A Bronx Tale

7.82 h 1 min1993X-RayR
Robert De Niro and Chazz Palminteri give captivating performances in this intense drama about a boy torn between his tough, hard-working father and a violent yet charismatic crime boss.
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Robert De NiroChazz PalminteriLillo Brancato
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Francis CapraTaral HicksKathrine NarducciClem CasertaAlfred Sauchelli Jr.Frank PietrangolareJoe PesciRobert D'AndreaEddie MontanaroFred FischerDave SalernoJoe D'OnofrioLuigi D'AngeloLouis VanariaDominick RocchioPatrick BorrielloPaul PerriThomas A. FordRocco ParenteJoe BlackLouis GioiaMitch KolpanPhil FogliaRichard DeDomenicoMax GenovinoRalph NapolitanoSteve KendallA.J. EkokuSobe BaileyDomenick LombardozziFrank Caserta Sr.Ed DerianLarry LedermanGianna RanaudoPhilip GarbarinoNicky BlairJoe Calvacca Jr.Anthony EtergineosoLouis EtergineosoJoe LahamAlan LangeDarell GrantDemond WebberRhaman ThomasKacy BrooksJason MeighanSteve PendletonJohn Tanuzzo Jr.Steve BongeGreg DomeyMark CafariellaButch GarciaSonny HurstDavid BatisteDerrick SimmonsAli A. WahhabAlbert AttanasioPat VacaroRocco 'Girffe' MatraFrank Caserta Jr.Richie RanieriSal CestaroLarry GuardinoMacky AnannlinMike MorigiGarry PastoreAnthony CorozzoBeansieEmily DegrassJohnny MottsLinda LalicataElizabeth AbassiIda BernardiniClem Caserta Jr.Frank ContiChris AntleyNina Sonja PetersonJean CruguetAntonio GraellRichard MiglioreJohnny VelazquezTony CordeiroDamian BaileyAlex BallarGino CafarelliJulia CampanelliWilliam DeMeoJohn HoytRonnie MarmoJudy PriantiRon RiveraJames SampsonEric Skoy
Robin ChambersRobert De NiroPeter GatienJon KilikJoseph P. ReidyJane Rosenthal
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DTReviewed in the United States on April 4, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Waited years for this release
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If you are having hesitations about it being an import, it is indeed region free. Confirmation that it plays on my sony blu ray player in USA. My favorite movie of all-time, glad to finally have it on blu ray thanks to Via Vision.
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ErosReviewed in the United States on March 4, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
So true...THE saddest thing in life.....
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....Is wasted Talent.
I've loved this movie since the very 1st time I've seen it, and regardless of how many times I watch it, it is ALWAYS worth watching again ! This young man had the privilege of getting 2 educations....both of which are important in life....and I am not speaking of the gangster way of life or Cosa Nostra lifestyle, I am referring to people who only have 1 education....book smarts....which is good by all means, but let's be honest, how many people have you met, folks who have 1 degree after another, and maybe even a PHD. but absolutely NO common sense....that's so sad to see....and please don't misunderstand, I am not saying that people who have multiple or honorary degrees are dumb, no, not at all...they are HIGHLY intelligent, but only through books.....just like a horse has 2 brains (literally) , what it learns on the right side, it MUST learn on the left side, bc it has 2 brains....book smarts are great, but get into a real life situation, and most people with a only the knowledge of books, wouldn't know what to do, bc they did it learn it from/with a book....sad but true. Common sense will never be found in a book, only real, hard, difficult life can and will teach you that. So, "C" got both....the Education from Sonny....who taught him that sometimes, it's a price worth paying to get rid of someone ($20 a friend owed "C" for 2 weeks).....Sonny taught him that nothing is ever as it seems.....as well as the difference between love and fear....but, to not give away the plot of the whole movie, I will say, it is well worth watching time and again, and yes, I recommend this to all....book smart, streetwise and/or both :-)
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Vinyl DanReviewed in the United States on March 26, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is a review of the Blu-ray transfer and not the film
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I’ve waited for this film to come out on Blu-ray since the formation of Blu-ray itself.

When i heard it was finally being released i was worried when I found out the transfer was done by a source I wasn’t familiar with. Some Blu-rays are simply SD transfers that have been upresed and they look terrible...this is not the case with this transfer.

