The Lords of Flatbush

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The Lords of Flatbush
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DVD cover
Directed byMartin Davidson
Stephen Verona
Produced byStephen F. Verona
Written byMartin Davidson
Gayle Gleckler
Sylvester Stallone
Stephen Verona
StarringPerry King
Sylvester Stallone
Henry Winkler
Paul Mace
Music byJoe Brooks
Paul Jabara
Joseph Nicholas
CinematographyEdward Lachman
Joseph Mangine
Editing byMuffie Meyer
Stan Siegel
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release datesMay 1, 1974
Running time86 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
 
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The Lords of Flatbush
The-Lords-of-Flatbush.jpg
DVD cover
Directed byMartin Davidson
Stephen Verona
Produced byStephen F. Verona
Written byMartin Davidson
Gayle Gleckler
Sylvester Stallone
Stephen Verona
StarringPerry King
Sylvester Stallone
Henry Winkler
Paul Mace
Music byJoe Brooks
Paul Jabara
Joseph Nicholas
CinematographyEdward Lachman
Joseph Mangine
Editing byMuffie Meyer
Stan Siegel
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release datesMay 1, 1974
Running time86 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

The Lords of Flatbush is a 1974 American drama film about street teenagers in leather jackets from the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.

Directed by Martin Davidson and Stephen Verona, The Lords of Flatbush is a low-budget film starring Perry King, Henry Winkler and Sylvester Stallone. Stallone was also credited with writing additional dialogue.

A portion of this film was shot in Stamford, Connecticut. The wedding scenes were filmed in an area of town called Cove on Dale Street. Some school scenes were shot at Abraham Lincoln High School in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. The opening exterior scenes were shot at Samuel J. Tilden High School, the only school used in the film which is actually located in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn.[1]

Richard Gere was originally cast in this movie but, after coming to blows with Sylvester Stallone, was let go by the director.[2]

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Set in 1958, the coming-of-age story follows four Brooklyn teenagers known as The Lords of Flatbush. The Lords chase girls, steal cars, play pool and hang out at a local malt shop. The film focuses on Chico (Perry King) attempting to win over Jane (Susan Blakely), a girl who wants little to do with him, and Stanley (Sylvester Stallone), who impregnates his girlfriend, Frannie (Maria Smith), who wants him to marry her.

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