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The Lords of Flatbush (1974)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 May 1975 (UK)
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A group of kids in Brooklyn form a gang. From this moment on they do everything together. This makes things easier but at the same time they have to face new problems.

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Martin Davidson, Stephen Verona (as Stephen F. Verona)

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Stephen Verona (screenplay) (as Stephen F. Verona), Gayle Gleckler (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Perry King ... David 'Chico' Tyrell
Sylvester Stallone ... Stanley Rosiello
Henry Winkler ... Butchey Weinstein
Paul Mace ... Wimpy Murgalo
Susan Blakely ... Jane Bradshaw
Maria Smith Maria Smith ... Frannie Malincanico
Renee Paris Renee Paris ... Annie Yuckamanelli (as Reneé Paris)
Paul Jabara Paul Jabara ... Crazy Cohen
Bruce Reed Bruce Reed ... Mike Mambo
Frank Stiefel Frank Stiefel ... Arnie Levine
Martin Davidson Martin Davidson ... Mr. Birnbaum
Joe Stern Joe Stern ... Eddie
Ruth Klinger Ruth Klinger ... Mrs. Tyrell
Joan Neuman Joan Neuman ... Miss Molina
Dolph Sweet ... Mr. Rosiello
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A group of kids in Brooklyn form a gang. From this moment on they do everything together. This makes things easier but at the same time they have to face new problems. Written by Volker Boehm

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It was 1958 when making love meant "making out". See more »

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Trivia

Perry King and Henry Winkler are both Yale graduates, but decided to remain in character as street toughs on and off set. King explained: "Stephen Verona would never have cast a Yale graduate to play [Chico], so I stayed in character, and half way through the film I told him (in thick Brooklyn drawl): "Hey Steven, you realize you cast two Yale graduates as your hoods?" He thought I was kidding!" See more »

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The size & positioning of the writing on the chalkboard in the beginning of the movie changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Stanley Rosiello: Now, you're a pigeon, okay? Alright, now, shut your eyes. Come on. Watch me. You're going and you're flying and you're flying and you're going over mountains and you're going over the ocean and your arms are getting tired and you're going farther and farther. Now, right here, Chico, right here, look down, man. Look down. Do you see what's down there? China. China. You know what that means, man? China. You're in Tokyo, man. We're in Tokyo.
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Referenced in Gilmore Girls: Luke Can See Her Face (2004) See more »

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Easy Now
Lead Vocal by Ken Williams
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Messy amateurish fifties type fun
14 May 2001 | by SchlockmeisterSee all my reviews

This is not a slick movie. It looks like it was made with cheap handheld cameras, and probably was. The movie is primarily interesting due to the future stars seen here. This was Henry Winkler's first big movie as a greaser type ( this character was NO Fonzie ). Sylvester Stallone is his typical mumbly early self ( I vote for subtitles on his speaking parts on his first 6 Nothing really much happens, just an hour and a half of greaser posing and vague wonderings about "futures". Only interesting from a historical perspective. Not reaslly strongly recommended.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1975 (UK) See more »

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Budget:

$160,000 (estimated)
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Ebbets Field See more »
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Mono

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1.85 : 1
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