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Honor Thy Father (1973)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 1 March 1973
Story of the rise and fall of the Bonanno organized crime family.

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Salvatore (Bill) Bonnano
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Rosalie Bonnano
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Joseph Bonnano
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Frank Labruzzo
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Joe Magliocco
Gilbert Green ...
Gaspare de Gregorio
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Stefano Magaddino
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Joe Notario
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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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1.33 : 1
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One of a number of movie roles where actor Marc Lawrence played a heavy mobster-gangster type. 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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Gay Talese on TV
22 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

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

This film suffers from a sloppy, shaking camera, which is probably present in the original aired version. It also happens to be blurry, making it hard to see faces. But that is probably from the transfer, and if an original negative exists, a decent DVD could be released.

The film does a very straightforward telling of the Bill Bonanno story, as it has been told by Gay Talese and by Bonanno himself. Exactly how true any of it is, well... that is a matter of opinion. The Bonanno family (both father and son) have spun a lot of baloney about their lives, and who knows how much is accurate. Amazingly, an objective biography has yet to be written.


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