Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal. As a young boy, his leg is broken by a bad cop on the take, during a payoff gone bad. Nursing his vengeance, he rises to power in Harlem, New York. Angry at the racist society around him, both criminal and straight, he sees the acquisition of power as the solution to his rage. He performs a free-lance hit on a Mob contract to attract the attention of the head of a Mafia family. Reluctantly accepted into 'The Family,' he grows increasingly autonomous and aggressive, eventually starting a gang war. Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
Hail Caesar, Godfather of Harlem...The Cat with the .45-Caliber Claws!
Did You Know?
The name Caesar is never spoken in the movie. See more
When Tommy's henchmen are being assassinated, a bearded one wearing a Gray Apple-Jack hat is shot on the street and ends up dying on a two-wheeled cart. His dying act is not to clutch where he was just shot, but hold on to his rather large Apple-Jack hat as he rolls down the cart. See more
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Me? Live in this apartment? Why they'd hang me right off that terrace, Jew folks ain't even allowed here.
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