|Back in the Day – Trailer
Set in both the late 80’s and current day, “Back in the Day” is a gritty tale about Anthony Rodriguez (William DeMeo), a half Italian-half Puerto Rican teenagerÂ growing up on the streets of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, then a racist neighborhood filled with bullies, big shotsÂ and social clubs where all of the neighborhood shots were called. Anthony had to endureÂ an abusive, alcoholic father but was blessed withÂ a nurturing, hardworking mother whom he loses at a veryÂ early age. In spite of the odds, he struggles to uphold the morals his Mother taught him and retain his dignity. Anthony is taken under the wing of a local mob boss, Enzo DeVino (Michael Madsen),Â who along with his boss Gino (Alec Baldwin) supports Anthony’s wish toÂ escape his demons through the sport of boxing. Enzo unites Anthony with a trainer, Eddie â€œRocksâ€� Trevor (Danny Glover), who turns Anthony into a contender. As Anthony journeys into adulthood with the nearly impossible goal of achieving a successfulÂ professional boxing career, he manages to not only go pro, butÂ to fight his way to the MiddleweightÂ championship. Love and loss, humiliation and retaliation all play major roles in his journey, but when he finally makes it to the top he realizes that the real fight was outside the ring.
Directed by: Paul Borghese
Starring: William Demeo, Michael Madsen, Alec Baldwin, Annabella Sciorra, Mike Tyson, Shannen Doherty, Danny Glover