80 Blocks from Tiffany's

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80 Blocks from Tiffany's
80 Blocks From Tiffany's.jpg
Directed by Gary Weis
Produced by Gary Weis
Written by John Bradshaw
Cinematography Joan Churchill
Edited by Michal Goldman
Above Average Productions
Release date
1979 (1979)
Running time
67 minutes
Country United States
Language English

80 Blocks from Tiffany's is a 1979 documentary directed by Gary Weis.[1] It depicted the daily lives of gangs within the context of the South Bronx. It dealt primarily with two gangs, one African American and the other Puerto Rican, known as the "Savage Skulls" and the "Savage Nomads".[2]

The South Bronx was known for its severe social decay during the 1970s[3] and this idea was emphasised throughout the documentary. The documentary also illustrated many social issues such as high unemployment, prostitution and drug and alcohol abuse.[1] The name of the documentary refers to the distance between Tiffany's jewelry store on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and the South Bronx.

80 Blocks from Tiffany's was released by Pacific Arts Entertainment for Home Video on VHS in 1985.


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