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 my heart pounding.

Biggest fight of my life...

Title shot.

Anthony Rodriguez is my name.

They call me lefty.


I wasn't suppose to be here.

People will doubt you

until you prove them wrong.

Too many haters out there,

who don't have the balls

to strive for their dreams.

So they sh*t on yours.

Now it comes down to 36

minutes in the ring, Max.

And all those thoughts

stirring through my head

don't mean a damn thing

until that bell rings.

This is one for the ages, folks!

Who would believe

Rodriguez would be

in the 10th round with Dawson?

I said right!

Yeah! Throw that hook!

Watch it!


A strong finish in the round

for Rodriguez.

Huh! Nothing, huh?

How does it feel to get your ass

kicked in front of world, huh?

In front of the world, baby!

Dawson just won't let up

with the taunting.

Hey! Don't let him

get into your head, man.

That's his game.

Tonight is your night.

That f***ing belt

belongs to you. All right?

Brooklyn! Brooklyn!

He's from the neighborhood.

He's a Brooklyn boy.

Now you go on there and you go get him!

Get him!

Round 11, folks,

and it doesn't get

any better than this

here at Caesars Palace,

Atlantic city.

...Each your corner.

Rodriguez is down

for the third time,

and, folks, this might be it.

- Three...

- Come on, get up!


Five, six...

- Seven...

- Get up! Come on!

Are you kidding me!

Don't let him take your heart!

You kidding me?

You want another beating?

He's back on his feet.

Unbelievable heart

from Rodriguez.

Are y'all seeing this?

Let's go!

Now get that air

in your lungs and let's go!

Dawson's looking to close

this round out strong!

There you go! There you go!

Stop, break. Let's go.

Lay the f*** down,

you dumb Guinea-rican!

Do yourself

a f***ing favor, man.

Lay down, motherf***er.



Oh, what an upper cut

from Rodriguez!

Well, folks, you'll get your

money's worth on this one.

A true middleweight classic.

Come on, now.

Breathe, breathe.

All right, pretty boy?

Three minutes left.

It's the final three minutes.

All right?

It's all up to you, Anthony.

You need a knockout.

It's your time to make history.

This is your last chance

you'll ever be here again.

Everything you've been

through in your life

comes down to these

final three minutes.

So you give it everything

you have left in your body

and shut that a**hole up!


All right?

You hear me?

You hear me?

Now you get out there.

You're my champ!

- Go ahead.

All right, here we go

for the twelfth and final round!

Dawson's got Rodriguez

in the corner.

Oh, some great body shots

by Rodriguez!

A hard right!

Wow, he's got him!

Show him who the champ is!

There you go!


Dawson's down for the

first time in his career!

Oh, my god! He's done it!

Anthony Rodriguez is the new

middleweight champion of the world!

Goodbye, Reggie Dawson.

Hello, Anthony Rodriguez!

In a stunning upset,

Anthony "lefty" Rodriguez became

the middleweight champion

of the world last night,

beating undisputed champion,

Reggie Dawson,

in a twelfth round knockout

that stunned the boxing world.

Some words from Reggie Dawson.

Yo, man, are you kidding me?

Are you people everywhere?

Yo, let tell you

something right now.

Anthony Rodriguez

is one lucky mother...

I want to tell him right now,

matter of fact,

I want to tell all of y'all.

I want a rematch. That sh*t

ain't gonna happen again.

Get out of my face, it's over.


Yeah, I know.

Don't worry about it.

If I say I'm gonna be someplace,

then I'm gonna be there.

Hey, I can't believe it.

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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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