A Bronx Tale

King of the Bronx mafia Sonny killed a man. Just. Because of the Parking. In broad daylight, pulled out a gun and fired several shots. Police learned that the witness was 9-year-old Calogero, and questioned the boy. But Calogero was not given Sonny. Thus began their friendship. And when Calogero grew up, he became a witness and other bloody acts of his boss, but he was on the brink.

  • Robert De Niro

Release Date: 1993-10-01
IMDb icon 7.8/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English | Italian
  • Budget: $22,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $17,287,898
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Edna Bonneau
28 February 2017 | 04:47

For the first time looked such a great gangster movie. In the Director's chair, here is Robert De Niro. This movie is interesting in that it is well told and shows an amazing story.

Movie plot: the Story of a young guy name, Calogero, who grew up in the Bronx quarter. At this is the case, he learned the life of crime with a young age. At his father, wanted to keep him from the local mafia. Remembering this history, Calogero is proud to basically, he had two father who taught him life.

Features. Perfectly conveys the relationship Calogero, and of the local mafia boss Sanni. It becomes it almost like a second father. It in life and coaching — was important for Calogero. Well transferred, the line of father and son, in which there is tension, but also a misunderstanding. Each of them, tried to teach Calogero to be myself, and to be fair on life.

Acting. Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri, Lillo Brancato — played their characters perfectly. The characters were very interesting, and each of them has its own peculiarities. The confrontation of the local mafia boss and simple bus driver was interesting.

"stir of echoes" — a great crime drama, in which a special depth and meaning. This history is so fascinating out that keeps the screen to the end. Robert De Niro, is well demonstrated their skills in directing, and he can log himself in the asset, this a vivid picture.

Romy Hrutkay
26 March 2019 | 07:14


Robert de Nero — one of my most favorite actors. He if not plays, living his life we just looking, are witnesses to a couple of hours. But not going to praise him a great talent, and back to "shame". Looking through the ratings of movies about the Italian mafia, I found that is an amazing movie about the heard. Given the fact that other thing I watched a million times, and "Bronx history" ever. In the 90 years of this movie is not said, apparently not quite spectacular — then we talked a lot about films De Niro "Real", "Casino", "Once in America". In those years, people saw in him the image of the Russian 90s, but with the Italian's face. And I saw it always lyrical that he proved his directorial work.


I am glad that had this movie are now in adulthood. You can get positive emotions and to objectively capture the essence. Dynamic action, fights, brutality, all that is "relishes" in his paintings Scorsese You will not see. Compare Directors De Niro and Scorsese we won't — if you look at the roots they look in different directions, although serves his dish under the "one sauce".

For those who have not seen the movie or watched a long time ago, a little reminiscent of the plot of the story: America, the 60-ies. New York, the Bronx, the Italian quarter. 9-year-old Sicilian Calogero boy in love with the lifestyle of a mafia clan based in their street. He knows all the gangsters at the names, monitors their habits, gestures and deeds. But his idol — boss Sonny. Calogero rubs in the bar, where mobsters and happily immersed in this atmosphere of "another life". He it — the son of a humble bus driver, played by De Niro.

The boys on the street playing mafia, imitate them, but all seems OK in the quarter is completely safe. But one day, Calogero becomes a accidental witness to the murder. It idol kills a man of the gun Parking. Passers-by say that the boy was witness house Calogero the police comes. The boy goes to identify the criminal, but not losing Sonny. After this incident, the gangster begins to notice of Calogero and his family. It offers the bus driver job, but he refuses to interfere in the Affairs of the mafia and not allowing the son to maintain a relationship with Sonny. However, Calogero a very happy ties of friendship with his idol mafia. Have Sonny appears great liking to the boy. A boy becomes a waiter in a bar and gambling — gets a tip for the drink service and award winning. Once the boy brings home the money received for a successful throw "bones". It is causing anger among its honest, but poor father and he goes to investigate. Returning to the gangster money Lorenzo (the boy's father), denies the son to be friends with bandit take it money. But the boy grows up and continues this valuable his friendship. Time goes by and Calogero becomes a teenager. He first sight falls in love with colored girl Jane, after seeing her father in the bus. Between the pair start a relationship, but CALDIERO shy of her origin, so like them in the district is the mutual dislike of black — within blocks of each other, they keep out of...

