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Gotti (1996)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  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

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

Quotes

Neil Dellacroce: If Don Carlo had said you gotta go, I woulda come here today with these two "zips" and you would go... John, you cannot whack a made man on somebody else's crew! There rules... you break the rules and this whole god damn thing of ours crack and crumbles... CAPICHE?
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Referenced in The Cruise (1998) See more »

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Here Comes the Band
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Written by Dick Walter
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a very good tv movie!!
31 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

"Gotti" is the TRUE STORY about the notorious rise and fall of mobster, John Gotti. As a student of organized crime history, I can honestly tell you, that this movie gives you MAJOR insight into the life of John Gotti. Was he a good guy who took care of his people or a vicious bad guy?. For those who don't know, John Gotti, became very early a legend on the streets of New York City. He became a made man of the Gambino family in the early 70's. Gotti made a lot of money for the family and he quickly earned the trust of his boss, Carlo Gambino. The movie starts by showing, how Gotti seemed to have problems following [the mafia] rules at first and almost gets killed. This sets the movie very well off and gives us a better insight in, not only Gottis life, but the mafia and how they see it. Sort of like GoodFellas, but only that was the Lucchese family. The Gambino family has a alot more history and a family that was originally started by Lucky Luciano in 1931. Armand Assante who plays Gotti makes an outstanding performance here and really triggers the movies atmosphere. Anthony Quinn who plays mob kingpin Neil Dellacroce, Gottis mentor, does a wonderful job. His presence is absolute stellar. GoodFella, Frank Vincent and Bill Forsythe do a great job too. This is not a movie, this is a tv movie done by HBO and it's a rare thing to see a good tv movie these days. The director of this film, Robert Harmon, sure knows what he is up to here!!. If you liked GoodFellas, Casino and The Godfather movies then I would really recommend you to see this one.


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