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The Verne Miller Story (1987)

R  |   |  Drama  |  21 June 1988 (USA)
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Upon his release from prison, Verne Miller works his way into Al Capone's organization. He becomes a top assassin and earns Capone's trust. Miller's failing health and an oversized ego get ... See full summary »

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Upon his release from prison, Verne Miller works his way into Al Capone's organization. He becomes a top assassin and earns Capone's trust. Miller's failing health and an oversized ego get him into trouble with the law and Capone. His only true friends are two women -- a lover and a nurse. Written by Melissa Portell <mportell@s-cwis.unomaha.edu>

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Seriously disjointed gangster drama .........
20 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Scott Glenn plays the flamboyant gangster,Verne Miller, who worked for Al Capone out of Kansas City. The film comes across as more a series of random events, rather than a cohesive story. Believability is seriously tested, with Glenn having the charisma to bed any woman he desires. As with Al Capone, Miller suffered the ravishes of advanced Syphilis, which is mercilessly hammered home throughout the movie. Supporting characters are a real mixed bag, with Andrew Robinson and Ed O'Ross the most memorable. Character development of Verne Miller is terrific, unfortunately the rest of the characters simply revolve around Miller, with little or no development. This is no "Godfather" or "Untouchables", but is a must see for admirers of Scott Glenn. - MERK


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