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The Verne Miller Story (1987)

R | | Drama | 21 June 1988 (USA)
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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Continuity and reality
26 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While the movie is about Verne Miller's life it also documents one of the most important events in law enforcement history, the Kansas City Massacre. It was this event that took place at Union Station Kansas City in 1933 that permitted Federal Agents to carry weapons. However, two points to bring up. First is continuity. At the time of the Kansas City Massacre, Al Capone was in Alcatraz and was not, as the movie indicates, out of prison to tell his men not to touch Frank Nash. The second relates to reality. Union Station Kansas City was depicted as an old wooden train "depot" when in reality it is a magnificent 850,000 sq. ft. edifice of marble and granite. Other inconsistencies have been brought to light with recent research. The most significant of these is that the officers killed at Union Station were not killed by Vern Miller and his two cohorts but by other police officers. This was uncovered after the production of this movie.


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