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A Deadly Business (1986)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  4 March 1986 (USA)
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This movie is based only on the testimony of Harold Kauffman. Who was known around New York as a small time thief, and Rat! Most of the facts were white washed to make Harold look good. ... See full summary »

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Harold Kaufman
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Charles Macaluso
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Vitola
Raymond Serra ...
DiNardi
George Morfogen ...
Sordino
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Ann
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Corbett
John Seitz ...
Coglin
Marc Gomes ...
Rand
Stephen Pearlman ...
Martin Prager
Dave Nichols ...
Mayor Thompson
Doug Lennox ...
Bristol
Marcia Diamond ...
Mrs. Prager
Marilyn Boyle ...
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This movie is based only on the testimony of Harold Kauffman. Who was known around New York as a small time thief, and Rat! Most of the facts were white washed to make Harold look good. When in fact he turned states evidence after getting caught driving drunk and the FBI threaten to send him back to jail! He worked for the king of the garbage industry "Chuck Macaluso" in New Jersey. He has been part of the witness protection program for over 16 years. Written by <billyd@adnc.com>

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A great character study/drama, not completely factual
15 February 2002 | by (North Plainfield) – See all my reviews

This was a very good and forgotten TV movie that was shown on CBS once, and I don't think was ever aired again, anywhere-I'm lucky for my mother to have recorded it. Alan arkins' performance along with the performance of Michael Learned as Kaufmans' girlfriend, Ray Serra, and Jon Polito were fantastic. Original soundtrack flows superb. However this story is solely according to Harold Kaufman and the NJ Starledger news paper, and it makes Kaufman out to be an aging not-so-bad thief that suddenly has a crisis of conscience, in fact in a Starledger article released on the date the movie was aired, Kaufman admitted Michael Learneds' character never existed and was created for dramatic purposes


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