Jessie is an aging career criminal who has been in more jails, fights, schemes, and lineups than just about anyone else. His son Vito, while currently on the straight and narrow, has had a fairly shady past and is indeed no stranger to illegal activity. They both have great hope for Adam, Vito's son and Jessie's grandson, who is bright, good-looking, and without a criminal past. So when Adam approaches Jessie with a scheme for a burglary he's shocked, but not necessarily uninterested. Written by
Murray Chapman <email@example.com>
There's nothing like a good robbery... to bring a family together.
Did You Know?
The casting process began with actor Matthew Broderick
. Director Sidney Lumet
said: "I went to Matthew first. I asked him to come along with the film even though his part hadn't been fleshed out. He was somebody I had wanted to work with and, thank God, he went on my word and we did flesh out the role". See more
When Jessie McMullen confronts Jimmy Chiu in his car, he calls him by his real name (Wong). See more
That's the whole show?
Yes, unless you want to tell the Pee Wee Grogan story again.
The Tenement Symphony
Written by Hal Borne
and Sid Kuller See more