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Rocky (1976)

a 1976 sports drama the tells the story of Rocky Balboa an uneducated but kind heart debt collector for a loan shark in Philadelphia who later gets a shot at the World Heacyweight Championship. Sylvester Stallone co-wrote the script and starred as Rocky. The movie was so successful it's spawned five far!


John Oddo (date of birth and death unknown) known as "Johnny Bath Beach", was a capo and later Consigliere of the Colombo crime family. Oddo and his brother, mobster Steven "Little Stevie" Oddo, were maternal cousins of Lucchese crime family capo Paul Vario. Oddo operated in Staten Island and Brooklyn and was a known gambler, extortionist, loan shark and vending machine shakedown specialist. Oddo had a short reign as Consigliere of the Colombo family (1962 - 1963) under boss Joseph…

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The primary weapon of emotional abusers is the deliberate infliction of guilt. They use guilt the same way a loan shark uses money: They don't want the "debt" paid off because they live quite happily on the "interest." Andrew Vachss