The all-time classic 1973 film that launched the careers of New York's finest, Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, and Harvey Keitel.

A severely undervalued film, which in my opinion, surpasses both of Scorsese's later gangster films, Goodfellas and Casino.

Harvey Keitel takes on the lead role as a mob debt collector, Charlie Cappa, a man whose profession, friends, and way of life, often come into conflict with his strong religious beliefs as a catholic. It is, I believe, is his best role and performance ever as an actor. And Robert De Niro nearly steals the show with his outstanding portrayal of the wild and self-destructive Johnny Boy. This is the role that launched De Niro's brilliant career.

And of course, this film introduced us to the genius Martin Scorsese, the best fucking director and filmmaker in the world.
"You don't make up for your sins in church, you do it in the streets....the rest is bullshit and you know it"

- Charlie Cappa (Mean Streets, 1973)

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1. A street, defined by its ability to withstand the ways of bad bitches and Mexican drug lords. A place where children do not come to play but battle until their death, where harlots lie and the po-po die. The act of maintaining your mean streets' reputation, the areas the tourists avoid.

2. Putting on a poncho, sombrero, and fake mustache and walking the streets.
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The formal brotherhood, companionship, or union of men that only concern themselves with the desire for enjoyment and entertainment often involving capricious or unexplainable behavior.
Based in 11231, Brooklyn.
"Jesse, you are excommunicated from the Mean Street Posse."

"Uma's induction ceremony will take place when the Mean Street Posse performs bukkake on her"
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A gangbang where every orface of a female, including a tracheal incision if present, is penetrated using Nathan's Famous original hotdogs covered with all the fixins (sauerkraut, onions, ketchup, mustard, and occasionally Frank's Redhot).
Ginger and Lisa were tired after receiving the mean streets of Brooklyn for Kwanza.
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