At home, Calogero is confronted by his father who just saw him driving Sonny's car. Production began in 1991, and was funded in collaboration with De Niro's and , as the first film released by each studio. The is out of print, but in January 2010, released a copy of the film exclusive to online-retailer. Trivia The story, written by , is adapted from his autobiographical one-man play. Palminteri agreed, and their contract was sealed on a handshake. .
Despite his father's disapproval, for eight years Calogero continues to see Sonny and receives a 'street' education from him. When C falls for an African American girl, things don't get any easier. The black boys egg the Italian-American boys' usual spot in retaliation for the previous beating, and Calogero's friends make a plan to strike back using. It tells the story of an boy, Calogero Anello, who, after encountering a local boss, is torn between the temptations of organized crime and the values of his honest, hardworking father. But this is the first one I have seen to actually make him somewhat of a saint. An argument ensues and Calogero storms out.
C's leap to manhood is marked by tragedy, but also by his recognition of the many faces of love. C's neighborhood cronies get involved in theft, use of guns, and racial fights. Calogero witnesses a shooting in the street involving local big shot gangster, Sonny, but refuses to betray him to the police. Faced with racism and a crime-based community, learns his own morals from a strand of tough events. At two hours long, it consists of a large epic story of a young man trying to make it through a part of New York.
Lorenzo emerges to defend his son and confront Sonny, but is held back by Sonny's men. Overall, A Bronx Tale is a fine experience of cinema with a wonderful story. I highly recommend this movie. Despite the high level of racial tension and dislike between Italian Americans and African Americans, Calogero arranges a date with Jane. Sonny Palminteri is the example of a split personality with a criminal. Despite being a gangster, Sonny loves Calogero and teaches him that being a gangster is too risky and dangerous. None of the studios agreed as they wanted to hire another actor.
Jane and Calogero make amends, but Calogero suddenly remembers his friends' plans to attack Jane's neighborhood and the two rush to stop them. He is very tough with a community that he loves and basically runs but is also very protective and guiding to many people. Carmine tells Calogero that he will be taking care of the neighborhood for the time being, and promises Calogero help should he ever need anything. De Niro, who first viewed the play in Los Angeles in 1990, acquired the rights from Palminteri, intent on making the play his directorial debut. Robert De Niro's character on the other hand, is very bold. Shortly thereafter, Calogero is confronted by Sonny and his crew, who found a bomb in Sonny's car and suspected Calogero of planning to assassinate him. A shooting witnessed by the boy nicknamed C is the starting point of a lasting bond between the gangster and the boy.
This was due to the , which was performed as a , being largely inspired by or drawn from his own childhood, specifically the shooting Calogero witnesses as a child, as well as the occupation and name of his father. Calogero and Jane arrive to find Calogero's friends dead, and Calogero realizes that Sonny had saved his life. However, Calogero misinterprets Sonny's message and still gets involved with his friends in racism and fights. Calogero rushes back to his neighborhood and makes his way through the crowded bar to thank Sonny and inform him of what happened, but an unnamed assailant shoots Sonny in the back of the head before Calogero can warn him. This is not the first movie I have ever seen to make the gangster out to be a some what nice guy. Eight years later, Calogero has grown into a young man who has been visiting Sonny regularly without his father's knowledge.
Calogero Anello is a nine-year-old child living in the Bronx - notorious for gangster bars, racist people and an aggressive nature. The idea of this movie was what made it so intriguing. Sonny befriends Calogero and introduces him to his crew. Calogero catches up with Jane, who tells him that Willie had since admitted that Calogero had tried to help him from the other boys who beat him up. Sonny grows fond of the boy and begins to teach him how things are conducted on the streets.
However, it fared much better with critics, who praised the performances of the leads, and launched Palminteri's acting career, while also helping De Niro gain acceptance as a director. Calogero tearfully proclaims how he has come to view Sonny as a father and would never hurt him, and Sonny recognizes Calogero's innocence and allows him to leave. His real name is Calogero Lorenzo Palminteri. Calogero makes peace with his father, and the two walk home together as Calogero narrates the lessons he learned from his two mentors. Several studios approached him to purchase the film rights, with at least one offering one million dollars, but Palminteri refused to sell to them unless he could write the screenplay, and play the role of Sonny.