A Bronx TaleDirector: Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri, Lillo Brancato Jr., Francis Capra
Robert De Niro made his directorial debut with this expanded adaptation of Chazz Palminteri's one-character play. DeNiro's role of Lorenzo Anello, an Italian-America bus driver, is secondary to the part of his son Calogero, played by young Francis Capra. The top dog in Calogero's Bronx neighborhood is flashy "wiseguy" Sonny (Chazz Palminteri). When the boy witnesses Sonny commit a murder, he honors the code of the streets and refuses to tell the cops. Sonny befriends him and introduces the impressionable youngster to the creature comforts that mob connections can bring. But though he idolizes Sonny, the boy loves and respects his decent, honest father. It takes a major tragedy for the 17-year-old boy (now played by Lillo Brancato) to decide his true course in life. Though titled A Bronx Tale and set in the Bronx of the 1960s, the film was actually shot in the somewhat safer environs of Brooklyn and Queens.
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Cast & Crew
|Robert De Niro||Lorenzo Anello|
|Lillo Brancato||Calogero Anello (Age 17)|
|Francis Capra||Calogero Anello (Age 9)|
|Kathrine Narducci||Rosina Anello|
|Clem Caserta||Jimmy Whispers|
|Alfred Sauchelli||Bobby Bars|
|Joseph D'Onofrio||Slick age 17|
|Joe Black||Murdered Man|
|Patrick Borriello||Slick (Age 9)|
|Paul Perri||Crazy Mario (Age 9)|
|Tommy A. Ford||Phil the Peddler|
|Mitch Kolpan||Detective Belsik|
|Steve Pendleton||Satan's Messenger|
|Garry Blackwood||Chez Bippy Customer|
|Elizabeth Abassi||Lady in Window|
|Ida Bemardini||Fish Store Customer|
|Chad Dowdell||Joey's Friend (uncredited)|
|Domenick Lombardozzi||Nicky Zero|
|Dave Salerno||Frankie Coffecake|
|Robert De Niro||Director,Producer|
|Joseph R. Burns||Asst. Director|
|Joseph Burns||Asst. Director|
|Stephen Endelman||Score Composer|
|Peter Gatien||Executive Producer|
|Steve Kirshoff||Special Effects|
|Robert Q. Lovett||Editor|
|Tod A. Maitland||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Joseph P. Reidy||Associate Producer,Asst. Director|
|Rita Ryack||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Chris Shriver||Art Director|
|Judith Stevens||Production Designer|
|Wynn P. Thomas||Production Designer|
1. My Home (Main Titles) [7:09]
2. Sunny's Crew [7:46]
3. The Shooting [6:52]
4. Wasted Talent [7:00]
5. Face to Face [3:57]
6. Earning Tips [6:55]
7. Bad Money [1:48]
8. Deuces Wild [4:26]
9. Tall, Beautiful, Classy [5:35]
10. Satan's Messengers [7:49]
11. My Friends [4:33]
12. Taking a Chance [5:01]
13. Ain't Bothering Nobody [8:15]
14. Tensions Mount [6:37]
15. Wanting Out [6:11]
16. Lethal Cocktail [8:36]
17. Nobody Cares [6:02]
18. End Titles [7:13]
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GREAT LINES IN THIS FILM! DENIRO CAN ACT, DIRECT, HECK I THINK HE JUST MIGHT MAKE A GOOD PRESIDENT!
Im gonna make this short and simple. this is a great movie even though i dont really like any drama movies or crime drama im mostly a action, horror, comedy fan. I kinda thought the movie will suck at first because robert deniro was going to direct it. but when i got the movie it turned out to be really good. i enjoyed listening to some of the oldie songs on the movie as well and all thought all the actors did a great job in the movie.
This movie, though outdated, is a must see for all teenegers experiencing identity crisis. It deals with all the issues that can lure the youth into a life of crime, drugs and gambling. It is an exceptional movie that really, just like wine, matures with age. I strongly recommend it to anyone who appreciates good movies.
the bronx tale is the best movie..you have two great actors such as robert de niro and lillo brancato..they make the movie great..you should buy it or rent it..its the best
This movie is a classic one of my top three favorites. The first time I saw it I told all my friends about it. As soon as move in with my girlfriend, this will be the first movie I want us to watch in our new apartment. I'm sure she'll love it.
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good story-line and actors, defiently one of deniro's best movies
i think that this film 'a bronx tale' is so incredible.Also in some parts of the movie were prety funny.And the boy in the movie also known as 'c' was very very good looking.so i recommend this film to everyone out there.
This movie was so suspenseful. Anyone who loves mobster movies as much as I do should definetly watch this movie.
Calogeros description of a life in the Bronx is truly moving. hey! look at me! truly moving! You jive as* mother (beepppp)
its the best movie you can see i see it six times in one day the history is related every time all the words are a clue im from mexico and i like it every time y see it
this movie has greatly influenced my life as a teenager. coming from an italian family it has taught me alot and is easily the best movie of all times and a must see for all teens
i liked it because de niro is giving an extra ordinary performance in a ''non very deniro role''. palmintery is not but either. in addition the story is perfect. the conflict between blacks and italians in a bronx some decades ago. and the power of love. also this is de niro's directorial debute. come on
This is now my all time favourite. This movie has something about it that makes you want to watch it again and again. Amazing film but would go beyond that if Sonny didn't die
A Bronx Tale is a wonderful love story and should be required viewing in most schools. The title caught me off guard at first, but once I had an opportunity to watch the entire movie, I understood. It is truly ''A Bronx Tale'' and mostly likely the best urban tale ever captured on screen. It's real, refreshing and oscar driven. Thank you Lillo and Robert. The teen girl (also) did excellent work. I wish you all well.
It was incredible. Great story. Lilo Brancato is sensational!! 5 stars isnt even the beginning
Even though Sunny passes in the end his soul and heart will never die in ''C's'' eye. Sunny was like a father to him this movie was the greatest movies of all time.
This movie couldnt have been put together more perfectly. The balance of power between Lorenzo and Sonny in Calogero's life was perfect as well. It handled the vices of this era in the Bronx realistically. De Niro's directorial deubut should've given him an oscar nod.