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Bloodbrothers (1978)

A young man is torn between following in his brothers' footsteps or striking out on his own.

Director:

Robert Mulligan

Writers:

Richard Price (based on the novel by), Walter Newman (screenplay)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Sorvino ... Chubby De Coco
Tony Lo Bianco ... Tommy De Coco
Richard Gere ... Stony De Coco
Lelia Goldoni ... Maria
Yvonne Wilder ... Phyllis
Kenneth McMillan ... Banion
Floyd Levine ... Dr. Harris
Marilu Henner ... Annette
Michael Hershewe Michael Hershewe ... Albert
Kristine DeBell ... Cheri
Paulene Myers ... Mrs. Pitt
Gloria LeRoy Gloria LeRoy ... Sylvia
Bruce French ... Paulie
Peter Iacangelo ... Malfie
Kim Milford ... Butler
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Storyline

Louis De Coco, nicknamed Chubby because of his physical build, and Tommy De Coco are middle aged brothers who live by the unofficial code of the immigrant - in their case, Italian - working class in the Bronx, which includes male bonding through machismo, and the wife's place being in the home, getting married to a good girl only after sowing one's wild oats with fun girls. They both work in the construction industry, and are devoted to each other and their collective families in doing what they see best for this collective. Although some of the manifestations are "above the surface", there are many problems within their families bubbling underneath the surface. Tommy and his wife Maria's youngest son, adolescent Albert, has stopped eating, with Tommy and Maria and the family not understanding or taking ownership of his anorexia, anxiety within their family collective the cause. Their oldest son Tommy Jr., nicknamed Stony, has recently graduated from high school and thus has to figure... Written by Huggo

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How do you tell people you love, you have to do it on your own?

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Father's Love See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although he is only twelve years older than Richard Gere, Tony Lo Bianco played his father. See more »

Alternate Versions

NBC edited 20 minutes from this film for its 1985 network television premiere. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Remote Control (1988) See more »

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When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
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Written by Chauncey Olcott, Ernest Ball and George Graff
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Kim Milford turns in a masterful performance
28 September 2004 | by Christopher-GilleskiSee all my reviews

Kim Milford, the greatest actor of the latter half of the 20th century, and all around American icon turns in the most under rated performance of his career. Milford, star of the classic Sci Fi film "LASERBLAST" is not held down by the weaknesses of co-star Richard Gere. In fact, the brilliance of Milford's artistry is elevated by the fact that no other actor in the film can match him.

This is an unfair criticism of Gere, since the only actor of Milford's caliber is the legendary Michael Tedesco, who's portrayal of such characters as Jellyroll and Tbob elevate him to the same level as Milford.

One must wonder how this film would have turned out if Milford was not cast. Milford, who would also be burdened with Mark Hammill in Corvette Summer has shown a long tradition of carrying films to greatness that would otherwise be destined for failure.


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