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Crazy Joe (1974)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  1974 (West Germany)
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The rise and fall of a Mafia gangster, based on the life of murdered New York gangster "Crazy" Joey Gallo.

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Joe
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Anne
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Willy
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Charles Cioffi ...
Coletti
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Falco
Carmine Caridi ...
Jelly
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Mannie
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Chick
Franco Lantieri ...
Nunzio
Louis Guss ...
Fausto Tozzi ...
Frank
Guido Leontini ...
Angelo
Mario Erpichini ...
Danny
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The rise and fall of a Mafia gangster, based on the life of murdered New York gangster "Crazy" Joey Gallo.

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His crazy ways had the family climbing the walls. Then one night his blood brothers drove him up it! See more »

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Crime | Drama

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1974 (West Germany)  »

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Crazy Joe... matón  »

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Film debut for Henry Winkler. See more »

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Not totally sure about this...but around minute 3 into the film (set in 1960) Joe and buddies are driving over a bridge. We are shown several views of NYC from this bridge...in one shot, I believe we see the Twin Towers in the background. If I'm right, this would not be possible since the Twin Towers were being built/completed in the early 1970s. See more »

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Kinda 'Godfather lite', you have seen it all before....
3 August 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very trendy c. '74 cast-Eli Wallach, Peter Boyle, Rip Torn, Paula Prentiss, etc. Even has the Fonz as a mob guy. An obvious takeoff of the Godfather, though nowheres near as good. The cast certainly brings this up a notch-Boyle and Wallach especially. I always enjoy seeing Fred 'Blaxploitation film' Williamson in a flick too.

Very dated-check out the boat cars, bellbottems, very '70s '50's fixation-tunes, etc-but worth yer while. Has an interesting run of things it touches on-Attica, Italian 'anti-defamation leagues', etc.

**1/2, see this with 'Donnie Brasco' or 'Friends of Eddie Coyle' to get a better idea of what's what.


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