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 »
A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
When "Lucky" Luciano and the others bring in "Mad Dog" Coll to offer him a chance to move to California, they get into a discussion about Coll's style of killing, to which Coll slaps "Bugsy" Siegel on the knee and laughs out "There's nothing so pretty as the back of a man's head!" Ironically, when Bugsy Siegel was murdered in 1947, he was shot through the back of the head. See more »
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 »
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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I have loved this film since it came out and I can't believe some of the comments! Did you really expect another Goodfellas from the Brat Pack? Or did you just watch the film so you could confirm your suspicions and have a good moan? The film is very entertaining and well acted. Robert De Niro and Al Pacino may be good actors but the cast of this film is much easier on the eye(!) and I don't think you can fault the acting in this film. Patrick Dempsey and Christian Slater are particularly good in their roles.
Stop being so judgemental and accept the film for what it is - an entertaining action flick loosely based on real events. If you expect a history lesson from the cinema you are bound to be disappointed!
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