A Bronx Tale (1993) Poster


Lillo Brancato: Calogero (Age 17)



  • Sonny : Alright, listen to me. You pull up right where she lives, right? Before you get outta the car, you lock both doors. Then, get outta the car, you walk over to her. You bring her over to the car. Dig out the key, put it in the lock and open the door for her. Then you let her get in. Then you close the door. Then you walk around the back of the car and look through the rear window. If she doesn't reach over and lift up that button so that you can get in: dump her.

    Calogero 'C' Anello : Just like that?

    Sonny : Listen to me, kid. If she doesn't reach over and lift up that button so that you can get in, that means she's a selfish broad and all you're seeing is the tip of the iceberg. You dump her and you dump her fast.

  • [after Sonny just allows unwanted bikers to drink in his bar] 

    Satan's Messengers : You got some brews down here. Nice cold ones. Get us some nice cold brews, come on. Two over here, huh? One more here, one more.

    [Sonny takes Calogero outside and talks to him] 

    Satan's Messengers : Alright, brothers. If I may. A toast to our host.

    [They all salute] 

    Satan's Messengers : [as they shake their drinks and spray them all over the bar]  In the name of the father, the son and the holy ghost!

    [Sonny gets angered by this and confronts them again] 

    Tony Toupee : Look at all the shit all over me.

    [the bikers curse at him] 

    Sonny : Hey!

    Satan's Messengers : Oh, you again.

    Sonny : That wasn't very nice. Now youse gotta leave.

    Satan's Messengers : I'll tell you when the fuck we leave alright. Get the fuck away from me.

    Satan's Messengers : [the bikers laugh at Sonny as he walks to the door]  Go watch the bikes eh!

    [Sonny locks the front door. All the bikers look and curse at him] 

    Sonny : Now youse can't leave.

    Calogero 'C' Anello : [narrating]  "I will never forget the look on their faces. All eight of them. Their faces dropped. All their courage and strength was drained right from their bodies. They had reputation for breaking up bars, but they knew that instant, they'd made a fatal mistake. This time they walked into the wrong bar."

    [a fight ensues between the bikers and Sonny's gang] 

  • Calogero 'C' Anello : It was great to be Catholic and go to confession. You could start over every week.

  • Calogero 'C' Anello : Sonny had five fingers, but he only used three.

  • Calogero 'C' Anello : It was 1960 and doo-wop was the sound on the street.

  • [Anello family eats steak once a week] 

    Calogero 'C' Anello : I'm not in the mood for steak.

  • Calogero 'C' Anello : He owes me 20 dollars. It's been two weeks now, and every time he sees me he keeps dodging me. He's becoming a real pain in the ass. Should I crack him one, or what?

    Sonny : Sometimes hurting somebody ain't the answer. First of all, is he a good friend of yours?

    Calogero 'C' Anello : No, I don't even like him.

    Sonny : You don't even like him. There's your answer right there. Look at it this way: It costs you 20 dollars to get rid of him... He's out of your life for 20 dollars. You got off cheap. Forget him.

  • Calogero 'C' Anello : They say you didn't walk with JoJo, you walked among him.

  • Detective Belsik : [walks into the Lorenzos']  I'm Detective Belsik.

    [points to Vella] 

    Detective Belsik : This is my partner Detective Vella.

    Detective Belsik : [to Calogero]  Hello, son.

    [to Mrs. Anello] 

    Detective Belsik : How ya doin' ma'am?

    Detective Belsik : [turns to Lorenzo]  We'd like to ask your son a few question.

    Lorenzo : About what?

    Detective Belsik : There was a shooting in front of the building a little while ago and we believe your son was there.

    Lorenzo : Really? Well, he don't know nothin' about that.

    Detective Belsik : Well, we feel he DOES. There were people who saw him.

    Lorenzo : Well, they're WRONG. He don't know nothin'.

    Detective Belsik : Listen, Mr. Anello, we could do things the nice way or we could do things the hard way. Alright? We could go down to headquarters...

    Lorenzo : I don't care what way you do it! He don't know nothin'!

    Calogero 'C' Anello : Daddy, I know everything.

    Lorenzo : Kids, ya know, sometimes they make believe they see things.

    Detective Vella : We didn't pick your name out of a hat. We know your son was down there. So, come on, let's go.

    Detective Belsik : [to Calogero]  Son, listen. Here's what I'd like you to do for us. I'd like you to take a walk downstairs with us. And your father. We have some people down there. All I want you to do is pick out the person you saw with the gun in his hand. *That's* *it*. Do you think you could do that for us?

    Calogero 'C' Anello : [thinks about it, looks at his father]  Yeah.

  • Sonny : You like this girl?

    Calogero 'C' Anello : I do, but I don't want to hear all the guys. I don't want to hear all their mouths...

    Sonny : F those kids. Half of them are going to end up dead or in jail anyway. Nobody cares.

  • Calogero 'C' Anello : I was getting two educations: One from the street and one from school. That way I'd be twice as smart as everybody.

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