The Lords of Flatbush (1974)


“Listen to me. Listen to me, Daddy-O. See that girl that just walked out of there. If you ever show her a $1600 ring again, you know what’s going to be written on your tombstone? Do you know what’s going to be written on your tombstone? “I was dumb enough to show Frannie Malincanico a $1600 ring.” You know what I mean? Do you?” – Stanley

Number of Times Seen – 1 (5 Nov 2018)

Brief Synopsis – A gang of high school kids try to live their lives as they see fit despite the fact that those around them see the world differently.

My Take on it – This is a film that I knew nothing about before watching it besides the fact that it was Sylvester Stallone’s lead actor debut before he was known in Hollywood for his Rocky persona.

This was such a terrible film because it’s extremely boring throughout.

Nothing of interest happens throughout the 90 minute run time and I just wanted it to end as son as possible.

The characters are annoying to watch the entire time which makes the viewer care even less about what will eventually happen to them.

It was nice seeing Henry Winkler in a pre-Fonzi role even if he basically plays a mild version of Arthur Fonzerelli throughout

Many parts of this story and ideas were somewhat copied and reused in Grease (1978) a few years later and thankfully the musical aspects shown there help make things so much more interesting and enjoyable to watch than what they do here because it truly is horrendously done.

Bottom Line – Terrible film that was so boring to watch. Stallone’s debut as a lead actor is atrocious and nothing of interest happens throughout. The characters are quite annoying to watch and it’s very difficult to care abut any of them. Nice seeing Winkler in a pre-Fonzi role even if it’s still quite similar.  Parts of this story were done much better in Grease (1978) just a few years later where the musical aspects made things much more interesting to watch because the way it is done here is absolutely horrendous.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Henry Winkler stated that when he was creating the character of the Fonz in Happy Days (1974), he based his performance on Sylvester Stallone‘s portrayal of Stanley. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (1/10)

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