Synopsis by Mark Deming
William DeMeo, Frank Adonis and Burt Young star in this tough crime drama set in New York. Tony and Vinnie Donitello are two brothers who grew up in a rough section on Bensonhurst, Brooklyn where, as Tony puts it, "everybody wants to be an actor or a gangster." While acting is Tony's first choice, in a neighborhood where crime is everywhere, he finds the gangster life all but impossible to avoid and becomes connected with mob kingpin "Crazy Sal" Cortino. Tony and Vinnie soon find their association with Cortino lead them down a narrow road with little hope of escape.