2021 Movie Draft- Round 11 Pick 3- Hanspostcard selects- crime movie- A Bronx Tale 
First off I’d like to thank all the participants in this project- over the past six months. Its hard to believe its coming to an end- seems like we just started this up- and that was back in early January. In reading the reviews I have been introduced to a lot of movies I have been unaware of- and many of them are now on my ‘must see list.’ I will get out within a week a post- containing all 12 rounds of the draft- and who picked what film. Thanks again to all our movie critics! I hope you enjoyed this.
I love gangster films- and while there are certainly movies in the crime/gangster genre which are more famous than A Bronx Tale- the reason I have selects A Bronx Tale is because it stands out to me as being a different kind of gangster film.
A Bronx Tale is a coming of age story which was adapted from Chazz Palminteri’s play which was largely based on his childhood. Palminteri in the movie plays the local mob boss and Robert De Niro in a role reversal for him at the time plays the young man’s father. De Niro also directs the movie- his directorial debut.
The two men- Lorenzo [ Calagero’s father played by De Niro] are in a fight over Calagero’s soul. Lorenzo sees what is happening with Calagero and Sonny [ the mob boss played by Palminteri ] and is doing his best to stop it. The movie is set in the 1960’s- and deals with the racial tensions of the time when Calagero gets involved with an African-American girl named Jane. What makes this movie different to me as far as mob movies go is- Sonny while certainly a tough guy – he is the mob leader is different from the normal image you have of a mob boss. I will leave it at that- It is a movie I would highly recommend- a very underrated movie.