American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince
Independent Films, Film Profiles
American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince is a 1978 documentary directed by Martin Scorsese. Its subject is Scorsese's friend Steven Prince, best known for his small role as Easy Andy, the gun salesman in Taxi Driver. Prince is a raconteur telling wild stories about his life as an ex-drug addict and a road manager for Neil Diamond. Scorsese intersperses home movies of Prince as a child as he talks about his family. When talking of his years as a heroin addict, Prince tells a story about injecting adrenaline into the heart of a woman who overdosed, with the help of a medical dictionary and a Magic Marker. This story was re-enacted by Quentin Tarantino in Pulp Fiction.The Neil Young song "Time Fades Away" is featured during the film's opening credits.
Year of Production: 1978
Length: 55 min.
Country: United States
- Martin Scorsese
- Bert Lovitt
- Steven Prince, Martin Scorsese, George Memmoli