No dreams to be this, or that. One pulls out a baseball bat. The kid says, 'You're not looking for me. His whole life hinges on the outcome of that ride. This part is very true.
Calogero witnesses a shooting in the street involving local big shot gangster, Sonny, but refuses to betray him to the police. When he discovers that they go to the same school, he knows his fate is to ask her out. They're all laughing, and I shut my mouth because I was afraid to say anything. He says, 'The only thing that matters is when we're under the covers and we hold each other, and the rest? They pick up Calogero in their car and try to force him to participate, but Sonny stops the car and orders Calogero out, warning them to stay away from Calogero. Calogero is also part of a gang of local Italian-American boys, which concerns Sonny, who warns Calogero to keep away from them and focus more on his schoolwork. Sony adheres to a very strict code of rules, but this is something that he understands, and even if he couldn't do such a thing himself, he would advise the kid to do it. Scooter Kid Opening Credits uncredited.
It doesn't tell some dumb story about how the bus driver and the mobster have to shoot each other, or about how C is the hostage in a tug of war. Genre: , Stars: , , Director: Robert De Niro Country: Rating: 6. A boy comes of age in an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx. It always excites me to work with people who are new, who fit. Calogero's father is a working man who wants his child to grow up and make his money honestly and does not want him to mix with Sonny. You're looking for my brother.
Nicky Zero as Dominick Lombardozzi. The movie starts when he is 9. Bob saw him and cast him--but I was worried, because Eddie really does bring bad luck, and sure enough, the first day he worked, it rained. Later on, Calogero meets a girl, Jane Williams , and is smitten with her. Things get worse when he falls in love with a black girl. 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. He'd get up in the rain, the snow.
Eight years later, Calogero has grown into a young man who has been visiting Sonny regularly without his father's knowledge. Gooma at Chez Bippy's uncredited. I knew a lot of what to show and how to show it. Lorenzo emerges to defend his son and confront Sonny, but is held back by Sonny's men. You know they're there, but the neighborhood is a lot more than that. Finally we ditched the car. He got some big offers from Hollywood studios for the screenplay, but when he said he wanted to play Sonny, the studios shook their heads.
The climax of the film finds C inside a car he does not want to occupy, going with his friends to do something he doesn't want to do. There are, for example, the characters in Sonny's crowd, including a guy who is such bad luck he has to go stand in the bathroom when Sonny is rolling the dice. I wanted to show how racist attitudes are not something you're born with; they're passed down. Sitting on his front stoop, he sees Sonny, the gangster, shoot a man in what looks like a fight over a parking space. But just as she steps into her role as Mrs. Two men she knows murder an older woman.
Slick Age 9 as Patrick Boriello. When C is 17, he goes to work for Sonny, against his father's wishes. Peer pressure is a terrible thing among teenage boys. We didn't force each other. Advertisement Talking about his movie after the Toronto premiere, Chazz Palminteri looks larger and younger than Sonny, but there is an essential niceness that feels the same.
Grey and he relaxes into an unfamiliar stability, new threats could jeopardize their happy ending before it even begins. You may have glimpsed him in some minor roles. But he is troubled, because in 1968 this is not the thing for a kid from his neighborhood or hers to do. In scenes so carefully written that every word is important, both Sonny and the father react to the kid's decision, and their advice is about the same: Do what you gotta do, to feel good about yourself. My father grabbed me by the arm and hauled me upstairs. You're giving them a power they don't really have.
So there was a similarity with the character in the movie, who knows what he believes. Willie's Friend - Bicyclist uncredited. I was in the middle. One of the things he tells C is that you cannot live your life on the basis of what other people think you should do, because when the chips are down, nobody really cares. It's about two men with some experience of life, who love this kid and want to help him out. What's important about the film is that it's about values.