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The Funeral (1996)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  1 November 1996 (USA)
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New York City, the 1930s. A powerful crime family is caught in a lethal crossfire between union organizers and brutal corporate bosses. Against this turbulent backdrop, the family's three ... See full summary »

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Sali
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Gian DiDonna ...
Ray Sr. (as Gian Di Donna)
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Sentieri (as Dmitry Prachenko)
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Storyline

New York City, the 1930s. A powerful crime family is caught in a lethal crossfire between union organizers and brutal corporate bosses. Against this turbulent backdrop, the family's three street-hardened brothers and the women they love are about to be plunged into a deadly confrontation with their enemies, with each other, and with their own dark heritage of violence, madness and murder. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Once you pull the trigger, there's no going back. See more »

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Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong crude sex scenes, strong violence and language | See all certifications »
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1 November 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Begräbnis  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$41,768 (USA) (1 November 1996)

Gross:

$1,227,324 (USA) (27 December 1996)
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Trivia

In 2009, Empire Magazine named The Funeral (1996) #16 in a poll of the "20 Greatest Gangster Movies You've Never Seen (Probably)". See more »

Goofs

Johnny is dead in his coffin, but he flinches when someone brushes his eyebrows. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Humphrey Bogart: Just keep in mind that I and the boy are a candidate for hangin'. And the first time any one of ya makes a wrong move, I'm gonna kill the whole lot of ya.
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Connections

Features The Petrified Forest (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Tonight Will Be The Night
Music and Lyrics by Joe Delia (Slymoon Publishing Co./BMI) and Abel Ferrara
Performed by Chris Penn
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Another interesting piece from Ferrara who goes for the mind and leaves you silent.
16 February 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Once again Ferrara attracts big star names to a small picture with large ambitions. This film would have made a great gangster saga but Ferrara and writer St. John are more interested about the characters than the story. What occurs on the surface may be minimal and very uncreative but deep within you enter the souls of each character who question their values as they mourn the death of a family member. Each one carrying a dilemma to the very surprising ending. This film could have been set in any era as it deals with intelligent issues such as the complex male macho image as questioned by Sciorra's character.


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