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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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This movie features two actors with real life associations to real New York mobsters: Marc Lawrence, who portrays Carlo Gambino, was friends with Charles "Lucky" Luciano. He would visit him in Italy where Lucky was deported to after his release from prison. And Anthony Quinn, who portrays Neil Dellacroce, was friends with Frank Costello (Lucky's former under boss) after Costello had retired from the mob. See more »

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When Frank DeCicco's car is blown up it is across the street, but it later appears in front of the club. See more »

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John Gotti: Let me go through this RICO thing again. It says if anyone anywhere is caught doin' anything wrong, then everyone is guilty up and down the line. Wait a minute. This is a law?
Bruce Cutler: Yeah, it is the government's license to throw out the Constitution.
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One of my Favorite Mob Movies of all time
16 June 2006 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

I have watched 'Gotti' over 100 times. If you like quotable dialog you will love this movie. It is one of my all time favorite movies of any genre. Armand Assante is awesome as John Gotti. If it wasn't an HBO movie I believe Assante would have been nominated for an academy award. Anthony Quinn is also excellent as Neil. The dialog is spoken in a hastened Queens/Brooklyn accent so turn the subtitles on so you don't miss any lines. This movie has become a cult favorite in my circle of movie fanatic friends. It is on par with Goodfellas, Mean Streets, Carlito's Way and the like. If you liked these films you should like 'Gotti' as well.


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