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Mobsters (1991)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  26 July 1991 (USA)
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From start to finish, it's a story of friendship between 4 street-wise males who don't mind using violence to achieve the lives that they want. They trust no one but each other which is vital to their success as mobsters.

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Cast

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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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Storyline

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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Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$20,246,790 (USA)
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Trivia

Feature-film debut of commercial director Michael Karbelnikoff, who replaced Luis Mandoki after Mandoki dropped out of the project. See more »

Goofs

The results of Rothstein's first card deal on the table are not visible subsequently. See more »

Quotes

Bugsy: ...We've been friends a long time, Tommy. You know what Charlie always says: "This is America... and everything is money."
Tommy Reina: [who Bugsy knows has set up Lucky Luciano for Don Faranzano] Yeah, I think I may have heard that somewhere.
Bugsy: But this ain't money, Tommy. This is friendship.
[shoots him dead]
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Referenced in Bunheads: I'll Be Your Meyer Lansky (2013) See more »

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The Vidiot Reviews
23 April 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Mobsters

The worst part about being a young gangster is that no one takes your ice pick serious until it's too late.

Luckily, the nextgen in this action movie have brains and bullets.

When a fresh-faced Lucky Luciano (Christian Slater) meets youthful Meyer Lansky (Patrick Dempsey) the two, along with Bugsy Siegel (Richard Grieco) and Frank Costello (Costas Mandylor), make a name for themselves in the bootlegging racket.

Over time, the gangster squad seizes control of NYC from the old bosses and divides it between the five main families.

But can this new crime regime keep from crumbling under its own infighting?

Overly violent and under acted, this loose interpretation of the upper echelon of the underworld's top brass fails to live up to its lofty ambitions.

Incidentally, this film reinforces that the only way to get ahead in this world is to mow the older generation down with Tommy guns.

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