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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Joey
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Jeremy Schoenberg ...
Crapshooter
Miles Perlich ...
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Rabbi
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Anto Nolan ...
Irish Cop
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Antonio Luciano
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Rosalie Luciano
Stevie Restivo ...
Little Brother
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Little Sister
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Rocco
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Don Faranzano
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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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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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26 July 1991 (USA)  »

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$23,000,000 (estimated)

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$20,246,790 (USA)
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Trivia

Johnny Depp turned down the role of Lucky Luciano. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Don Salvatore Faranzano: [at a dinner party following Don Masseria's assassination] ... My friends! Honorable men! I welcome you today as your Caesar. The boss of all bosses! To give impartial leadership, I have turned over my interests to other members of my family. In return, I will receive a fair share of the proceeds from all the families across the country. From now on, we will be divided into five families. And the boss from each family will report to me... Mr. Thomas Gagliano; Mr. Joseph Bonanno; Mr. Joseph ...
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Referenced in Bunheads: I'll Be Your Meyer Lansky (2013) See more »

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I think this movie should have a higher rating.
10 June 2002 | by (Fredrikstad,Norway) – See all my reviews

This is a good mafia movie,with good story telling,good acting and good atmosphere.I really enjoy mafia movies,and therefore I think this movie is underrated.The story is not unlike other mafia movies,about robbing each other and killing everyone in the way,but off course with class. Highly underrated,good movie.


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