MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,933 this week

A Deadly Business (1986)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  4 March 1986 (USA)
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 37 users  
Reviews: 2 user

The movie, and true story, is about how Harold began working for the garbage industry in New Jersey only to find out that it was run by the mafia. Having been in and out of jail most of his... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 77 titles
created 17 Mar 2013
 
list image
a list of 86 titles
created 16 Aug 2013
 
list image
a list of 85 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Deadly Business (TV Movie 1986)

A Deadly Business (TV Movie 1986) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Deadly Business.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Love & Money (1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A billionaire businessman hires a man to influence a South American dictator. He winds up having an affair with the billionaire's wife.

Director: James Toback
Stars: Ray Sharkey, Ornella Muti, Klaus Kinski
Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Rich playboy Charley Pearl meets Vicki Anderson, singer at a nightclub in Las Vegas. But she's a gangster's-moll, Bugsy Siegel's, and when he finds the two of them in bed, he forces them to... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Rees
Stars: Kim Basinger, Alec Baldwin, Robert Loggia
Last Run (2001)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Frank Banner used to specialize in helping Soviet spies defect safely to the West. Banner's wife was shot to death aiding such an escape. Now, with the Cold War over, Banner is called upon ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Hickox
Stars: Armand Assante, Corey Johnson, Barna Illyés
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

"Chop Chop" Frankie Carbone has made a career out of stealing cars for the mob in Chicago. An attempted assassination by a mob boss goes badly and Frankie retaliates, only to wind up in the... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Hickox
Stars: Armand Assante, Angela Featherstone, Dina Meyer
Blind Justice (TV Movie 1994)
Action | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Canaan, a mysterious gunfighter left nearly blind from Civil War combat, roams through Mexico with a baby he has sworn to protect. On his way to a town where a family will supposedly adopt ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Spence
Stars: Armand Assante, Elisabeth Shue, Robert Davi
Kidnapped (TV Movie 1995)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When Scottish young gentleman David Balfour's father dies, he leaves school to collect his inheritance from uncle Ebenezer, who in turn sells the boy as a future slave to a pirate ship. ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Passer
Stars: Armand Assante, Patrick Malahide, Michael Kitchen
Trial by Jury (1994)
Thriller | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Valerie is a juror in the trail of a mob boss. When her young son's life is threatened, she has no option other than to see that justice isn't done.

Director: Heywood Gould
Stars: Joanne Whalley, Armand Assante, Gabriel Byrne
Hoffa (1992)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A film based on the story of legendary union figure Jimmy Hoffa.

Director: Danny DeVito
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Armand Assante
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A spoof of the late 80s and early 90s suspense thrillers and murder mysteries, including Basic Instinct, Sleeping With The Enemy, Cape Fear and others. A cop/attorney (yes he's both) is ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Reiner
Stars: Armand Assante, Sherilyn Fenn, Kate Nelligan
Striptease (1996)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A stripper and single mother gets dragged into a dangerous situation after a congressman takes a fancy to her.

Director: Andrew Bergman
Stars: Demi Moore, Burt Reynolds, Armand Assante
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A sheltered young high society woman joins the United States Army on a whim and finds herself in a more difficult situation than she ever expected.

Director: Howard Zieff
Stars: Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Armand Assante
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A sign language scholar's romance is disrupted by a chimp.

Directors: Kjehl Rasmussen, H. Anne Riley
Stars: Karen Allen, Armand Assante, Josh Mostel
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Harold Kaufman
...
Charles Macaluso
...
Vitola
Raymond Serra ...
DiNardi
George Morfogen ...
Sordino
...
Ann
...
Corbett
John Seitz ...
Coglin
...
Rand
Stephen Pearlman ...
Martin Prager
Dave Nichols ...
Mayor Thompson
Doug Lennox ...
Bristol
Marcia Diamond ...
Mrs. Prager
Marilyn Boyle ...
Supervisor
Bernard Behrens ...
Purchasing Agent
Edit

Storyline

The movie, and true story, is about how Harold began working for the garbage industry in New Jersey only to find out that it was run by the mafia. Having been in and out of jail most of his life, Harold feared more jail time and so went to the FBI. Harold went undercover to get as much illegal information that he could. The information he got helped put away dozens of mafia men. Harold is currently in the witness protection program. Written by m-parisien@hotmail.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on true story

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

4 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Negocio mortal  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Alan Arkin and Armand Assante wasted in this generic script ....
18 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nothing more than an expose of the criminal element's involvement in waste hauling, is kind of a waste itself, because two fine actor's talents, Alan Arkin and Armand Assante, are wasted in this generic script. There are absolutely no surprises, and Michael Learned's part as Arkin's love interest could have been written out, as it has no bearing whatsoever on the thin plot. Gratuitous explosions and the usual mob posturing are not entertaining enough to hold interest. Character development other than Arkin's is weak, and I kept thinking that the whole thing doesn't really amount to much, even for a TV movie. It's a shame because I wanted to like it, but the shallow script buries "A Deadly Business". - MERK


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss A Deadly Business (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?