- 1 hr 56 min
Bloodbrothers is a drama film that was released in 1978. It follows the life of a boy named Stony De Coco (played by Richard Gere) and his struggles as he grows up in a poor Italian-American family in New York City. Stony's father, Rocco (played by Paul Sorvino), is a hardworking man who works at a construction site. Despite his father's hard work, the family still struggles to make ends meet. Stony also has a younger brother named Albert (played by Michael Hershewe), who is mentally disabled.
The movie begins with Stony as a teenager, struggling to fit in with his peers and dealing with his home life. He is infatuated with his beautiful and popular classmate, Ginny (played by Marilu Henner), but is too shy to approach her. Meanwhile, his younger brother Albert is bullied by the other kids and Stony often has to defend him.
As Stony gets older, he becomes more involved in his father's world. Rocco is a member of a local gang, and Stony begins to hang out with them as well. This leads to trouble with the law, and Stony is arrested and sent to prison.
While in prison, Stony meets a man named Joey (played by Tony Lo Bianco), who becomes a father figure to him. Joey teaches Stony about the importance of loyalty and family, and helps him find a job when he gets out of prison.
When Stony returns home, he is a changed man. He no longer hangs out with the gang and is determined to make a better life for himself and his family. He begins a relationship with Ginny, who is impressed by his determination.
However, Stony's past comes back to haunt him when his father is unexpectedly killed in a construction accident. Stony is devastated and must navigate his grief while also facing pressure from the gang to take over his father's position.
Bloodbrothers is a powerful story about family, loyalty, and class struggle. The performances by the cast, particularly Paul Sorvino and Richard Gere, are outstanding. The film depicts the harsh reality of life for many working-class families in America during the 1970s, and explores the difficult choices that people must make in order to survive.
Overall, Bloodbrothers is a moving and thought-provoking film that is sure to stay with viewers long after the credits roll.
Bloodbrothers is a 1978 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 56 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8 and a MetaScore of 49.