SPOILERS ahead, but if you haven't seen it yet, you suck.
A Bronx Tale… one of thee truly greatest movies of all time. There are so many classic and memorable scenes and many people don't know that it was the directorial debut of Robert DeNiro, who as we know stared as Lorenzo Anello, a Bronx bus driver trying to keep his son away from the streets. The movie had so many great life lessons.
One of the cool things about the movie is that most of it deals with real life characters… I actually in research for my podcast found some pretty cool things about the film and its validity. Some of which was actually confirmed by the writer of the film and the man the films based on in Chazz Palminteri
Palminteri has also confirmed that a lot of the stories in the film are based on things he saw as a young child in the Bronx. He has yet to discuss who the Sonny character that he would play was based on, only saying it was a blend of three real life people blended together. He would also say that most of the neighborhood kids in the movie were just young kids that lived in the area. Let's look at some of the best scenes in the movie…
-C earns respect from Sonny and the neighborhood be not IDing him for police:
We're intro'd to the mobsters of Sonny crew at the Chez Bippy. C was right, Frankie Coffeecake was tough to look at:
Eddie Mush is "trown" in da bathroom during craps game. There are several folks at Barstool I'd love to do this with during a live stream:
Is it better to be loved for feared?
"The Mario Test"… clearly probably wouldn't be allowed in movies today
The real test. A test that can still be very helpful testing if a woman is good for you or not
The working man is a sucker and C almost flushes his life down the fuckin toilet
"The saddest thing in life is wasted talent." One of the realest things about this movie is that the older "C" character, Lillo Brancato ultimately did a decade in prison for his role in the death of an NYPD cop. A definition of wasted talent.
And last but not least, the best scene in the film and maybe in mob movie history
What was your favorite scene? Either way, every year we have to show homage to one of the best movies of all time. Also if you ever get the chance to see the play that Chazz Palminteri puts on from theater to theater about the movie, check it out, it's great.