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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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Trivia

Was originally planned for a theatrical release, but the project fell short on funding. Therefore, it became an HBO film. 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 »

Quotes

John Gotti: What is it?
Neil Dellacroce: Don Carlo's dead. Heart attack an hour ago.
John Gotti: Let him rest.
Neil Dellacroce: He made Big Paul the new boss on his deathbed.
John Gotti: What? No fuckin' way Carlo passed you up. For what? That piece of shit? He don't understand the street. He wants to be some butter-ass businessman. Come on. That's not Cosa Nostra.
Neil Dellacroce: Maybe a street guy is not what is needed. Maybe times are changin' John.
John Gotti: Bullshit! Come on! The soldiers don't even want him. Ask anyone here. They starve under the guy. Niel, the fuckin' guy he ...
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Soul Makossa
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Written by Manu Dibango
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A gripping insight of the rise and fall of the "Dapper Don".
13 October 2002 | by (watford,england) – See all my reviews

A superb performance by Armand Assante as Gotti.A fast-paced exploration of the Gambino crine family of New York. The film focuses on the violent aspect of organized crime and the police operations to fight it and bring John Gotti to justice. This fact based drama is a powerful,disturbing saga of the Mafia in America. It is a tale of a iron willed Capo who later became the most powerful leader in American mob history. Gotti chose to live and die by the gun in order to reap vast fortunes and personal power,and of the plots they weave in the course of turning crime into a business.


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