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Howard Browne (written by)
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Release Date:
16 April 1975 (USA) See more »
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From Underworld To Empire See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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(25 articles)
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Lots of action but not much else See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ben Gazzara ... Al Capone

Harry Guardino ... Johnny Torrio

Susan Blakely ... Iris Crawford

Sylvester Stallone ... Frank Nitti

John Cassavetes ... Frankie Yale
Frank Campanella ... Big Jim Colosimo

John Orchard ... Dion O'Banion

Carmen Argenziano ... Jack McGurn

George Chandler ... Robert E. Crowe

John Davis Chandler ... Hymie Weiss (as John D. Chandler)

Royal Dano ... Anton J. Cermak
Joe De Nicola ... Charles Fischetti
Angelo Grisanti ... Angelo Genna

Peter Maloney ... Jake Guzik

Dick Miller ... Joe Pryor

Robert Phillips ... Bugs Moran

Martin Kove ... Pete Gusenberg

Mario Gallo ... Giuseppe Aiello
George Milan ... William H. Thompson
Russ Marin ... Joseph Stenson

Tony Giorgio ... Antonio Lombardo

John Martino ... Tony Amatto (as Johnny Martino)
Bert Conway ... Frank Loesch
Don Pulford ... William Cooper
Pamela Toll ... Mrs. Atkins
Eugenia Stewart ... Miss Detwiller
Don McGovern ... N.Y. Cop #1
Redmond Gleeson ... N.Y. Cop #2

John Finnegan ... N.Y. Police Lt.
Laurence Hagen ... Samuel Ettelson
Tom Cook ... Sam Volenta
Vincent Barbi ... Solly (as Vince Barbi)
Tina Scala ... Mrs. Torrio
James V. Christy ... Thomas Bronk (as James Christi)
Jack Ackerman ... Adam Heyer
Ralph James ... Judge J.H. Wilkerson

Carmen Filpi ... Waiter
Jim Galante ... John May (as James Galante)

John Howard ... Warden J. Johnston
Beach Dickerson ... Joe Kepka
John C. Broderick ... Maitre d' (as John Broderick)
Chuck Traynor ... Senator (as Howard Dale)
James R. Sweeney ... Prison Doctor (as James Sweeney)
George Engelson ... Torrio's Doctor
Deborah Klose ... Female Reporter
John Favorite ... First Reporter
John Armond ... Second Reporter
Jack O'Leary ... Pool Hall Owner
Ben Marino ... Frank Gusenberg
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dick Cangey ... Extra (uncredited)

Vincent Di Paolo ... Mob Soldier (uncredited)

Robert Dominick Jones ... Pool Player (uncredited)

Directed by
Steve Carver 
 
Writing credits
Howard Browne (written by)

Produced by
John C. Broderick .... associate producer
Roger Corman .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Grisman 
 
Cinematography by
Vilis Lapenieks (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Richard C. Meyer 
 
Art Direction by
Ward Preston 
 
Set Decoration by
Ned Parsons 
 
Makeup Department
Patricia Miller .... hair stylist (as Pat Miller)
Maurice Stein .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Peter Cornberg .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eugene Mazzola .... assistant director
Teri Schwartz .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Stephen R. Ferry .... property master (as Steve Ferry)
V.R. Bud Shelton .... property master (as Bud Shelton)
Frank L. Brown .... set dresser (uncredited)
Ronald D. Kropf .... painter (uncredited)
George Tuers .... lead man (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gene Corso .... sound effects creator
Robert Gravenor .... sound mixer (as Bob Gravenor)
Lowell Brown .... boom operator (uncredited)
Samuel C. Crutcher .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Roger George .... special effects
 
Stunts
Charlie Picerni .... stunt coordinator
Dick Cangey .... stunts (uncredited)
Tommy J. Huff .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Doherty .... key grip
Robert Edesa .... first assistant camera (as Bob Edesa)
Héctor R. Figueroa .... camera operator (as Hector Figueroa)
Lee Heckler .... lighting director
Jon Antunovich .... best boy (uncredited)
Hank Charleston .... electrician (uncredited)
Michael Coultas .... electrician (uncredited)
Gregg Guellow .... best boy (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Magahay .... wardrobe (as Bob Magahay)
 
Editorial Department
Barbara Meyer .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Jerome L. Posner .... location coordinator (as Jerry Posner)
 
Music Department
Rudy Cipolla .... composer: additional music
Jerry Garcia .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jann Carver .... script supervisor
Tory Levee .... production secretary
Bruce Osborne .... cars
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
USA:101 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:R | Finland:K-18 (self applied) (uncut) (2007) | Finland:K-18 (cut) (1975) | France:12 | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2006) | Norway:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (re-rating) (1990) | USA:R | West Germany:18 (original rating)

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Trivia:
Al Capone got the scar on his left cheek from a knife wound in the Harvard Inn on Coney Island in 1917 over an argument regarding a young lady which he made a comment to. Her brother Frank Gallucio was offended by Capone's remark made to his sister Lena, and demanded an apology.. the end result was Al Capone was slashed three times by Gallucio with a knife thus cutting his face.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: In the movie, the last time Frank Nitti saw Capone was in 1946. The real Nitti killed himself in 1943.See more »
Quotes:
Capone:There should be a law against women drinking.
Crawford:Well, I think there is.
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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Lots of action but not much else, 13 March 2003
Author: Ron Broadfoot from Canada

If you were looking for an Al Capone biography that was more exciting than the 1959 film with Rod Steiger, you might like this one, but the only exciting thing for me were the gun battles. Ben Gazzara does well in the title role, but you can tell he has cotton in his jowls because some of his dialogue is incomprehensible. The casting was ideal, having Italian-American actors playing a gang of Italian-American mobsters (especially Sylvester Stallone as Frank Nitti). There is one point the film gets wrong. At the end of the movie, Nitti travels to Florida in 1946 to visit Capone, who is dying of syphilis. In real life, Nitti committed suicide in 1943, before Capone died.

Recommended only for a boring day.

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