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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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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

There's a shot of Manhattan, which is supposed to take place in 1973, however we can see a building from the World Financial Center which didn't exist in 1973 and the antenna on top of the north tower of the World Trade Center which wasn't there at the time. This is clearly a shot of the Manhattan skyline as it looked in the mid 1990s. See more »

Quotes

John Gotti: Whatta ya want me to do I'm alone here, I'm clean. Step into my office, this is business.
Black Leader: Business? You know you one crazy mutha fuckin Wop man... let's walk.
John Gotti: So I hear you're missing 6 ounces of coke.
Black Leader: Yeah, you heard right... and that guinea Perrilo, he's gonna get a shiv stuck in his ass!
John Gotti: Ya know I say hard time is for hard ons... what we tryin to do here, tryin to do some easy time. Ya know, you start that shit and it's a lockdown. Then what you got? You got no booze, no broads, no phones, ...
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Referenced in The Reapers (2004) See more »

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Jumpin'
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Written by Steve Gray
Bruton Music Ltd
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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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