A young boxer has to fight his heart out – both in and out of the ring – in the powerful new drama BACK IN THE DAY. The film, which received a multi-city national theatrical release, will be available on Blu-ray and DVD from Virgil Films on June 28, 2016.
BACK IN THE DAY is a realistic tale of one determined young man pursuing his dream against all odds. Set in both the late ’80s and the current day, the film is a gritty tale about Anthony Rodriguez (played by the film’s writer, William DeMeo of Analyze That), a half Italian-half Puerto Rican teenager growing up on the streets of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn – a then very dangerous and racist neighborhood filled with bullies, big shots and social clubs where all of the neighborhood shots were called.
After his mother (Annabella Sciorra, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, The Sopranos) dies and his father (Manny Perez, El Cantante) is run out of town, Anthony, an aspiring boxer, is taken under the wing of a mob boss (Michael Madsen, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill) and a grizzled trainer (Danny Glover, Lethal Weapon, Dreamgirls).
When “Don of Dons” Gino Fratelli (Alec Baldwin, Glengarry Glen Ross, 30 Rock) and his crew conspire to ruin his career, Anthony, his friend Matty (Joe D’Onofrio, Daddy’s Little Girl) and his newly rekindled love (Shannen Doherty, Bukowski, Beverly Hills 90210) are in for their toughest fight yet. Can Anthony prove once and for all that no one can knock out his dreams?
This compelling, heartfelt drama in the tradition of Rocky and A Bronx Tale also features boxing great Mike Tyson. It was directed by actor-filmmaker Paul Borghese (Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn).
About Virgil Films – Virgil Films & Entertainment was founded in 2003 by Joe Amodei to acquire, market and distribute DVD, TV and Digital product in the theatrical feature film, documentaries, special interest and sports categories. The company has built partnerships with OWN, Sundance Channel Home Entertainment, National Geographic Cinema Ventures, Pure Flix Entertainment, MLB Productions, Morgan Spurlock’s Warrior Poets and other high-profile entertainment brands since their inception. Releases from Virgil Films & Entertainment include the Oscar-nominated documentary Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me; the award winning documentary
Miss Representation; the critically acclaimed, timeless, best-selling Forks Over Knives; and the Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo and its sequel Korengal. They have also released the compelling I Am Chris Farley, A Brony Tale, Legends of the Knight and others. Follow them on twitter: @virgilfilms | www.VirgilFilmsEnt.com.