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In this drama, David Rosen (Lee Strasberg) and his wife Becky (Ruth Gordon) have lived in the same Coney Island neighborhood for nearly all their married life. But the area is not what it used to be, and a gang leader named Strut (Kim Delgado) has decided to make Coney Island his new turf. Strut begins shaking down the merchants in the area, demanding payment for "protection" and using violence to deal with anyone who gets in his way. David refuses to give Strut protection money for the restaurant he owns, and as a result his diner is soon firebombed, while many of his neighbors are attacked and his synagogue is desecrated. When Becky dies, David decides that he can stand no more, and he plots his revenge against Strut and his underlings. Director Stephen F. Verona manages to combine a Stephen F. Verona-style revenge scenario with a mood piece that generates a very real nostalgia for what Coney Island once was -- and still is for many of the characters in this story. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Ruth Gordon
as Becky Rosen
Lee Strasberg
as David Rosen
Janet Leigh
as Florence
Joe Silver
as Leo
Eli Mintz
as Mr. Friedman
Eddie Barth
as Eli
Kim Delgado
as Strut
Merwin Goldsmith
as Charlie
Michael Ayr
as Peter
Forbesy Russell
as Marilyn

Crew

Leigh Chapman
Screenwriter
Thom Noble
Editor
Glenda Ganis
Production Designer
Robert F. Colesberry
Production Supervisor
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