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Lepke (1975)

 -  Biography | Drama  -  23 May 1975 (USA)
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Tony Curtis stars as Lepke, head of Murder Inc., the syndicate that spattered the headlines of the day with blood.

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Bernice Meyer
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Robert Kane
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Gurrah Shapiro
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Tony Curtis stars as Lepke, head of Murder Inc., the syndicate that spattered the headlines of the day with blood.

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He was the king of crime when crime was king.

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First of only two ever cinema movies to feature the real-life character of mobster Louis 'Lepke' Buchalter. The second was around six years later with 1981's Gangster Wars (1981). See more »

Goofs

Thomas E. Dewey is depicted in the film as the prosecutor of Lepke's murder trial. However, this was a state court case that Dewey was not even involved in as it was not his jurisdiction. The real prosecutors who sent Lepke to the electric chair were Brooklyn D.A. William O'Dwyer and Assistant D.A. Burton Turkus. See more »

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Lucky Luciano: They're gonna fry you in the chair. Nice and slow, and I'm gonna enjoy it.
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Referenced in The Joyriders (1975) See more »

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Poor Tony Curtis
31 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sorry, I can not agree with fans who think this film is any good. It was a cheap rip-off of the gangster movies being made in the 1970s. Tony Curtis tries his best, but he just doesn't come across as a cold-blood killer. He looks bloated and this movie was just another in a series of lousy bombs he made from 1970 and on.

The movie was very cheaply made. The shootouts were very fake, most of the acting was cheesy and way over the top. Curtis is red-faced half the movie and generally seems embarrassed by the whole thing. The only 2 good-points of this failure was the great movie poster and the beautiful and sexy Mary Wilcox. If you're a fan of Tony Curtis, do yourself and him a favor and skip this stinker and rent Sweet Smell of Success or Some Like it Hot.


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