A Bronx Tale

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A Bronx Tale It’s the sixties. Racism is running hot through the streets of New York. One neighborhood in particular, where one group of boys makes the choice that will change their lives and everyone’s around them forever. These boys are young, full of talent and smart. These boys choose to take all of what they had and throw it away. What happens to these boys next is something that you would not want to wish on anybody. Here these young talented boys cram into a car and ride to the African-American neighborhood. The boys toss burning bottle of alcohol through a glass window into a store. With burning bottles shattering left and right there is one that doesn’t break. This one bottle was tossed back into these boys car and there is where their bodies burned to a crisp. These boys took all the talent they had and threw it away; they wasted it what could have been. “The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.” A Bronx Tale is set in the city of the Bronx, New York during the sixties. The film follows a young Italian boy named Calogero growing up next to a mobster hangout. After witnessing a killing done by the gang, Calogero becomes a part of the crew. The head mobster named Sonny took Calogero under his wing and taught him to work for his money giving him little task to do around the bar. Sonny saw what Calogero had and knew he would do great things as he grew older. Sonny saw the talent in Calogero and gave him everything he needed to improve it, to make him a great person.
Calogero’s father, Lorenzo, was a city bus driver driving all around the city every day to support Calogero and his mother. Lorenzo always wanted Calogero to work for his money as well. He did not want Calogero to get mixed up in the mob thinking they were having him do things that would get him hurt. Throughout the entire film Lorenzo constantly reminds Calogero that, “The saddest thing in…...

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