Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace (1991)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Mystery, Action  |  24 November 1991 (USA)
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Both sides of the law hunt Costabile ''Gus'' Farace (Tony Danza) for slaying a federal drug agent in 1989 New York.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gus Farace
Charles Rose
Paulie Romano
Joseph F. Zanni Jr.
Bobby Fontino
Timothy Lanigan
Danny D'Arcangelo
Margaret Klenck
Vinnie Pergola


Both sides of the law hunt Costabile ''Gus'' Farace (Tony Danza) for slaying a federal drug agent in 1989 New York.

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Rated R for some violence and drug content | See all certifications »




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24 November 1991 (USA)  »

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Mob Justice  »

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When Farace and his accomplice drive past the DEA agents' car and does a U-Turn, there is a security officer/fireman in the background. In the next shot from outside the car, the officer is gone. See more »

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Mobs and cops
9 April 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw this as part of the In the Line of Fire series of films and its loosely based on true facts. However the interesting part is when we have Samuel L Jackson at the beginning who plays the DEA agent shot dead by Gus Farace (Tony Danza) a ruthless bad guy freshly released from jail.

Once Jackson is gone so will your interest in the film despite the best efforts of Ted Levine playing agent from the US Attorney's office who leads the FBI manhunt which includes harassing the mob who in turn go after Farace to silence him.

Tony Danza seems to be having fun as playing the low rent gangster, makes a change from Who's the Boss I guess but the actors are hampered down by a poor and mundane script and the film seems overlong.

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