Henry Moon is captured for a capital offense by a posse when his horse quits while trying to escape to Mexico. He finds that there is a post-Civil War law in the small town that any single ... See full summary »
Jack Nicholson's portrait of Teamsters Union leader Jimmy Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his longtime friend Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito). This film follows Hoffa's passionate struggle to shape America's most influential labor union through his countless battles with the Regional Transit Authority. As he fights for workers' rights, Hoffa locks horns with industry management, organized crime and Attorney General Robert Kennedy. In 1975, four years after serving his prison term, Hoffa disappears, in one of America's most fascinating unsolved crime mysteries. Written by
At the time of this film's release, this had been 17 years since Jimmy Hoffa disappeared and 10 years since he was declared "legally dead" (when authorities gave up actively searching for Hoffa). See more »
The car in which Hoffa is shot is a 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Brogham. Hoffa disappeared in 1975. See more »
I thought this was a great film, and I stress the word "film" because so many people are critical of "Hoffa" due to its lack of total historical accuracy. Its a movie based on a historical figure ,not a historical biography. Creative license was used to portray a man that while corrupt, was necessary for the American labor movement at that time. Many people owe Jimmy Hoffa a great deal of gratitude for the advancements he made for the "Working Man". This is often lost today because Jimmy Hoffa ultimately went down, and as we all know Americans love a winner. Danny Devito and Jack Nicholson were great. The DVD is well worth its price and contains some great extras, including some actual footage of Jimmy Hoffa and Robert Kennedy at the hearings in the late 50's. 9 out of 10 .
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