The image isn’t perfect but I’d give it a solid 8/10

The audio is Prestine! 10/10

Special features match that of the original DVD release.

In conclusion, I was expecting so much worse and was very surprised by the overall final product!
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joel wingReviewed in the United States on March 18, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Beautiful coming of age film with a twist involving the mafia and race
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A Bronx Tale is an amazing coming of age movie based upon a play of the same name written by Chazz Palminteri who also stars in the film. It was based upon his own experiences growing up in the Bronx. Robert De Niro saw the play and decided to make it into a film. He too appears in the movie and was the director. The film is about father figures, peer pressure, interracial love, and the mafia.

A Bronx Tale tells the story of Calogero Anello played by Francis Capra when he was young and then Lilo Brancanto as a teen growing up in 1960s New York City. His father Lorenzo, Robert De Niro, is a bus driver who always tells his son that “The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.” He’s very protective of Calogero but unfortunately he looks up to the local mafia boss on his block Sonny LoSpecchio played by Palminteri. That creates one piece of drama as Calogero is drawn towards Sonny while his father tries to stop him.

You also get the mafia angle. Sonny kills a man on the street over a parking space for instance, he and his boys beat up some bikers that come into their neighborhood, and Sonny is afraid someone is going to kill him. The movie shows both the allure of mafioso which Calogero gets caught up in, but his father and even Calogero talk about how it’s not a good life because you can never trust anyone. As Calogero’s father says, no one loves Sonny, they just fear him.

The third conflict in the film is that Calogero falls for a black girl named Jane Williams played by Taral Hicks. When Calogero first sees Jane on his dad’s bus it’s like time stands still. When he sees her for the second time in school she has the same affect upon him. Both times the song “I Only Have Eyes For You” plays in the background. This is an immediate problem because most of Calogero’s neighborhood was racist against African-Americans, while Italians are not popular in Jane’s neighborhood either. This adds another element to the coming of age story.

A Bronx Tale is a wonderful mix of themes, well-played by the three main stars De Niro, Palminteri and Capra-Brancato.
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Chase GeiserReviewed in the United States on February 12, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Working Man vs. Gangster: Who is tougher?
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This movie explores what it means to be a good / strong person. This is the first mafia movie I have seen that explicitly challenges the morality and culture of the mafia without merely glorifying it.

Robert Deniro’s performance is outstanding as an honest law abiding citizen living in a mob infested neighborhood as he struggles to keep his son on the right path. It was very interesting to see Deniro play a moral protagonist instead of a mafia badass in this context. Those who grew up in a blue collar household with a hardworking and and tough loving father will likely relate to this classic.
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Joseph SReviewed in the United States on December 8, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
one of my favorite movies of all time!!!!!
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one of my favorite movies!!!!!. This was Robert De Niros' directional debut back in 1993, and also stars Chazz Palminteri as a feared local mob boss, sonny. one day, little Calogero witnesses sonny murder a guy in front of his doorstep outside, the police and detectives come knocking on Robert De Niros' door, and ask if they have seen anything, so they brought the father(De Niro) and son(Calogero) outside to identify the killer. Calogero does not give up sonny. then, sonny really takes a liking to him and as little Calogero grows up, because of his name being long and hard to say for most, sonny makes his name "c" for short. overall one of the best movies ever made for a directional debut.
13 people found this helpful
NokiaSamReviewed in the United States on May 4, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Finally On Blu-Ray!
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I am more than happy with my purchase of A Bronx Tale. I've been looking and waiting for years for this movie to finally come out on Blu-Ray, Wow! It was worth the wait. The picture and sound is phenomenal, the audio is DolbyTrue 5.1 and it sounds amazing! The picture is crisp and clear and the resolution is excellent. Do yourself a favor and get yourself a copy or two.
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Randall C KempReviewed in the United States on July 31, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Loved this since I first saw it as a kid
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I don't normally rate films this high, but I am a huge film buff and have watched it all from silents to the Marx Brothers, etc. This film really was thought through and, although involving gangsters, it didn't hype that up as much as it could (which was great). I first saw this film on some cable station when I was a kid. Then I fell in love with the way the production played out; the gangsters, the cars, the historic scenes; but as an adult I appreciate its philosophical musings as well.

This is a tale of a young man growing up with de facto two fathers. One is a struggling middle class bus driver, the other is convict and mafia boss, Sonny.
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