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!
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The mob boss's forks, in the Italian restaurant. See more
[at Mama's funeral
I gave her everything she wanted, Rufus, but she still wasn't ever happy.
You know, I almost feel like I could pray for her.
Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Beast
Down and Out in New York City
Composed by Bodie Chandler
& Barry De Vorzon
Performed by James Brown See more