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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful:
Dennehy Good Choice For Lead Role, 7 June 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States
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.
2 out of 3 people found the following review useful:
Not bad for a HBO made for TV movie, 10 October 2002
Author: mm-39 from Winnipeg
This film is an entertaining watch, not bad for a HBO movie. Denny's performance is good as usual; has a made in Canada feel, my guess probably Toronto. Toronto seem to substitute for many American cities. The film has a gutsy, realistic feel to it, and is made honestly. It you like reading books on these issues, you will like this film. Not a great film but I would watch it again. 6/10
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