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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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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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Big Boss  »

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Though not first released until early 1975, the picture was filmed in 1974, which was the thirtieth anniversary year of the death of mob boss Louis 'Lepke' Buchalter, who had been executed by the electric chair thirty years earlier in 1944. See more »

Goofs

In the movie, Lepke's trusted partner Jacob "Gurrah" Shapiro is shot to death at Coney Island while trying to protect Lepke from assassins. In real life, Shapiro turned himself in to the authorities, accepted a prison term, and actually outlived Lepke by several years, dying in prison of natural causes in 1947. See more »

Quotes

Storekeeper: It's bad enough I have to pay those wops. Now I have to pay you too? Tomorrow the Irish will come. So enough...kill me already!
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Referenced in The Joyriders (1975) See more »

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Tony Curtis provides a convincing performance
23 July 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is one in which Tony Curtis gives one of his best performances as Louis "Lepke" Buchalter. Curtis ,better known for his romantic and comedic roles proved to audiences that he could potray a gangster too, and does a damn good job of it!


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