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  • 1/14/2007

A Bronx Tale

Directed by:

Robert De NiroWriting credits (WGA): Chazz Palminteri


Crime / Drama (more)Tagline: One man lives in the neighborhood, another man owns it. A devoted father battles the local crime boss for the life of his son.

Plot Outline

: 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 "wise guy" 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 his friends. 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.Cast overview

Robert De Niro ....  Lorenzo Anello

Chazz Palminteri ....  Sonny

Lillo Brancato ....  Calogero 'C' Anello (age 17)

Francis Capra ....  Calogero 'C' Anello (age 9)

Taral Hicks ....  Jane Williams

Kathrine Narducci ....  Rosina Anello

Clem Caserta ....  Jimmy Whispers

Alfred Sauchelli Jr. ....  Bobby Bars

Frank Pietrangolare ....  Danny K.O

Joe Pesci....  Carmine

Other Information

Runtime: 121 min

Country: USA

Language: English / Italian

Color: Color (Technicolor)

Sound Mix: Dolby

Trivia: Dedicated to Robert De Niro's father, Robert De Niro Sr., who died in 1993.

Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations

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