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Bloodbrothers (1978 film)

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Bloodbrothers (1978 film)

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Directed by Robert Mulligan
Produced by Stephen J. Friedman
Written by Walter Newman
Starring Richard Gere
Paul Sorvino
Tony Lo Bianco
Marilu Henner
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Cinematography Robert L. Surtees
Editing by Sheldon Kahn
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) October 6, 1978 (1978-10-06)
Running time 116 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $4 million

Bloodbrothers is a 1978 coming-of-age film directed by Robert Mulligan. It stars Richard Gere, Paul Sorvino, Tony Lo Bianco and Marilu Henner and was based on the novel of the same title by Richard Price. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.


Set in a working class community, it tells the story of the De Coco family, a family of construction workers. Louis is the head of the family with three sons, but one, Stoney (Richard Gere) wants to be a teacher, not a hardhat. Then he accepts a job as a recreational assistant at a children's ward. Immediately, bitter divisions begin to surface.



The movie opened to positive reviews, and though it would be forgotten about in later years, it was liked for the ensemble cast. As one of the De Coco sons, Richard Gere was especially praised. The film also introduced Marilu Henner, who would later star on the TV show Taxi.

External links

  • Internet Movie Database
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