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Based on the true-life book of lawman Burton Turkus, this movie chronicles the rise and fall of the organized crime syndicate known as Murder, Incorporated. Focusing on powerful boss Lepke ... See full summary »

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Joey Collins
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Eadie Collins
Henry Morgan ...
Burton Turkus
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Abe Reles
David J. Stewart ...
Louis 'Lepke' Buchalter
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Det. Sgt. William Tobin
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Singer
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Walter Sage
Eli Mintz ...
Joe Rosen
Joseph Bernard ...
Mendy Weiss
Warren Finnerty ...
Bug Workman
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Lazlo
Helen Waters ...
Mrs. Corsi
Leon B. Stevens ...
Loughran
Howard Smith ...
Albert Anastasia (as Howard I. Smith)
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Based on the true-life book of lawman Burton Turkus, this movie chronicles the rise and fall of the organized crime syndicate known as Murder, Incorporated. Focusing on powerful boss Lepke and violent hitman Reles. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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The Super-Corporation of Crime!


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14 October 1960 (West Germany)  »

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Nattens vargar  »

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The feature film debut of Sylvia Miles. See more »

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During the credits, when Abe Reles' first victim is shown lying on the stairs dead after being shot, he is clearly breathing. See more »

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Abe "Kid Twist" Reles: I'm gonna tell you something about women. I never met one that didn't need a rap in the head, and often.
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Falk steals the show
21 January 2004 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Peter Falk's almost scarily authentic performance as Reles steals this otherwise mediocre account of the real-life Murder Inc., which made latter-day gangsters like the characters in Goodfellas seem like choir boys in comparison. Though allegedly based on the Turkus-Feder book, most of this is complete fantasy. The central "love story," the Whitman and Britt characters, is utterly ridiculous as well as completely fictitious. The portrayals of Lepke and Mendy Weiss are interesting; the fatso playing Albert Anastasia is completely mischast.

The scene at the end is a copout, evidently for fear of offending the NYPD.

The real story of Murder Inc. would be a fascinating movie, instead of this drivel. Even so, this is worth watching because of Falk.


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