A Bronx Tale

Factual error: It's supposed to be 1960 but the parking meters on the street where "C" lives are the new kind with the slits for coins rather than the slots. These parking meters did not exist until 1973.

Factual error: When Calogero is 9 at the beginning of the movie it is 1960, the lower baseball on his jacket says METS. The Mets where not a team until 1962.

Factual error: The red and black destination signs shown on the GM old-look busses during the 1960 scenes weren't used until the late-'70s. The early signs were simply black and white.

Factual error: When the detectives are first bringing Calogero out to the street after the shooting by Sonny, an electronic siren can be heard winding down and cutting off mid-tone. Only motor-driven sirens were available on emergency vehicles during this period, and when they were turned off, they simply wound down.

Factual error: Although the movie neighborhood is meant to be 187th Street and Belmont Avenue, a NYC bus (from the old Surface Transportation System) is shown running along that street, where none ever did. In at least one scene, the sign on the bus indicates it's the 12 bus, Fordham Road from Sedgwick Avenue to City Island. Fordham Road was three blocks north of 187th Street, and never had its own bus route.

Factual error: When Sonny walks C down the street and explains that he rid himself of someone for a small price, you see a one-way sign with a triangle edge. These are only used in California.

Factual error: A scene in front of Aqueduct Racetrack shows a fire hydrant with security caps that weren't invented until the mid '80s, approximately 17 years after the film is set.

Factual error: The traffic lights back then were dark brown decorative posts with only a red and green light, and they were firmly attached to the sidewalk. The ones in the movie came much later (but before 1993, obviously).

Continuity mistake: When Calogero is sitting on his stoop before Phil gives him free peaches, he has a ball in his hand. In the next shot the ball disappears.

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Calogero 'C' Anello: It was great to be Catholic and go to confession. You could start over every week.

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Question: How much did C loan to his friend and had to chase him for it?

Answer: $20; C gave up trying to collect after Sonny convinced him that it wasn't worth the effort since the "friend" wasn't really that close to C in the first place.


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