The plan of action will be a pair of fights and some times for the picture you will hear gun shots. The movie is not about it! And about youth, dreams, honesty, love of children and parents, love for the girl, racism and, of course, friendship. Let's start immediately with the main character Calogero — it is not the gangster. He they are has become. And didn't want to. He just a dreamer who liked the romantic image of the mafia. The guy is just friends with boss Sonny. Do not steal, do not kill extorts. Even the boss said to him — this is my life, live yours. Calogero is not firing fights. Goes to school for baseball. The main character — not a gangster. And it should be noted. This film is about friendship.

Lorenzo fears for future son, but and was just jealous of him to Sonny, and Sonny, in turn, is jealous of a guy father. They like are fighting for his love and attention. Both they love him: protecting and providing valuable advice. And the guy loves them.  dumps the scales is not one of the parties. These and permeated the picture. The guy realized the dream and immersed himself in the world of his boyish dreams. It is the dream of the childhood, — want the all-powerful other. I think this was at many.

Through the spray of racism refers to combat stereotypes — the color of the skin and the opinions of others as not important, if you like. All the picture is permeated with love and lyrics, so this is probably another dish served to us under certain the "sauce". It is De Niro wrapped in a popular shell is very warm and good promise. Lyrical theme is the statement of Lorenzo to his son: The saddest thing in life — squandered talent. Statement and the warning "don't waste your life on bad things". From this warns him and Sonny.


Lillo Brancato (Calogero Anello). Earlier it was not noticed. But when I saw the movie thought the son De Niro! Directly the similarity on the genetic level! Himself the guy is very cute, colorful and good. Very conscientious and honest. Perhaps that is why not being a gangster, having it chances. The role is played perfectly.

A SURPRISING FACT I learned the actor after watching the movie! It turns out this guy Lillo Brancato starred in "the Sopranos." Toli he got into the criminal way, or omitted "thoughts materialists" but... he was a real gangster! Raided the house, shot a policeman and sat in jail! Even in the movie is not will see. In 2018 came about this whole story a documentary.

Robert De Niro (Lorenzo Anello). Modest in social courageous and decisive as a person. It is not the main and not the gangster role. It a caring father, a good family man.

Palminteri Chazz (Calogero Lorenzo Of Palminteri). Feel the connection names? YES! It is on the memories of Palmistry constructed plot. It he is a true native of the Bronx. It it a boy was friends with the influential mafia. Beyond the fact that the boy Calogero (from this life) do not squandered his talent! He became a Hollywood actor, writer and Director!


Remember the feeling of sadness when I read any book? If you miss characters say goodbye to them as your real friends. Here same feeling left out at me like I miss this nice characters and the Bronx of the 60's, era, never lived.


Mersey Cristian
17 August 2007 | 10:58

Living in one poor the gangster regions of new York, the Bronx of the late 1960s
17-year-old boy Calogero had two ways, become as father honest and 
a decent man and whole life to work for a pittance, or joining the local gang to work on the mafia, Sonny getting good money and have the respect of inhabitants of the area.

Which path the main character?

The directorial debut of Robert de Nero — this is a movie adaptation of the play of his colleagues and by his role of Sonny in this film, Chazza Palminteri's real name, which — Calogero Lorenzo (the same as and the protagonist of the film).

Of course, the film is far from many gangster movies like "the Godfather" of Francis Ford Coppola or"Goodfellas" by Martin Scorsese, but the "Bronx History" also has its advantages.

This is a strong in than even wise, well-drawn picture. Actors coped with their roles in excellent, revealing all the depth the ambiguity of his characters. De Niro in the role of father of the main character is simply adorable.

Though the following the Director's work "the False Temptation" Robert de Niro came more ambitious and pretentious than to the "Bronx Stories", all the same
debut of my opinion remains, the best work of De Niro as Director.

How much has A Bronx Tale made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $17,287,898.
How much did it cost to make A Bronx Tale?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $22,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie A Bronx Tale?
This tv-show was directed by Robert De Niro.
What is the genre of A Bronx Tale?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Crime, Drama, Romance.
Who starred in A Bronx Tale?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri, Lillo Brancato, Francis Capra, Taral Hicks.
What is A Bronx Tale IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.8.
When was A Bronx Tale released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1993-10-01.