A film by Martin Scorsese with actors like Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel and David Proval. Scorsese uses a great selection of popular music in Mean Streets and that has become a trademark of his.
Mean Streets is a great and pretty realistic film. It was Martin Scorsese’s first ever collaboration with Robert DeNiro. Their very successful partnership has produced some of the best movies ever made: Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Casino…
The future is set for Tony and Michael - owning a neighbour- hood bar and making deals in the mean streets of New York city’s Little Italy. For Charlie, the future is less clearly defined. A small-time hood, he works for his uncle, making collections and reclaiming bad debts. He’s probably too nice to succeed. In love with a woman his uncle disapproves of (because of her epilepsy) and a friend of her cousin, Johnny Boy, a near psychotic whose trouble-making threatens them all - he can’t reconcile opposing values. A failed attempt to escape (to Brooklyn) moves them all a step closer to a bitter, almost preordained future.