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Gotti (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Crime | Drama  -  17 August 1996 (USA)
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John Gotti, the head of a small New York mafia crew breaks a few of the old family rules. He rises to become the head of the Gambino family and the most well-known mafia boss in America. He... See full summary »

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The story of crime boss John Gotti and his son.

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John Gotti, the head of a small New York mafia crew breaks a few of the old family rules. He rises to become the head of the Gambino family and the most well-known mafia boss in America. He is known as the Dapper Don for his expensive taste in suits, and the Teflon Don because none of the FBI charges against him will stick. Life is good, but suspicion creeps in, and greed, rule-breaking and his high public profile all threaten to topple him. Written by Brian Rawnsley <rawnsleb@natlib.govt.nz>

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Rated R for graphic violence, strong language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Gotti: The Rise and Fall of a Real Life Mafia Don  »

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This film was the highest rated original telefilm in HBO history at that time. The success of the film convinced HBO to cast film costars, Dominic Chianese, Vincent Pastore and Tony Sirico in a series in development at the time called The Sopranos (1999). See more »

Goofs

The audio played back in the courtroom is not the same as the conversation that took place earlier in the film. Notably, John Gotti used the phrase "physically sick" during the earlier conversation, but it does not appear when the tape is played back. Also when Gotti asks who "did the work?" Frankie says "Sammy," but on the tape, Frankie says "Fucking Sammy" which Gotti repeats. See more »

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John Gotti: Jo Jo walks into the bar. He's wearin' a solid gold belt buckle this big: says Jo Jo on it, he's got a braclet on his arm: says Jo Jo on it, he's got a fuckin' necklace: says Jo Jo on it, he's got solid gold cuff links: they all say Jo Jo on 'em. Wait, wait this little guy walks into the bar and says, "Excuse me mister Jo Jo." He said, "Shut the fuck up, I don't want anyone to know I'm here."
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Referenced in Blade II (2002) See more »

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Cara Mia
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Written by Bunny Lewis (as Lee Lange) and Mantovani (as Julio Trapani)
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Poor man's "Godfather"
16 April 2003 | by (Akron, Ohio) – See all my reviews

This movie focuses a LOT more on just the actual man John Gotti rather than all the affect he has. Armand Assante is very convincing and did an excellent job acting. However, unlike The Godfather, this is a REAL story. That makes it all the more fun to watch. It's definitely worth watching if you're a gangster movie addict like me

It's definitely no Godfather, but if you're looking for something new...give it a shot

8/10


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