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Mike Battaglia
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Ruthie Battaglia
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Bankie Como
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Matt Duffy
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Lucia
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Sterling
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Charlie D'Amico
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Mal
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Carmine
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A hitman heeds a spiritualist's prophesies that he will rise to the head of his family. He starts his ascension by clandestinely executing the heads of the family and casting the blame on others. However, with power comes consequences that are also predicted by the seer. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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You only respect what you fear.

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18 January 1991 (USA)  »

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Czcigodni mordercy  »

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$139,155 (USA)
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John Turturro's on-screen wife is played by Katherine Borowitz (who is also his real-life wife). See more »

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Version of Twelfth Night (1964) See more »

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Stylish, intense and original adaptation.
28 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Checked this film out because of a positive review in the New York Times. Really captures the spirit of the Bard's play in a modern gangster setting. Doesn't romanticize the gangster life like other contemporary films in the genre. Doesn't pull any punches. Goes for the jugular instead, literally. Easy to see how top of the line actors like Stieger, Turturro, Boyle, Farina and Tucci were attracted to this low budget project. A daring experiment which shows how the themes and narratives of Shakespeare transcend time and place, Dark. Stylish. Intense. Very original adaptation with real flair. Would love to see it projected wide screen in a revival but will settle for the DVD release for the time being.


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