In an attempt to recover from his marriage to Rita Hayworth and restart his career, Orson Welles travels to Italy...only to be drawn into a dangerous web of intrigue, murder and politics when an actor is murdered on his set.
A young black man is a growing basketball star in his school. The Mob decides to initiate him and manage him. He likes the presents, money and girls, but his coach does not. When things go too far, only his coach can do what must be done.
Jon Golan Aharoni,
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Gian Maria Volonté,
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.
Some merit, but will likely not meet your standards
A previous poster in these user comments stated that the events in this movie do not match what happened in real life. I have no doubt that was true, especially considering that the movie was written and directed by schlockmeister Menahem Golan during a severe decline in his career. It's not as bad as some of his other movies - there is some merit. It's never boring despite running almost two hours, the level of acting is okay for the most part, and the budget allowed for ample extras as well as period costumes and vehicles. However, there are definitely areas where the movie is lacking. The Russian locations replicating old time New York City don't look quite right despite their age, and the interiors are poorly lit - maybe in an attempt to hide their equally unconvincing look. The biggest problem the movie has is that we never get in the head of Dutch Schultz. What he's thinking, and why he turned to a life of crime are some questions that are never answered. Not an awful movie, but it's unlikely to be worth your time tracking it down.
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