Back in the Day

2016 NR 2h 1m DVD

Back in the Day

2016 NR 2h 1m DVD
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Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, was a tough place in the 1980s, especially for Anthony Rodriguez, an aspiring boxer of Italian and Puerto Rican descent. Yet against all odds, and with some help from powerful friends, Rodriguez, fights his way to the top.
Michael Madsen, Shannen Doherty, William DeMeo, Alec Baldwin, Mike Tyson, Annabella Sciorra, Danny Glover
Paul Borghese
Widescreen 1.78:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Back in the Day is a boxing drama with extremely strong language, including "f--k," "s--t," and slurs like the "N" word and "f----t." And in addition to plenty of bloody boxing violence, there are scenes of street fighting, beatings with baseball bats, and shooting/killing, with bloody wounds shown. A father punches his son in the face, a woman is abused (off screen) by her boyfriend, and a woman is struck and killed (off screen) by a car. There's kissing and some nudity (breasts and bottom), and the main character in shown in bed with two women. An older man tries to "come on" to a teen boy by giving him a shoulder massage. A secondary character is an alcoholic, and characters frequently drink and smoke in clubs and bars.

Sexual Content

Main character shown in bed with two women. One has a naked bottom, and the other's breasts are bare. Lead characters kiss; sex is presumed. An older man flirts with a teen boy and tries to give him a shoulder massage. One character talks about how he likes to sleep around. Bikini-clad young women at a party. Innuendo.


Boxing violence, with punching and bloody cuts. Bar and street fights, with injuries. Shooting and killing, with blood spurts/stains. A father punches his teen son in the face. A woman's boyfriend threatens to "smack" her; she's also seen with a bruise on her face. A woman is hit by a car (off screen); she lies on the pavement with blood trickling out of her mouth. Beating with baseball bats. Bashing in the head with a bottle. Kids light firecrackers and bottle rockets in the street (using gasoline) and toss a firecracker into a window.


Constant stream of extreme language, including "f--k," "motherf----r," "s--t," "a--hole," "p---y," "ass," "bastard," "son of a bitch," "damn," "balls," "jerk," "f----t," "prick," "you suck," "nut sack." Also racial slurs: "spic," "monkey," and the "N" word.

Social Behavior

Celebrates being yourself and working hard to succeed. There are consequences for poor choices/actions. Racial slurs aren't tolerated.


The main character drives a convertible Dodge Challenger. Facebook and Olive Garden are mentioned.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

A secondary character is an alcoholic. Characters drink socially, in bars and clubs, throughout. A teen tries a sip of scotch. Characters smoke cigarettes.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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