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Mob War (1989)

 -  Action | Crime  -  11 October 1989 (USA)
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When the New York City police disrupt a big cocaine deal, the TV news reporters find John Falcone, a local mobster, nearby. They ask some tough questions, and Falcone decides he needs a ... See full summary »

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Don Ricci
Johnny Stumper ...
Todd Barrett
David Henry Keller ...
John Falcone
John Rano ...
Hector
Danny Kuchuck ...
Juan Pendejo (as Oliver Daniels)
Steven Kaman ...
Martin Spostein (as Sven Nuvo)
Adrianna Maxwell ...
Whitney Barrett
Dan Lutsky ...
Vince Petracco
Angel Caban ...
Felix
Monica Helm ...
Janice
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Linda
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Sal
Neave Benton ...
Tommy Bradford
Tony Kruk ...
Tony
Buzzy Dannenfelser ...
Joey
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When the New York City police disrupt a big cocaine deal, the TV news reporters find John Falcone, a local mobster, nearby. They ask some tough questions, and Falcone decides he needs a public relations man to help burnish his image. He hires Todd Barrett, and he keeps Barrett in line with generous helpings of cocaine. Meanwhile, Falcone's unorthodox, violent, and sadistic methods get him cross-wise with Don Ricci, the boss. A mob war may break out. When Todd's wife is endangered, can the flack attack back at the racketeers? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Forget what you've heard. Forget what you've read. Forget what you've seen. In New York, this is the way it really is. See more »

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Todd Barrett's wife is referred to as Alyssa in the movie, but in the credits, the character is listed as "Whitney Barrett." See more »

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19 March 2003 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This is a movie without any redeeming values. Bad script, bad acting, bad cinematography, even bad foley work -- there's one scene in which the lead mafioso is pouring a couple of glasses of wine and it sounds like the mike is taped to the inside of a toilet bowl as someone is urinating into it. Another scene, inside a network newsroom, echoes. In the scenes where people are sitting inside cars, talking, they all shout. The makeup is awful. The public relations man's girlfriend sits in a darkened bedroom wearing a couple of pounds of mascara.

There is so much to this movie that is awful, from the sheer brutality and stupidity of the characters to the script in which people keep screaming about respect, to some fat mobster who keeps cackling in the background that I can recall no movie which approaches this in its stupidity. Even the works of Ed Wood is suffused with good intentions. I suppose there is some purpose to this movie: if you want some one to never speak to you again, recommend this movie.


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