Is ‘The Bastard Sons’ based on a True Story?

Kevin Interdonato debuts with “The Bastard Sons ” who is best known for his part as Dogsy in “The Sopranos.”  The movie is about Vincent Damiano, a small-town gangster who wants to get payback and make things right after his father’s death. Interdonato himself plays the lead role of Vincent Damiano in the thriller movie. As tvacute dive into this crime drama, let’s look at the plot, where the idea for the story came from, and what the writers have to say about this much-anticipated film.

‘The Bastard Sons’ Movie Plot

Vincent is a small-town gangster whose life falls apart when his father is killed suddenly just before he is to take over a big part of the family’s criminal network. Vincent goes missing because he thinks his father’s partner, Frank Rome (played by Al Sapienza), is up to no good. He comes back weeks later, ready to get back what is truly his. As the story goes on, Vincent goes on a journey of payback with childhood friends who have become family. They find their way through the dangerous criminal underworld. Making things right and making sure his partner Olivia (Anastasia Ganias) is safe are both parts of his job.  The intense action and shocking shootouts in the last act set the stage for a surprising and powerful ending.

Is ‘The Bastard Sons’ based on a True Story?

No, “The Bastard Sons” is not based on a true story. Although the movie is based on New Jersey’s rich past and lively culture, the plot, characters, and events are all made up and not based on real events. The movie is based on the story of Vincent, a small-town gangster who wants to get payback and make things right after his father’s death. The movie’s exploration of family, loyalty, and the criminal underworld is meant to have a big effect on the big screen.

It’s common for directors to get ideas from where they live. In Interdonato’s case, as a native of New Jersey, the film honors the state’s essence. A realistic touch is added to the movie by using real Jersey settings and a group mostly made up of people from the state. The writers were able to explore the depths of the criminal underworld without being limited by real-life rules because the characters and their trip are the stuff of fiction.
Glenn Rodriguez, who helped write the script, wanted to make a movie that showed how real and raw New Jersey is, which was influenced by Quentin Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs.” The dream lived on for more than 20 years. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Interdonato, who was then director and is now co-writer, recommended going back to the first draft.
According to Interdonato, the goal was to show how real modern-day thieves are in a dangerous situation, rather than using the usual film stereotypes. The creative team, which included Amanda Clayton, Peter Dobson, and John Fallon, worked together to make this idea come true.
Along with UFC champions Frankie Edgar, Roger Matthews, and Al Sapienza, the cast gives the story more depth. Sapienza’s performance as Frank Rome gets extra praise; he is very good at making powerful moments happen with little screen time. The movie has already gotten interest around the world. It won awards at the AmiCorte Film Festival in Italy, including Best Actor and Best Film.

The movie may have been inspired by New Jersey’s rich history and lively culture, but the story of Vincent Damiano and his search for justice and redemption was made to be a movie classic. The combination of intense action scenes, complicated relationships, and explorations of family and loyalty themes makes for an interesting crime drama instead of a true story.

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Olivia Wilson is the senior news writer for TV Acute. She spends too much money on collectables and is enamored with movies, comics, and television series. She loves binge-watching and can spend hours talking about movies and TV shows. She can immerse herself into a good story no matter the genre or form and only come out from it when she's had her fill. When she's not writing, she's probably cooking or exploring new places. You can follow her daily exploits on Twitter and Facebook.

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