A Bronx Tale (1993)
Francis Capra: Calogero (Age 9)
Calogero 'C' Anello : [as C walks out of Sonny's funeral] Sonny and my father always said that when I get older I would understand. Well, I finally did. I learned something from these two men. I learned to give love and get love unconditionally. You just have to accept people for what they are, and I learned the greatest gift of all. The saddest thing in life is wasted talent, and the choices that you make will shape your life forever. But you can ask anybody from my neighborhood, and they'll just tell you this is just another Bronx tale.
Calogero 'C' Anello : Mommy! Mommy! Look what I got! Some peaches... for... free.
[he sees his parents about to confront him]
Lorenzo : [showing C the wad of cash] What's this?
Calogero 'C' Anello : What's what, Dad?
Lorenzo : Where'd you get this? Your mother found it behind your drawer.
Calogero 'C' Anello : It's my savings, Dad.
Lorenzo : 600 dollars you've been saving? What'd you do, become a brain surgeon overnight, son?
Rosina Anello : Tell your father where you got the money!
Calogero 'C' Anello : I worked for it.
Lorenzo : Doin' what?
Calogero 'C' Anello : Things.
Lorenzo : Things? Whadaya mean 'things'? What things?
Calogero 'C' Anello : Things. Y'know, things.
Lorenzo : Don't lie to me. Just tell the truth and I won't get upset.
Calogero 'C' Anello : Promise?
Lorenzo : I'm your father. Would I say it if I didn't mean it?
Calogero 'C' Anello : I worked the crap games and the guys gave me tips.
Rosina Anello : Crap games?
Lorenzo : Crap games? What crap games?
[C looks down]
Lorenzo : What crap games? What tips?
[still no answer]
Lorenzo : WHAT CRAP GAMES?
Calogero 'C' Anello : I thought you weren't gonna get upset, Dad.
Lorenzo : I lied! Now tell me everything!
Calogero 'C' Anello : I told you. I worked for Sonny and the guys gave me tips.
Lorenzo : I knew it!
Rosina Anello : Didn't we tell ya a thousand times not to go near that bar?
Calogero 'C' Anello : Sonny was right. The working man IS a sucker, dad. He's a sucker.
Lorenzo : He's wrong! It don't take much strength to pull a trigger, but try and get up every morning, day after day and work for a livin'! Let's see him try that! Then we'll see who's the REAL tough guy! The working man's the tough guy! Your father's the tough guy!
[a few blacks cross the road on bicycles]
Slick : What the fuck, man? What the fuck? These fuckin' spooks just came out of nowhere!
Calogero 'C' Anello : Why don't you just leave em alone?
Slick : What the fuck is it with you and these niggers lately?
Calogero 'C' Anello : They ain't bothering nobody.
Slick : They're FUCKIN' bothering me!
Calogero 'C' Anello : They ain't bothering me.