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Brooklyn's Greatest DVD


Set in both the late 80's and the modern era, BACK IN THE DAY is a gritty tale about Anthony Rodriguez, a half Italian - half Puerto Rican young man growing up on the streets of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn-- at the time a very dangerous and racist neighborhood filled with bullies and ballers lining the social clubs where all of the local 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. As he journeys into adulthood with the nearly impossible goal of achieving a professional boxing career, Anthony manages to not only go pro, but literally fight his way to the top and become a world champion middleweight boxer. But the loss of love, the pain of humiliation, and the fear of retaliation and revenge play roles in his triumphant journey to the top.

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Drama directed by Paul Borghese and starring William DeMeo, Alec Baldwin and Michael Madsen. Growing up in an Italian neighbourhood of Brooklyn, Anthony Rodriguez (DeMeo) is discriminated against because of his Puerto Rican heritage on his father's side of the family. To make matters worse his father is an abusive alcoholic and Anthony goes through a rough childhood. But when, as a young man, he beats up a paedophile he is taken under the wing of local mob boss Enzo (Madsen) who sees a wealth of boxing talent in Anthony. Anthony goes through intense training to become a boxing superstar and escape from his troubled upbringing.

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