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Bloodbrothers (1978)





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Bloodbrothers, a slice-of-life study of the emotional upheavals of the Italian-American De Coco family in the Bronx, wears its heart on its blue-collar, with Tony Lo Bianco as the macho hard-hat father and Paul Sorvino as the florid Italian uncle. Richard Gere is the softy son of Lo Bianco who doesn't want to continue the family tradition of working as a construction laborer. Instead, he'd rather work in a hospital ward and take care of sick children. And as beer bottles smash against the sidewalk, women throw themselves at the sweaty he-men, and fights break out around the block, Gere must decide whether he's mender of buildings or children.

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Paul Sorvino
as Chubby De Coco
Tony Lo Bianco
as Tommy De Coco
Richard Gere
as Stony De Coco
Floyd Levine
as Dr. Harris
Pamela Myers
as Mrs. Pitt
Damu King
as Chili Mac
Lila Teigh
as Jackie's Mother
Eddie Jones
as Blackie
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All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

This fantasy saga of a rant-and-roll working-class Bronx Italian family, although shot in New York, is riddled with Hollywood conventions.

December 12, 2017 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

A hard-hitting drama about one nineteen-year-old Bronx's youth coming of age.

January 24, 2004 | Full Review…

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