Low budget, coming-of-age story, The Lords of Flatbush, rumbled into theaters in May of 1974. The film will be celebrating its 40th anniversary next year.
The slice-of-life plot revolves around Chico’s attempt to woo a gal named Jane (Susan Blakely) and also follows Stanley and his girl, Frannie (Maria Smith) who are expecting a baby and arguing about marriage.
Interesting facts about The Lords of Flatbush: Richard Gere was originally cast in the film but had to drop out due to differences with Stallone. Sly Stallone wrote some dialog for the movie. Paul Mace (Wimpy) died in a road accident at age 33 in 1983.
Previously on Trailer Tuesday: ‘Oh, God!’ (1977)