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Stony Island (1978)

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Filmed on the gritty streets ofChicago's south side, Stony Island tells the story of Richie Bloom (Richie Davis), the only white kid on the block, as he forms an R&B band with his best friend, Kevin (Edward "Stoney" Robinson). With the help of their mentor, aging sax legend Percy (Gene "Daddy G" Barge),they pull together a funky supergroup, stealing practice time atnight in the local funeral home. Despite few resources and heavy losses this resilient group of dedicated musicians--armed only with wit, sleight of hand and outrageous Chicago bravado--must come together to finally make their smash debut. -- (C) Official Site

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Cast

Richard Davis
as Richie Bloom
George Englund
as Harold Tate
Gene Barge
as Percy Price
Ronnie Barron
as Ronnie Roosevelt
Nathan Davis
as Lewis Moss
Tom Mula
as Raymond Popitch
Carmi Simon
as Barry Cowan
Dennis Franz
as Jerry Domino
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Stony Island is an easy-going, cheerful city movie about a bunch of kids who start a rock band -- and since the city is Chicago, there's a familiar feel.

June 15, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Part of Stony's charm is its ambition. It's an emotional portrait of and commentary on the musician's lifestyle at the same time that it's a gritty musical which shifts moods cockily and assuredly.

April 28, 2018 | Full Review…

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