COLUMBUS AVENUE BOYS
LOGLINE: Three blood brothers, descendants of a family massacred by Bugsy Siegel, work with the FBI to bring revenge on the mob, only to be entrenched deeper in the volatile life of crime, requiring the assistance of an unlikely hero.
Spanning decades from the late 1800s to present day, set in a small town outside NYC, Tuckahoe, NY, a poor Italian immigrant family, the Scalamarris, begin to amass wealth, only to be squeezed by the mafia, and ultimately slaughtered at the hands of Bugsy Siegel. The sole male surviving relative, Vincent Scala, runs away, barely escaping. Tormented by his families brutal slaying, he joins the military and with a reckless, unspoken death wish he unintentionally becomes a war hero. Fast forward to the 1990’s, unbeknownst to the great grandsons of the Scalamarris’, Chris, Tony and Sal, better known as the Columbus Avenue Boys, find themselves entrenched in organized crime, until coming face-to-face with their family’s horrific past. With the help of the FBI’s most eager agent, Dominique Tejata, Chris masterfully plans the boys exit from the mob when suddenly everything is once again on the verge of blowing up right before their eyes. Will the Columbus Avenue Boys continue the vicious cycle only to experience the same horrific fate of their forefathers? Or will their grandfather, Vincent “Pops” Scala, the sole surviving male relative from the massacre, who bridges the past with the present, be able to avenge the Scalamarri name, and free his family once and for all from the deathly grip of the mob? This epic tale of historical fiction takes us through Prohibition, The Great Depression, WWII, 9/11 right up to the Presidential election of 2016.
GENRE: Drama, Historical Fiction (Rated R)
DIRECTOR: Paul Borghese
PRODUCERS: David Carraturo, Maria O’Bryan, Kevin O’Bryan