A Bronx Tale (1993)

One man lives in the neighborhood, another man owns it. A devoted father battles the local crime boss for the life of his son.

Blu-ray, 2h 1min
Rating: 7.8
Votes: 128722
Languages: English, Italian
Country: USA
Director: Robert De Niro

Plot outline

A father becomes worried when a local gangster befriends his son in the Bronx in the 1960s.

Cast

Plots

A father becomes worried when a local gangster befriends his son in the Bronx in the 1960s. - Murray Chapman

The Bronx, New York, 1960. 9-year-old Calogero grows up admiring and fascinated by the local mob boss, Sonny. Calogero's father, Lorenzo, wants to have nothing to do with the mob and does his best to keep his son away from Sonny and mob business. However, it may prove a losing battle. - grantss

After witnessing a murder in front of his house, nine-year-old Calogero forms a strong and lasting bond with the Bronx' local gangster Sunny, in spite of his father, Lorenzo's, disapproval. A Bronx Tale delivers a closer inspection of father/son relations, life choices and their consequences. - BecksyKane

Gangster Sonny is the big man in the Bronx neighborhood of an Italian small boy named Calogero. A shooting witnessed by the boy (nicknamed C) is the starting point of a lasting bond between the gangster and the boy. Father (bus driver Lorenzo), however, disapproves. C grows up under the wing of both men, torn between his own natural honesty and his fascination with Sonny. C's neighborhood cronies get involved in theft, use of guns, and racial fights. When C falls for an African American girl, things don't get any easier. C's leap to manhood is marked by tragedy, but also by his recognition of the many faces of love. - Horacio Abeledo

Calogero Anello is a nine-year-old child living in the Bronx - notorious for gangster bars, racist people and an aggressive nature. Calogero witnesses a shooting in the street involving local big shot gangster, Sonny, but refuses to betray him to the police. Sonny grows fond of the boy and begins to teach him how things are conducted on the streets. Calogero's father is a working man who wants his child to grow up and make his money honestly and does not want him to mix with Sonny. Despite his father's disapproval, for eight years Calogero continues to see Sonny and receives a 'street' education from him. Despite being a gangster, Sonny loves Calogero and teaches him that being a gangster is too risky and dangerous. However, Calogero misinterprets Sonny's message and still gets involved with his friends in racism and fights. Things get worse when he falls in love with a black girl. This story is about a Bronx where a child grows up with two educations, one from school and one from the street. As the child grows closer to a gangster, he begins to grow away from his family. - Mekaeal Chaudary