The rise and fall of a Mafia gangster, based on the life of murdered New York gangster "Crazy" Joey Gallo.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carmine Caridi ...
Franco Lantieri ...
Louis Guss ...
Fausto Tozzi ...
Guido Leontini ...
Mario Erpichini ...
(as Michael Gazzo)


The rise and fall of a Mafia gangster, based on the life of murdered New York gangster "Crazy" Joey Gallo.

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No killer of the streets ever gave it or got it like Crazy Joe! See more »


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1974 (West Germany)  »

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Crazy Joe... matón  »

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Crazy Joe unique
27 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saw this movie many years ago. It was quite unique and well made. If you enjoyed the Godfather or enjoy true stories this one is worth watching. Peter Boyle did a great job! Especially good if you,like me, enjoy retro 70's almost forgotten films. Has such a stellar cast, it is a real surprise that it is not a cult classic. Enjoyed especially the brief character of the Fonz as a mobster guy. I would have to say if I had been a reviewer when I saw it in 1974 I would had to give it 3 stars. I also found it very easy to follow even if you don't know a lot about Joe Gallo or the story of his life and murder. Fred Williamson who did the cult classic Superfly is also in the cast and gave a great performance. Anyone who likes gangster movies should seek this out.

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