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The story of the rise and fall of the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone and the control he exhibited over the city during the prohibition years. Unusually, briefly covering the years after Capone was imprisoned. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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According to the Region 1 DVD commentary by director Steve Carver, the extras in the prison fight scene enjoyed being beat up by Ben Gazzara. See more »

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Al Capone's scar was not caused by broken glass from a window but a knife wound in an argument between him and Frank Gallucio over a remark he made to Gallucio's sister Lena at the Harvard Inn on Coney Island in 1917. See more »

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Capone: There should be a law against women drinking.
Crawford: Well, I think there is.
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The first muff shot in a movie by a major studio.
8 August 2002 | by (Hollywood, ca) – See all my reviews

Very few people remember this film (why is beyond me, it is one of the better acted gangster films--Even Sly Stallone does a decent job). But to the few of us that really remember this, it is because of a relatively unknown actress called Susan Blakely.

This is the first time from a major motion picture studio that an actress spread her legs (while completely nude, by the way) and showed us her very blond "Delta of Venus"--absolute motion picture history that, unfortunately should have catapulted her to the Sharon Stone level, but didn't.

I had to order from Great Britain and convert it from PAL to NTSC, but it was worth it!

Thanks forever, Susan!


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