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Year: 1973
UK: Blue Dolphin Films
Cast: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval, Amy Robinson, Richard Romanus, David Carradine, Robert Carradine, Cesare Danova, Victor Argo, George Memmoli, Lenny Scaletta, Jeannie Bell, Murray Moston, Harry Northup, Catherine Scorsese, Lois Walden
Director: Martin Scorsese
Country: USA
UK: 110 mins
UK Certificate: 18
UK Release Date: 21 January 2005 (Limited Re-release - London)


Legendary writer and director Martin Scorsese's (TAXI DRIVER, GOODFELLAS) brilliant, semi- autobiographical movie that vividly depicts growing up on the streets of Little Italy in the seventies, is set for a UK theatrical re-release with a new print.

MEAN STREETS stars twice Academy AwardŽ- winning Robert De Niro (RAGING BULL, THE GOD-FATHER PART II) in the film that propelled him to international stardom, alongside fellow film icon Harvey Keitel (BUGSY, RESERVOIR DOGS, PULP FICTION). De Niro plays Johnny Boy Civello; a crazy, reckless, dysfunctional, small-time hood who sinks into deep financial trouble. Keitel is likeable wise guy Charlie Kappa, Johnny's best friend, who also happens to be in a covert relationship with Johnny's epileptic sister Teresa.

Charlie tries everything in his power to save his buddy from the loan sharks and Johnny's biggest danger - himself. But Charlie also needs to make a choice between his family and his girl... A brutal yet realistic look at street-life in Little Italy, MEAN STREETS is arguably one of the most influential films of the 1970's, complemented by exceptional acting, a powerful storyline, sublime cinematography, a cracking script and an electric soundtrack.

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