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Back in the Day (2016)

Unrated | | Drama, Sport | 20 May 2016 (USA)
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A young boxer is taken under the wing of a mob boss after his Mother dies and his Father is run out of town for being an abusive alcoholic.

Director:

Paul Borghese

Writer:

William DeMeo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William DeMeo ... Anthony
Michael Madsen ... Enzo
Alec Baldwin ... Gino Fratelli
Annabella Sciorra ... Mary
Manny Perez ... Jose
Joseph D'Onofrio ... Matty (as Joe D'Onofrio)
Ronnie Marmo ... Dominick
Cristian DeMeo ... Young Anthony
Larry Merchant ... Himself
Mike Tyson ... Himself
Lillo Brancato ... Nicky (as Lillo Brancato Jr.)
Louis Lombardi ... Jerry Velvontie
Shannen Doherty ... Maria
Danny Glover ... Eddie 'Rocks' Travor
Aaron Joshua ... Reggie Dawson
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Set in both the late 80's and current day, "Back in the Day" is a gritty tale about Anthony Rodriguez (William DeMeo), a half Italian - half Puerto Rican young teenager growing up on the streets of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn; a then very dangerous and racist neighborhood filled with bullies, big shots and social clubs where all of the neighborhood shots were called. Anthony had to endure an abusive, unemployed, alcoholic father but was blessed with a nurturing, hard-working mother who he loses at a very early age and is devastated by it. In spite of his bitterness, he struggles to uphold the morals his Mother taught him and retain his dignity in spite of being up against all odds. He is taken under the wing of a local mob boss, Enzo DeVino (Michael Madsen), who supports Anthony's wishes to escape his demons through the sport of boxing. Enzo connects Anthony with a trainer (Danny Glover), who means business, and turns Anthony into a contender although his troubled life and friends, who seem... Written by Paul Borghese

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When things that don't seem to matter anymore, mattered See more »

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Drama | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Knockout See more »

Filming Locations:

Tappan, New York, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Lillo Brancato and Joseph D'Onofrio previously appeared in A Bronx Tale (1993). See more »

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The movie has flaws, but also has a strong story.
28 May 2016 | by PWNYCNYSee all my reviews

The movie contains a lot of cheesy, stagy acting. The story is choppy and there is excessive use of flashbacks. The movie has an almost amateurish quality to it, as if it was filmed in one take and then quickly edited and put together into one reel. Nevertheless, the movie tells a good story, about a young man struggling to be a success in the mean world populated by a lot of shady people. The movie succeeds in making the audience care about what happens to him. To be a winner he has to overcome numerous obstacles. Of course, the premise is contrived, but that aside, it still succeeds as a story. One leaves the theatre feeling good about the young man and about all he has to go through to achieve redemption. That the story is set in Brooklyn, New York gives it a gritty quality which further strengthens the movie. Although this movie has its flaws, it also has its strong points, and is worth watching.


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