Gangster Sonny is the big man in the Bronx neighborhood of an Italian small boy named Calogero. A shooting witnessed by the boy (nicknamed C) is the starting point of a lasting bond between the gangster and the boy. Father (bus driver Lorenzo), however, disapproves. C grows up under the wing of both men, torn between his own natural honesty and his fascination with Sonny. C's neighborhood cronies get involved in theft, use of guns, and racial fights. When C falls for an African American girl, things don't get any easier. C's leap to manhood is marked by tragedy, but also by his recognition of the many faces of love. Written by Horacio Abeledo <horabe@>
But he never gave up and just 11 months later, Sonny’s instructor asked him if he wanted to take part in a bodybuilding contest. “I said, ‘You think so?’ He said, ‘Yeah.’ So I went to a contest in Georgia. I’d never been in a contest or competed for anything, you know. I won third in the novice, fourth in the master. And then I was hooked.” Before he knew it, Sonny was addicted to the gym. “I love to work. I love to work out,” he said. As for age, well, he says that it’s all in the mind. “People have a misconception that age makes you old. I realize that it’s the state of mind that makes you old. Age is just a number, you know.”
In fairness, that’s a long way off. First, Team Howard will need to be one of two teams to advance out of the 14-team Road to the Roar, then win the Roar of the Rings, a quadrennial tournament with nine teams and a batshit atmosphere—perhaps a better one than the Olympics itself, as whoever walks out of that tournament with the maple leaf is almost guaranteed to grab an Olympic medal. On the off chance that Howard’s team does represent Canada, which at this point is probably as likely as, say, the Orioles winning the World Series, he may be able to pull it off. There would be no time conflicts (the men and women alternate game times), but that would give him basically zero breathing room to spend with his own teams to talk shop and rest. All of this could lead to a level of whimsy that the climactic scene Mrs. Doubtfire wishes it could create.