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Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (1992)

For a generation, the mobs main money machine was the Teamsters Union. When Jimmy Hoffa disappeared, the fight was on to see who could follow him. Jackie Presser was the son of a long time ... See full summary »

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Jackie Presser
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Tom Noonan
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Carmen
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Bill Presser
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Maishe
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O'Connell
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Allen
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Dickerson
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Sanger
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Salerno
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Anthony Provenzano
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For a generation, the mobs main money machine was the Teamsters Union. When Jimmy Hoffa disappeared, the fight was on to see who could follow him. Jackie Presser was the son of a long time union board member and when he retired, Jackie was elevated to one of the most powerful position in the country; President of the Teamsters Union. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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Rated R for strong language, and for some violence. | See all certifications »
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Dennehy Good Choice For Lead Role
7 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If any actor looks the role - a tough, Jimmy Hoffa-like union boss - it has to be Brian Dennehy, so the filmmakers certainly cast the right guy for the part. Dennehy also has a history playing mean, foul-mouthed villains. Thus, playing the son of the head of a corrupt union family, is right up his alley. Here, he rises to the power via corruption.

Unfortunately the character he plays, "Jackie Presser," is so unlikeable that he makes the movie unpleasant to watch. He chains smokes, too, which doesn't help and he looks, acts and sounds like a profane slob. Two supporting actors in here also can also portray similar slime-balls: Robert Prosky and Eli Wallach.

I'm sorry but I didn't find this made-for HBO film fun to watch. It was nice to see, however, that it was filmed 90 miles away from me up in Toronto, Ontario.


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