History Film / ABronxTale

11th Apr '17 9:52:03 PM Anorgil
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* PrisonsAreGymnasiums: Sonny mentions that lifting weights is one of very few things you can do when you're in the joint.
30th Mar '17 12:16:56 PM kquinn0830
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* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler:C's friends were so stupid with the Molotovs that they deserved to die for that alone, aside from all their other racist Jerk Assery]].

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* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler:C's friends were so stupid with the Molotovs that they deserved to die for that alone, aside from all their other racist Jerk Assery]].Assery. Notably, Mario decides to ''roll'' a cocktail through the club door instead of throwing it so it will explode on impact. The gives one of the men inside the chance to pick it up and toss it back at the punks' car]].
30th Mar '17 9:54:11 AM kquinn0830
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* EvilParentsWantGoodKids: C isn't actually Sonny's son but Sonny treats him like one and makes it clear that he does not want C to become involved in mob life.
26th Mar '17 2:19:58 PM kquinn0830
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* FreezeFrameBonus: If you watch the scene where C witnesses Sonny killing a man closely, [[spoiler:you can see that the guy who gets hit with the bat is Creator/JoePesci.]]
25th Mar '17 6:49:30 PM kquinn0830
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* SomeOfMyBestFriendsAre: Lorenzo tells C he isn't prejudiced, noting how he gets along great with the black people who ride his bus. C calls b.s. on that since the fact Lorenzo is uncomfortable with mixed marriage proves he has some prejudice.

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* SomeOfMyBestFriendsAre: SomeOfMyBestFriendsAreX: Lorenzo tells C he isn't prejudiced, noting how he gets along great with the black people who ride his bus. C calls b.s. on that since the fact Lorenzo is uncomfortable with mixed marriage proves he has some prejudice.
10th Jan '17 8:05:46 PM kquinn0830
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* SomeOfMyBestFriendsAre: Lorenzo tells C he isn't prejudiced, noting how he gets along great with the black people who ride his bus. C calls b.s. on that since the fact Lorenzo is uncomfortable with mixed marriage proves he has some prejudice.
10th Jan '17 7:12:29 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: 1960s attitudes regarding race are a major factor in the movie's conflict.
6th Jan '17 4:10:55 PM kquinn0830
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* BrokenPedestal[=/=]RebuiltPedestal: C loses some of his respect for his father as a teen due to the fact he insists on keeping his honest living even though the family isn't as well off as others in the neighborhood. He then stops hero-worshipping Sonny after [[spoiler:the latter accuses C of being part of a plot to assassinate him and he realizes his father was right about Sonny not being able to trust anyone.]] By the end of the film, he regains his respect for Sonny [[spoiler:after he saves C's life]] and he makes up with his father after realizing how dangerous Sonny's life is and [[spoiler:witnessing Lorenzo pray for Sonny's soul at his wake]]
6th Jan '17 3:54:35 PM kquinn0830
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* AntiVillain: Sonny, of course.

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* AntiVillain: Sonny, of course. He's a pretty nice guy as long as you don't do anything to anger him or hurt the people in the neighborhood and stresses to C that he only does what he does because he has to. He's even shown to be pretty progressive in regards to race, encouraging C to pursue a relationship with Jane despite what the rest of the neighborhood feels about black people.



* DoNotCallMePaul: Calogero gets the nickname "C" from Sonny and ends up being called that by everyone, except his father, who will not do it. And Jane, who likes "Calogero" better.

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* DoNotCallMePaul: Calogero gets the nickname "C" from Sonny and ends up being called that by everyone, except his father, who will not do it. And Jane, who likes "Calogero" better. [[spoiler:When he and his father reconcile at Sonny's wake, his father finally calls him C.]]



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Count the number of times you hear C explain, "They called him [X] because..."

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Count the number of times you hear C explain, "They called him [X] because..."" Calogero himself eventually becomes known as "C" by everyone except for his father.
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