A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
Martin Scorsese, E. Lee Perry, Jonathan T. Taplin
Harvey Keitel, Robert Carradine, George Memmoli, Robert De Niro, David Proval, Amy Robinson, Richard Romanus, Cesare Danova, Victor Argo, Lenny Scaletta, Jean Bell, Murray Moston, David Carradine, Harry Northup, D'Mitch Davis
Mardik Martin, Martin Scorsese
Kent L. Wakeford
In a series of character-led incidents set against the background of New York City's Little Italy, we follow the life of Charlie, a small-time member of the wiseguy community who collects protection money. His friends Tony and Michael are part of the community, but his other friend Johnny Boy is unreliable and therefore must be shunned. Charlie's secret girlfriend Teresa has epilepsy, and so must also be shunned. When Charlie's uncle Giovanni offers him a restaurant - the first step up the ladder - Charlie is forced to choose between his desire for power, his love for Teresa and his duty to protect his friend Johnny Boy.