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This slow-paced gem is about the civilizing influence of Italy on beleaguered Londoners both male and female and has its own civilizing influence on the viewer. It's almost like taking a ... See full summary »
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Rainer Werner Fassbinder
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After another cardiac arrest, Armand knows he doesn't have long to live. But after more than 70 years in the same house, he doesn't want to die anywhere else. His wife, Rose, has secretly ... See full summary »
Jean Pierre Lefebvre
J. Léo Gagnon,
Federal agent Elliot Ness assembles a personal team of mob fighters to bring Chicago crime boss Al Capone to justice using unconventional means during the mob wars of the 1920s. This fictionalized account of the arrest of Al Capone is heavy on style and gunfire. The end shootout combines a baby carriage and stairs with a nod to Eisenstein's _The Battleship Potemkin_. Written by
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During the shoot out on the bridge, there is a person running behind Ness and Malone. This person is clearly not one of the Untouchables, nor is he a member of the Mountie forces. It's unlikely that either Ness or Malone would allow someone to get behind them, to prevent an attack from the rear.
After Ness and Malone chases their respective members of the Capone gang, this mystery man has totally disappeared. See more »
1930. Prohibition has transformed Chicago into a City at War. Rival gangs compete for control of the city's billion dollar empire of illegal alcohol, enforcing their will with the hand grenade and tommy gun. It is the time of the Ganglords. It is the time of Al Capone.
[to Al Capone]
An article, which I believe appeared in a newspaper, asked why, since you are, or it would seem that you are, in effect, the mayor of Chicago, you've not simply been appointed to that position.
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The title of the aria "Vesti la giubba" from Leoncavallo's opera "Pagliacci" is misspelled in the closing credits of the film: "Vesti la guibba". See more »
This movie has no substance to it. DePalma rips off trite filming techniques, cheaply insulting his predecessors. I'm not too concerned with historical facts and what not, but I am concerned with the craft of film, which I might add, this movie has none of. All the characters are flat, one dimensional, and we really don't gain insight on any of them. Sean Connery was only there to make some cliche remarks now and then, hardly an awe-inspiring performance. The music is the first dismal quality I noticed about this film, right after the cheap Hitchcock knock-off tracking and POV shots. This movie isn't worth seeing, even if you are looking for a "macho", testosterone filled flick. I suggest Pulp Fiction, or even Hard-Boiled. Look to Scorcese for a true "gangster" film.
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