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American Boy: A Profile of: Steven Prince (1978)

American Boy: A Profile of: Steven Prince

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Martin Scorsese's American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince is both a documentary and a tragicomedy, in which the personal experiences of one twentysomething Jewish gay man are rendered universal. Surrounded by friends in a cozy living room, the sensitive and humorous Prince (Taxi Driver's gun salesman, Handy Andy) recounts his personal history, from his run-in with a gorilla, to his relationship with his parents, his childhood bagel delivery business, his coming out, his addiction to drugs, his … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary , Special Interest
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Written By: Julia Cameron , Mardik Martin
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Critic Reviews for American Boy: A Profile of: Steven Prince

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There is a party atmosphere to the telling of these stories, as Mr. Prince holds forth in a smoke-filled room with a group of friends, Mr. Scorsese among them. But the film maker's conviviality takes on an element of regret.

Full Review… | September 13, 2007
New York Times
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It's not just in the hot tub that Scorsese wishes to separate himself from this guy.

Full Review… | September 13, 2007
Village Voice
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It looks suspiciously like another demonstration of his awe of violence that makes some of Taxi Driver look immature.

Full Review… | September 13, 2007
Time Out
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American Boy is certainly valuable as a glimpse into the life of the director, but it's also perfectly entertaining in and of itself.

Full Review… | September 13, 2007
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Audience Reviews for American Boy: A Profile of: Steven Prince

½

An entertaining and exciting documentary of the dangerous pass of Steven Prince, friend of Scorsese, ex-manager of Neil Diamond and ex-addict. American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince, is a rare piece of art, a cult work, that bring a little know character, but that inspire a lot of others filmmakers with him storys of his shocking life. Fresh.

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Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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½

A peculiar documentary featuring Steven Prince telling Martin Scorsese his often hilarious experiences, a series of stumbles with drugs and law.
Recollections that include a Marihuana-Gorilla bit, Jack the Cop, a drug bust; the revival of a woman after an overdose, which was later taken by Quentin Tarantino for 'Pulp Fiction'; and another bit that was taken by Richard Linklater for 'Waking Life'
Guaranteed entertainment.

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pier007
Pierluigi Puccini

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Scorsese films ex-addict-adventurer Steven Prince telling stories to his friends; Prince gets laughs, and hides how he is shaken up and amazed he survived...for what? for whatever comes next is the best answer he has

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Adam Mahler

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