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As the elder don dies, his young heir moves into the position. He quickly proves to be as ruthless as he tries to discover who has launched a plot to overthrow his rule and may be infiltrating other families. In a left over plot line, his aunt discovers that the young don had her son murdered first setting her off in a plot to kill him. Then when she is stopped she is driven into the arms of a conflicted priest. Meanwhile, an undercover FBI agent moves into the family home as a teacher for the don's handicapped daughter. Written by
John Sacksteder <email@example.com>
I don't understand our fascination with the underworld (viz. the immense success of "The Sopranos.") but I share it. Perhaps it's like our fascination of the Nazis, an intriguing mix of elegance and evil, "The Last Don" is an obvious clone of the Godfather, including its score and the dark, warm toned cinematography. But that is not to say it isn't an excellent piece of work and a gripping story. There is graphic sex and blood spattered rat-a-tat-tat violence. But, unlike the Sopranos, the language is restrained. Interesting that women voters of all ages on IMDb gave it a unanimous ten. Do they enjoy the blood? Or perhaps their secret fantasy is bedding a Catholic priest. The film was shot in and around Toronto. The city once more demonstrates its remarkable diversity. But is it too much to hope that someday Toronto might play itself rather than stand in for New York. You probably could do a pretty good film about the Toronto mob!
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