The making of Lords of Flatbush

By Webmaster on August 19, 2008 / 1 min read

Thirty-five years ago this summer marks the production of The Lords of Flatbush.

In his new book, The Making of The Lords of Flatbush, writer/producer/director Stephen Verona chronicles the mini-classic film from inspiration to perspiration to final reward. The book reveals how everyone involved went on to become legends in their fields: from Sylvester Stallone who went on to become Rocky to Henry Winkler who became the Fonz.

This film started a cultural revolution with the TV shows that it inspired. Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley and Welcome Back Kotter all found their inspiration in Flatbush. For dollar invested to dollar returned, The Lords of Flatbush was one of the biggest money-making films of all time. Get the story behind one of Sly’s earliest, and greatest movies.

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  • Annie McCuneJune 11, 2015

    This is a film where all of us who lived and played and grew up in the era of the film and how true of the time it is....All the places they went to hung out in been there lived that so real I have followed him Sly Stallone since then What a remarkable man he is Keep up the good work ....Grew up in Brooklyn

  • SilviaJanuary 2, 2014

    I read this book, really interesting!

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