This movie is set in today Chicago. It tells the story of a war between the Italian mob and the rising Yakuza local gang, through the eyes of a young Italian-American hitman. Of course, it's just a dream, thus this list isn't very realistic. Please comment!
Martin Charles Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York City, to Catherine Scorsese
(née Cappa) and Charles Scorsese
, who both worked in Manhattan's garment district, and whose families both came from Palermo, Sicily. He was raised in the neighborhood of Little Italy, which later provided the inspiration for several of his films...
“ Director, Screenwriter ” - Giorgos Trou
“ Screenwriter ” - Giorgos Trou
“ Director of Photography ” - Giorgos Trou
“ Producer ” - Giorgos Trou
A classmate of director Sergio Leone
with whom he would form one of the great director/composer partnerships (right up there with Eisenstein & Prokofiev, Hitchcock & Herrmann, Fellini & Rota), Ennio Morricone studied at Rome's Santa Cecilia Conservatory, where he specialized in trumpet. His first film scores were relatively undistinguished...
“ Film score composer for the Italian-American sequences ” - Giorgos Trou
“ Film score composer for the Japanese sequences ” - Giorgos Trou
Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt was born February 17, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, to Jane Gordon and Dennis Levitt. Joseph was raised in a Jewish family with his late older brother, Dan Gordon-Levitt
, who passed away in October 2010. His parents worked for the Pacifica Radio station KPFK-FM and his maternal grandfather...
“ Martin Laurino, the protagonist, a Soldier for the Mafia ” - Giorgos Trou
Antonino Giovanni Ribisi is an American actor who was born in Los Angeles, California. His parents both have careers in the entertainment industry. His mother, Gay Ribisi
(née Landrum), is a talent manager for actors and writers, and his father, Albert Anthony Ribisi, is a musician. He has a twin sister...
“ Johnny Fanaro, Caporegime for the Mafia and Laurino's mentor ” - Giorgos Trou
Robert De Niro
De Niro's longtime collaboration with Scorsese later earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Jake LaMotta in the 1980 film Raging Bull. He also earned nominations for the psychological thrillers Taxi Driver (1976) and Cape Fear (1991), both directed by Scorsese. De Niro received...
“ Rudy Bratta, the Mafia's Boss ” - Giorgos Trou
Bronx-born and raised Chazz Palminteri was a natural choice to continue the Italianate torch in film. In the tradition set forth in the 1970s by such icons as director Martin Scorsese
and actors Robert De Niro
, Al Pacino
, John Cazale
and Joe Pesci
, Palminteri has brought grit, muscle and an evocative realism to the sidewalks of his New York neighborhood...
“ Frank Fanaro, the Mafia's Underboss and Johnny Fanaro's uncle ” - Giorgos Trou
Henry Silva was born on September 15, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York City. He quit public school to attend drama classes at age 13, supporting himself as a dishwasher in a Manhattan hotel. By 1955, Silva had moved up from dishwasher to waiter, and felt ready to audition for the Actors Studio. He was one of five students chosen out of more than 2500 applicants...
“ Charles "Slim" Caldato, the Mafia's Consigliere ” - Giorgos Trou
“ Kenji Inabata, Oyabun (Boss of the Yakuza gang) ” - Giorgos Trou
Hiroyuki Sanada was born on the 12th of October, 1960 in Tokyo. He made his film debut when he was 5 in Game of Chance
played the lead role.) Sanada's father died when he was 11. Sanada joined Japan Action Club, organized and run by Sonny Chiba, when he was 12. Sanada first became famous as an action star for his role in The Shogun's Samurai
“ Tommy Uchida, Saiko-komon (Second-in-command of the Yakuza gang) ” - Giorgos Trou
Ihara Tsuyoshi was born on November 6, 1963, in Kokura, Kyushu. He grew up in Osaka, and after graduating high school, he joined JAC (Japan Action Club) which is headed by Shin'ichi Chiba
(aka Chiba Shinichi), which is a company of stunt and action actors. He made his debut in 1983 in a stage drama called "The Midnight Party." Since then...
“ Masanori, personal bodyguard of Kenji Inabata ” - Giorgos Trou
One of the hottest stars of the mid-1980s, Virginia Madsen has since played a variety of roles that have cemented her reputation as a fantastic actress who can adapt to any part. Virginia was born in Chicago, Illinois, and belongs to an acting family -- with her brother, Michael Madsen
, also an actor...
“ Henriette McCloud, Mayor of Chicago ” - Giorgos Trou
Born in Bellaire, Ohio, in May, 1957, he was among the last graduating class of the Windsor Mountain School in Lennox, Massachusetts. Attended Marlboro College in Vermont. Performed in summer stock and regional theatres in Vermont, Michigan and West Virginia before settling in Chicago and joining The Remains ensemble...
“ Lawrence Bingham, Chief of Organized Crime Division of the Chicago Police Department ” - Giorgos Trou
“ Det. Elton Freeman ” - Giorgos Trou
A small-town guy with a big heart, William Fichtner has been captivating the hearts of Western New Yorkers for decades. Bill was born in 1956 on Long Island, New York, to Patricia A. (Steitz) and William E. Fichtner. He is of German, Irish, and English descent. Fichtner was raised in Cheektowaga, and graduated from Maryvale High School in 1974...
“ Det. Dennis Bakewell ” - Giorgos Trou