genre: , Stars: , , Director: Robert De Niro Country: Rating: 6. He has become his own man, not simply a repository for the opinions of others. The resulting crash and explosion kills everyone inside.
It doesn't tell some dumb story about how the bus driver and the mobster have to shoot each other, or about how C is the hostage in a tug of war. Willie's Friend - Bicyclist uncredited. I desperately wanted out of that car. In a routine screenplay, this situation would be predictable: The bus driver would give good advice, the mobster would give evil advice, and eventually there would be a violent showdown. Rachel as Nina Sonja Peterson. We looked at each other and we liked each other and so what was the big deal? The kid, whose name is Calogero but who is called C, idolizes Sonny. A boy comes of age in an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx.
Calogero rushes back to his neighborhood and makes his way through the crowded bar to thank Sonny and inform him of what happened, but an unnamed assailant shoots Sonny in the back of the head before Calogero can warn him. Gooma at Chez Bippy's uncredited. They said the role required an established star. Shortly thereafter, Calogero is confronted by Sonny and his crew, who found a bomb in Sonny's car and suspected Calogero of planning to assassinate him. Carmine tells Calogero that he will be taking care of the neighborhood for the time being, and promises Calogero help should he ever need anything. An argument ensues and Calogero storms out. Bob saw him and cast him--but I was worried, because Eddie really does bring bad luck, and sure enough, the first day he worked, it rained.
I knew a lot of what to show and how to show it. Lorenzo emerges to defend his son and confront Sonny, but is held back by Sonny's men. He is a workingman, proud that he supports his family by driving a bus. He'll see the movie when it opens in New York. But C is fascinated by them, and drawn to Sonny, who hires him to run numbers and also gives him advice. It tells the story of an boy, Calogero Anello, who, after encountering a local boss, is torn between the temptations of organized crime and the values of his honest, hardworking father. It always excites me to work with people who are new, who fit.
Scooter Kid Opening Credits uncredited. The movie starts when he is 9. Nicky Zero as Dominick Lombardozzi. They're all laughing, and I shut my mouth because I was afraid to say anything. Despite the high level of racial tension and dislike between Italian Americans and African Americans, Calogero arranges a date with Jane.
As the child grows closer to a gangster, he begins to grow away from his family. Sonny befriends Calogero and introduces him to his crew. . Calogero loses his temper over the accusation and Willie's lack of gratitude, responding by accidentally addressing him with a racial slur, which he instantly regrets. You know they're there, but the neighborhood is a lot more than that. He got some big offers from Hollywood studios for the screenplay, but when he said he wanted to play Sonny, the studios shook their heads.
This story is about a Bronx where a child grows up with two educations, one from school and one from the street. Finally I told Bob the real guy, Eddie Montanaro, was still around, 63 years old. No dreams to be this, or that. He was perfect for C. Calogero does not recognize Carmine until he sees a scar on his forehead and realizes he was the assaulted man whom Sonny had defended eight years ago. Phil the Peddler as Tommy A. Shoe Shine Boy uncredited Produced by.
Calogero is also part of a gang of local Italian-American boys, which concerns Sonny, who warns Calogero to keep away from them and focus more on his schoolwork. Sony adheres to a very strict code of rules, but this is something that he understands, and even if he couldn't do such a thing himself, he would advise the kid to do it. The kid sits there wide-eyed and sees everything, and the killer notices him, and looks at him, hard, and the kid gets the message: In the neighborhood, nobody is lower than a squealer. He questions both his father and Sonny, posing a hypothetical case, and although neither bursts into liberal-speak about the brotherhood of man, both tell him about the same thing, which is that you have to do what you think is right, or live with the consequences. Calogero catches up with Jane, who tells him that Willie had since admitted that Calogero had tried to help him from the other boys who beat him up. The is out of print, but in January 2010, released a copy of the film exclusive to online-retailer.