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Mobsters (1991)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  26 July 1991 (USA)
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The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime. As their crime empire expands, they ... See full summary »

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Jeremy Schoenberg ...
Crapshooter
Miles Perlich ...
Crapshooter
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Rabbi
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Anto Nolan ...
Irish Cop
Andy Romano ...
Antonio Luciano
Bianca Rossini ...
Rosalie Luciano
Stevie Restivo ...
Little Brother
Caroline Gillette ...
Little Sister
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Rocco
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Don Salvatore Faranzano
Tracy Swenson ...
Joey's Mother
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The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime. As their crime empire expands, they have to deal with many problems, including their own differing opinions on how to run their business, the local Godfather, and the psychotic Mad Dog Coll. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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They had what it took to build an empire...They just built it on the wrong side of the law. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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26 July 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gangsters  »

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$23,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$20,246,790 (USA)
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Feature-film debut of commercial director Michael Karbelnikoff, who replaced Luis Mandoki after Mandoki dropped out of the project. See more »

Goofs

The Internal Revenue Service is mentioned twice as having investigated income tax evasion. Before 1953 the IRS was the "Bureau of Internal Revenue"; it was changed to Internal Revenue Service to emphasize "service" to taxpayers. See more »

Quotes

Don Salvatore Faranzano: [supposedly, Lucky offers his services to Faranzano as a mole against Don Masseria] I hope you can appreciate some facts, Charlie. Conditions have changed. Some people have gotten too powerful... I want you to take care of Don Masseria personally, do it yourself. That's not all, though. Lansky and Siegel. I know you've always gotten along, but Jews, they're different. You cross 'em once, fight with 'em once, and they're gone. I know this. I've heard they're a different race... Jews. You and I ...
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Referenced in Bunheads: I'll Be Your Meyer Lansky (2013) See more »

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The story of 'Lucky' Luciano!

I have always been very interested in the mob from early 1900 to the 50's. This film didn't disappoint me, probably because I wasn't expecting much. I knew this film was just made in order to get 4 young rising actors on screen together. Those actors being Christian Slater whom would later go to star in Brocken Arrow with John Trovolta. Patrick Dempsey who plays Meyer Lansky, Richard Grieco who plays Bugsy Siegel (The man who made Las Vegas) and Costas Mandylor as Frank Costello.

The film feels very rushed and it seems the producers were more interested in the action rather than story which is interesting on its own. THe characters arnt developed very well but as someone who has read up on all of them I felt as if I already knew them. Christian Slater does the best but looks nothing like the real Luciano. The film was too short running in at around 105 minutes. I think the director's and writers should have sat down and watched GOODFELLAS which was made the year before.


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