Christopher Lee Rhyne Review 72
New York City 1960 has Robert De Niro as young man deep in the Bronx full of crime, gangster mentality and rough necks. Calogero witnesses a shooting but Sonny mentors ropes of the streets so to speak to the boy. Calogero's father Robert DeNiro will try to show the boy about honest life. Calogero never fully understands how Sonny is dangerous. A black women will break the ties during the 60's and family values will tear such fabric of love with violence between two people.
Sophistication sheds new light on gangster life in New York. Once something happens to the black girl Calogero must decide by his father or Sonny. Reality takes on two fathers for Calogero that involves hardships and confusion. A film with violence and tragedy will require adult supervision with teens if you're concidering a family night at home.
CD CAST----- Robert De Niro (Lorenzo Anello's)----- Lillo Brancato (Calogero (as the Child boy))----- Lillo Brancato Jr. (Calogero (as an adult later in the film))----- Chazz Palminteri (Sonny)------ Taral Hicks (Jane Williams (Black girl)).
Rating: R----- Runtime:122 Minutes----- Widescreen Anamorphic, 1.85:1, ----- Closed Captioned, Color. DVD had low audience but Broadway turned this film into a play. Both Palminteri and De Niro would only become part of the film if Palminteri was Sonny. The films viewpoint was about Palminteri's childhood life. 4**** rate on film due to violence and language (not a sunday film 'if you know what I mean').
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A Bronx Tale DVD
Here is a review for the DVD A Bronx Tale.
The movie is a classic, and marks Robert DeNiro's directorial debut. The DVD has long been out of print and there are no immediate plans to re-release it to the home DVD market. The film is a classic mob tale with great characters. The only bad thing about this film is the picture quality. When I first popped it in, I was shocked at how bad the picture quality was (film was viewed on a blu-ray player on a 1080i compatible television). I had heard numerous complaints about this from different sources, but seeing is believing. The quality of the picture could be compared to VHS.
That aside, the film is a joy to watch. The DVD does have multiple language options, and subtitles. Special features include a behind the scenes featurette, cast bios, trailer, and promotional spots.
Overall, being that there are no plans for a re-release, I would say buy the film if you feel (like I did) it is a must-have for your DVD library.
COULD HAVE BEN BETTER
n Robert De Niro's Directoral Debut, his makes a movie of a young kid, growing up in the bronx. The dad, played by Robert De Niro, trys hard to raise his son to be a good hard working man but the son is influenced by the neighborhood mob boss, Sonny. The movie deals with a lot of trust in your family and friends. Everyone De Niro casted for the roles were really nobody at the time. The boy who playes young Calogero (the boy), later played the kid in Kazaam, and Sonny (Chazz Palminteri) played in movies like night at the roxbury and Analyze this.
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A must see
In Robert De Niro's Directoral Debut, he makes a movie of a young kid, growing up in the bronx. The dad, played by Robert De Niro, trys hard to raise his son to be a good, hard working man but the son is influenced by the neighborhood mob boss, Sonny. The movie deals with a lot of trust in your family and friends. Everyone De Niro casted for the roles were really nobody at the time. The boy who playes young Calogero (the boy), later played the kid in Kazaam, and Sonny (Chazz Palminteri) played in movies like night at the roxbury and Analyze this.
This is a great movie.It's a morality play without being preachy.DeNiro plays a bus driver determined to keep his son on the straight and narrow.But the son idolizes local gang boss Sonny (Chazz Palmintieri,in a great role).Of course the son doesn't listen to his dad and becomes a protege' of Sonny.But Sonny is surprisingly warm hearted towards the boy,and tries to keep him out of the illegal business.Set in the 1960s there is a great sountrack and lots of classic cars abound.Eventually Sonny is gunned down,and the son and father finally reconcile.Palmintieri,and DeNiro both are superb in this one.Bronx Tale is a winner!