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Lepke (1975)

Louis 'Lepke' Buchalter is head of Murder Inc., the syndicate that spattered the headlines of the day with blood.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Kane
Jack Ackerman ...
Little Augie
Louis Guss ...
Vaughn Meader ...
Walter Winchell
Lillian Adams ...
Mama Meyer
Albert Cole ...
Abe (Kid Twist) Reles


Louis 'Lepke' Buchalter is 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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Release Date:

23 May 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Big Boss  »


Box Office


$900,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Mary Charlotte Wilcox as Mary Wilcox received an 'introducing' credit. See more »


Throughout the movie, Lepke wears a clearly obvious 1970s hairstyle, including moderate sideburns, even though time frame of the film is the 1920s through the early 1940s. It is even obvious that he is wearing hairspray, a product that didn't become available until the 1950s, and wasn't commonly used by men until the late 1960s at the earliest. See more »


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 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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