7.0/10
421
3 user 1 critic

Boys on the Outside (1990)

Ragazzi fuori (original title)
Young men with no future have little in the present as well. Natale is released from prison: he takes up with his friends again but none can find work. Claudio, from Palermo, gets out of ... See full summary »

Director:

Marco Risi
Reviews
7 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Forever Mary (1989)
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A teacher discovers his calling. Marco relocates to Palermo from Milan and takes a job teaching in a reform school while he waits for a high school position. He tries to understand and ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Risi
Stars: Michele Placido, Claudio Amendola, Francesco Benigno
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

"I cento passi" (one hundred steps) was the distance between the Impastatos' house and the house of Tano Badalamenti, an important Mafia boss, in the small Sicilian town of Cinisi. The ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Tullio Giordana
Stars: Luigi Lo Cascio, Luigi Maria Burruano, Lucia Sardo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

June 27, 1980, an Italian DC 9 flying from Bologna to Palermo falls in the sea close to the Ustica island. 81 people die. The official version is ''structure failure'' of the airplane, but ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Risi
Stars: Corso Salani, Angela Finocchiaro, Antonello Fassari
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The story of Giancarlo Siani, a journalist killed by the Neapolitan Mafia in 1985.

Director: Marco Risi
Stars: Libero De Rienzo, Valentina Lodovini, Michele Riondino
Il capo dei capi (TV Mini-Series 2007)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Based on the life of Salvatore Riina ('Totò u Curtu'), a mafioso boss from Corleone, Sicily.

Stars: Claudio Gioè, Daniele Liotti, Salvatore Lazzaro
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Former high school friends meet for a party after 15 years, only to discover that much of the innocence and friendship is gone.

Director: Carlo Verdone
Stars: Carlo Verdone, Nancy Brilli, Christian De Sica
Il 7 e l'8 (2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

6th January 1975, in an infant nursery in Palermo (Italy), for a mysterious reason, a male nurse exchanges the labels of baby number 7 and 8. Thirty-one years later Tommaso (7) and Daniele ... See full summary »

Directors: Giambattista Avellino, Ficarra, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Ficarra, Picone, Eleonora Abbagnato
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

When the Italian Premier and his companion find a dead body in his hotel suite, while on a trip to Hungary, they find themselves embroiled in a series of comedic situations as they try to avoid a scandal.

Director: Marco Risi
Stars: Massimo Ghini, Ricky Memphis, Martina Stella
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After an Afghanistan-born woman who lives in Canada receives a letter from her suicidal sister, she takes a perilous journey through Afghanistan to try to find her.

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Stars: Nelofer Pazira, Hassan Tantai, Ike Ogut
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A southern italian singer moves to Milan to have more chances with his career, bringing with him a little bit of South.

Director: Gennaro Nunziante
Stars: Checco Zalone, Giulia Michelini, Dino Abbrescia
Nati stanchi (2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Salvo and Valentino are two happy Sicilian friends, who do not want to work, because they know that if they find a permanent job, their girlfriends will ask them to marry them.

Director: Dominick Tambasco
Stars: Ficarra, Picone, Stefania Bonafede
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Three stories that mingle during the performance: **** Story 1: Raniero marries Fosca, his second wife. Immediately the honeymoon in Venice becomes tragic, because Raniero's weight is too ... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Verdone
Stars: Carlo Verdone, Claudia Gerini, Veronica Pivetti
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Francesco Benigno Francesco Benigno ... Natale Sperandeo
Alessandra Di Sanzo Alessandra Di Sanzo ... Mery (as Alessandro Di Sanzo)
Roberto Mariano Roberto Mariano ... Antonio Patanè
Maurizio Prollo Maurizio Prollo ... Claudio Catalano
Alfredo Li Bassi Alfredo Li Bassi ... Carmelo Vella
Salvatore Termini Salvatore Termini ... King Kong
Filippo Genzardi Filippo Genzardi ... Matteo Mondello
Vincenza Attardo Vincenza Attardo ... Vita
Carlo Berretta Carlo Berretta ... Salvatore Sperandeo
Giuseppe Pirico Giuseppe Pirico ... Marcello
Giuseppe Lucania Giuseppe Lucania ... Santino
Alessandro Calamia Alessandro Calamia ... Tommaso
Alessandra Costanzo Alessandra Costanzo ... Assistente Sociale
Luigi Maria Burruano Luigi Maria Burruano ... Franco D'Annino
Guia Jelo Guia Jelo ... Prostituta
Edit

Storyline

Young men with no future have little in the present as well. Natale is released from prison: he takes up with his friends again but none can find work. Claudio, from Palermo, gets out of juvenile detention in Naples and he's met by Vita, a girl who's come from home to run away with him. Where can they go? A young dad, whose potato stall at the market is shut down because he has no permit, takes his two small children to the beach and yells at them. Mario, gay, a prostitute in drag, gets a visit from his mom; he offers tea, then finds the water to his apartment is shut off. Social workers drop by, parole officers file reports. What hope is there? What options besides crime? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

14 September 1990 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Chicos de la calle See more »

Filming Locations:

Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Edited into Lo schermo a tre punte (1995) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

the continued life of the Ragazzi......
16 October 2009 | by didier-20See all my reviews

It was Pasolini who championed the plight of the Ragazzi putting their stories centre stage in his contribution to Italian realist cinema.

This film follows a number of others like it, which continue to highlight the violence and poverty in southern Italian cities and it's impact on the young as they grow up in such an environment.

Interestingly, the film is set in Palermo and uses (in a homage to Pasolini ?) real street boys as the protagonists. Considering the degree of Mafia control in Palermo, it must have been some feet to have pulled this off. What we have is more of the same hopelessness and violence seen in other recent films but with flashes of great character study mixed with glimpses of a city not usually prone to cinematic intrusion.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed