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The Death Collector (1976)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  29 October 1976 (USA)
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Neighborhood kid goes to work for the Mafia as a debt collector.

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Jerry Bolanti (as Joseph Cortese)
Lou Criscuolo ...
Anthony Iadavia (as Lou Criscuola)
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Joe
Bobby Alto ...
Serge
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Bernie Feldshuh
Keith Davis ...
Matley
Jack Ramage ...
Herb Greene
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Bob D'Andrea ...
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Frank Ammirati ...
Spinoza
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Chuck
Floyd Levine ...
Kruger
Sal La Pera ...
Gus
Richard Ward ...
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After being away for a couple of years, Jerry Bolanti is back in his tough, North Jersey neighborhood, close to swampy meadowlands where bodies get pulled from the trunks of cars and dumped. He's short on cash, so a local boss, Anthony Iadavia, throws him some work - as a collector and a holdup man. But Jerry's cocky and a hothead, so he makes enemies faster than he can deliver on the jobs. Whatever bag or case of cash he touches doesn't seem to make it back to Iadavia. But Jerry's resilient and persistent, so he just may get his revenge as well as a chance to go caravan camping with his girl. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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JERRY BOLANTE isn't afraid of anyone or anything. He's young, street-smart, tough, with a fierce raw sexual energy ... He's MAFIA! See more »

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29 October 1976 (USA)  »

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Family Enforcer  »

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Martin Scorsese cast Joe Pesci and Frank Vincent in Raging Bull (1980) after seeing them in this low budget mob drama. See more »

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Goodfellas meet The Sopranos
31 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So ya think you've seen every Mafia movie ever made! Here's one that nobody every heard of. It's a low-budget, quickie B-movie - shot in the swamps of Jersey. For us mob-movie fans, it had a little bit of everything - sex, violence, cursing, and wise guys acting like "gafones". While violence dominated the movie, I found myself laughing at some familiar scenes I've since seen on The Sopranos and Goodfellas. Look for a 1977 version of the "Badabing Girls" in the beginning of the movie.

All our favorite mobster stereotypes were featured here. And, as for realism, "fugettaboutit"! Joe Pesci was superb, portraying the classic wise-guy character like we seen him do so many times over the years. This was probably his first shot, and it was a gem. Pesci fans should run to the video store to check out this flick. You have to look carefully for it since it goes by different names. My copy called it "The Family Enforcer". Here it is known as "The Death Collector". But whatever name it goes under, it's should be called - A Winner.


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