Back in the Day

Synopsis: Set in both the late 80's and current day, "Back in the Day" is a gritty tale about Anthony Rodriguez (William DeMeo), a half Italian - half Puerto Rican young teenager growing up on the streets of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn; a then very dangerous and racist neighborhood filled with bullies, big shots and social clubs where all of the neighborhood shots were called. Anthony had to endure an abusive, unemployed, alcoholic father but was blessed with a nurturing, hard-working mother who he loses at a very early age and is devastated by it. In spite of his bitterness, he struggles to uphold the morals his Mother taught him and retain his dignity in spite of being up against all odds. He is taken under the wing of a local mob boss, Enzo DeVino (Michael Madsen), who supports Anthony's wishes to escape his demons through the sport of boxing. Enzo connects Anthony with a trainer (Danny Glover), who means business, and turns Anthony into a contender although his troubled life and friends, who seem
Genre: Drama, Sport
Director(s): Paul Borghese
Production: The Movie Group
121 min

That's Anthony Rodriguez.

- I know him.

- You know him?

Yeah, we're good friends.

Hey, Anthony!

What, you don't remember me?

Come on. Sal?

Sallie from the neighborhood.

I go to all your fights.

Yeah, yeah, that's right.

How you doing?

I'm doing great.

I am doing great, Anthony!

Not as good you, though.

I mean, come on, man, that's some

set of wheels you got there.

And that fight last night...

Way to go. I'm so glad

you kicked Dawson's ass.

Thank you.

Listen, I gotta meet

somebody inside.

Okay, sure. But, hey,

before you go,

you think maybe give a little

shout out in my cellphone here

for my wife, you know.

She's a big fan too,

and I'll impress her if I bring it

home with me and all, you know?

- Okay, all right.

- I'll tell you when.

What's your name, again?

Sal! Sallie,

from the neighborhood.

- Come on, you know!

- Yeah, yeah, that's right.

You know.

All right, you're ready

and... go.

Hey, Sallie!

This is your boy,

Anthony Rodriguez.

You the man, Sal!

You the man!


Good? That was great!

Thanks a lot, Anthony.

I appreciate it.

Enjoy your lunch, champ,

all right?

Thank you.

I told you we were close.

Like that.

Hey, Dino.

Hey, Anthony, how you doing?

- Good, how are you?

- Congratulations.

- Great fight. Amazing.

- Thank you.

Larry's been waiting

here for you.

- Okay.

- Let me take your coat.

Thank you.

Let me know if you need

anything. All right.


Anthony "lefty" Rodriguez!

Forevermore known as champ.

How are you, Larry?

Finally got you

in a one-on-one sit-down.

Why did you pick this place?

The food.

It's really good here.

Most fighters, they want fans

to know who they really are,

where they come from,

what they're made of.

And reporters want

to know that too.

They want to connect the dots.

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William DeMeo

William DeMeo (born July 20, 1971) is an American actor, producer, director and writer. DeMeo is best known for his acting roles in Analyze That, First Kill and The Sopranos. He also played the role of Sammy Gravano in the 2018 film Gotti. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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