A psychological gangster film based on fact. Machine gun totin' Ma Barker lead her family gang (her sons) on a crime spree in the Depression era. Her loyal brood have every perversion ... See full summary »
A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.
This was the first film that Robert De Niro did after Raging Bull. He kept some of the weight that he gained for Raging Bull because he felt that it better fit the character, although he still had to drop 25 kg (55 pounds). See more »
At the beginning, the deceased man lying in the bed can be seen in several shots breathing. See more »
You know who we're going to pull in on this one? Panty sniffers, weenie flashers, guys who fall in love with their shoes, guys who beat their hog on the number 43 bus, What? Do you think I'm gonna lose any sleep over who took this broad out? Hmmm? Pissing strawberries and whipped cream, you think that she's a 9 to 5 stiff, Tommy? No overime! You know how we're gonna break this one? In a couple of years they'll bring in a guy who ran a red light. "I killed the girl, " he'll say. "What girl?" ...
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I was moved to near-tears, not only by the film but also by the poignant score that accompanies this absorbing reminisce about two brothers, now at the end of their lives. The music, by Georges Delerue, is a perfect compliment to the moving story of these uncommon brothers. Especially at the end, when it left me so affected that I could only sit and listen as the credits rolled - unable (and unwilling) to shake off the emotion you are left with.
Morality, murder, power, corruption and terrific acting wrapped in a 40s detective story. A reminder that we can never go back and change our decisions, and they can so often affect those around us as much as ourselves.
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