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Lepke (1975)

R  |   |  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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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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The film's Lepke (1975) title refers to the nick-name of the central character, gangster Louis Buchalter. The name is a shortened abbreviated diminutive version of the name "Lepkeleh" that his mother Rose Buchalter gave him. "Lepkeleh" is a Yiddish word and translates into the English language as "Little Louis". See more »

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For this same reason, Lepke would not have been called out of hiding to attend a meeting at Luciano's house. Lepke went into hiding in 1937 until 1939, and Luciano was in prison this entire time. See more »

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Mr. Meyer: My daughter is a whore, that's what. You were bought by the fur, the jewelry, the presents. You're a whore. A filthy whore!
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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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