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Honor Thy Father (1973)

Story of the rise and fall of the Bonanno organized crime family.

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Salvatore (Bill) Bonnano
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Joe De Santis ...
Gilbert Green ...
Gaspare de Gregorio
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Joe Notario
Felice Orlandi ...
Hank Perrone
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Pete Notario (as James S. Sloyan)
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William P. Maloney
Robert Burr ...
Lawyer Kreiger
Carmine Caridi ...
Nick
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Henry Ferrentino
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Story of the rise and fall of the Bonanno organized crime family.

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At last, the story about New York's underworld. The real-life drama of notorious Joseph "Joe Bananas" Bonanno and his heir apparent, son "Bill."

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1 March 1973 (USA)  »

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The teleplay was written by Lewis John Carlino who had previously written the screenplay for the 1968 gangster movie The Brotherhood (1968) around five years earlier. See more »

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During the scenes set in the early 60s, there are numerous cars visible that are late 60s and early 70s models. See more »

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7 April 2008 | by (Fly-Over Country) – See all my reviews

On the cheapo TV movie front, there's 1973's Honor Thy Father, an episodic, dull, and tedious foray into trying to make gangsters look sympathetic.

There are lots of familiar faces in HTF--Joe Bologna, Brenda Vaccaro, and a slew of character actors who got typecast as Mafioso. The trouble with the movie is that it's so boring and slapdash that you'll find yourself hitting the display on the DVD player to check how much time you have left.

Just to make sure that you know that this is a realistic portrayal of organized crime families, there's even the joy of watching--and listening to--Richard Castellano hacking up a lung from smoking (Gee, even Made Men get cancer!)

I'm afraid that watching crap like this may be carcinogenic.


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