Spike of Bensonhurst

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"One kid's fight for the respect of the neighborhood."
  • R
  • 1988
  • 5.9  (467)

In the 1988 comedy-drama film, Spike of Bensonhurst, Sasha Mitchell stars as Vinnie, a young man from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, who dreams of becoming a Mobster. Despite his lack of experience and connections, Vinnie is determined to make a name for himself in the dangerous world of organized crime. Ernest Borgnine plays Baldo Cacetti, a local mob boss who takes Vinnie under his wing and teaches him the ropes of the criminal underworld. Baldo sees potential in Vinnie and believes that he has what it takes to become a successful mobster.

However, things don't go as smoothly as planned. Vinnie's ambition and desire for respect often get in the way of his judgment, causing him to make hasty decisions that put both him and Baldo in danger. Moreover, Vinnie's love life is also in flux. The girl he loves, a local waitress named Ursula (Anne De Salvo), does not share his ambitions or his love for the mob.

As Vinnie faces obstacles, he must navigate the dark underbelly of Bensonhurst, forming alliances and breaking allegiances as he seeks to make a name for himself. With the guidance of Baldo and the support of his friends, Vinnie learns valuable lessons about loyalty, respect, and the true cost of ambition.

Overall, Spike of Bensonhurst is a captivating coming-of-age tale that delves into the complexities of Italian-American culture, the allure of the mob, and the struggles of young men trying to find their place in the world. With a cast of talented actors, the film offers a poignant, funny, and often poignant view of life in Bensonhurst in the late 1980s.

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    5.9  (467)