Spike of Bensonhurst

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Spike of Bensonhurst ★★ ½ 1988 (R)

A Brooklyn street kid dreams of becoming a championship boxer. He tries to gain the mob's help by courting the local Don's daughter. Hip-but-stereotyped Morrissey effort is helped by great cast. 101m/C VHS . Sasha Mitchell, Ernest Borgnine, Maria Pitillo, Talisa Soto, Sylvia Miles, Anne DeSalvo, Geraldine Smith, Rick Aviles, Antonia Rey; D: Paul Morrissey; W: Paul Morrissey, Alan Bowne; C: Steven Fierberg; M: Coati Mundi.