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Gotti (1996)

John Gotti rises to head the powerful Gambino crime family before being convicted in 1992 of racketeering and murder.

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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 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 Castellano's driver gets shot the blood appears on the outside of his coat but when the coat flies open, there is no blood or bullet holes. See more »

Quotes

Homeless Man: Leave tha man alone, leave the man alone
John Gotti: Take that for yourself
Lady News Reporter: Do you always hand out $50's to street people
John Gotti: Is that a $50? Here take a $100... gimme back the $50. It's rough on the streets, everyone has to score once in a while
Lady News Reporter: I guess that's why your neighborhood loves you so much?
John Gotti: Could be... yeah
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Written by Bunny Lewis (as Lee Lange) and Mantovani (as Julio Trapani)
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rise and fall of the last don.
24 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

Gotti is exceptional piece of film brought to the small screen,the cast is outstanding and nail biting stuff from the start to the very end. armand assante`s performance is so chilling as the dapper don,and it brings so much intensity leaving the audience compelled by this larger than life charismatic figure of the underworld.The dialogue is snappy and the onscreen chemistry between Assante`s portrayal of Gotti and Quinns as Neil dellacross is more than convincing.This film works well because it doesn't rely to much on violence as its predessors did in Goodfellas and others like casino.


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