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Lansky (1999)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Drama, Crime  |  27 February 1999 (USA)
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This is the telling of the life of organized crime boss, Meyer Lansky, as remembered by him as a very old man who is moving about the world looking for some country that will take him in ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Yosef Carmon ...
Rabbi / Caretaker (as Yosi Carmon)
Mosko Alkalai ...
Jewelry Shopkeeper (as Moscu Alcalay)
Fima Noveck ...
Hasid in Grodno
Joshua Praw ...
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Max Lansky (as Bernard Hiller)
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Yetta Lansky
Larry Moss ...
Benjamin Lansky
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Jake Lansky Ages 9-11 (as Christopher Marquette)
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Benjamin Kimball Smith ...
Irish Gang Leader (as Benjamin K. Smith)
Brian Casey ...
Irish Boy #1
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Irish Boy #2
Daniel Sagal ...
Irish Boy #3
Anthony Medwetz ...
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This is the telling of the life of organized crime boss, Meyer Lansky, as remembered by him as a very old man who is moving about the world looking for some country that will take him in since the US courts have put out an extradition order for him to stand trial. It tells of a young man growing up in the Jewish ghettos of America's big cities at the turn of the century and of his bright intelligence which he used for moving into crime. "I'm only a gambler," he claimed, "just like most all Americans." When asked by a reporter to comment on the killings that occurred under his leadership he declined, thereby making this film's thrust that of personalities and relationships rather than of acts of violence or the workings of corrupt deeds. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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The Mind That Organized Crime.

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Rated R for language, violence and nudity | See all certifications »
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At the end of the film it stated that Lansky was born in 1903. In fact, he was born on July 4th 1902. See more »

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In the Mood
Written by Joe Garland (as Joseph C. Garland) and Andy Razaf (uncredited)
Arranged by Glenn Miller
Performed by Glenn Miller
Courtesy of RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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boring plodder of a film that should be much better
4 June 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This tells the story of Meyer Lansky, a big time crook or not depending on your viewpoint, the film shows lansky as a guy in his old age looking back on his life in short clip flashbacks, it tells us the major events and the development of his crime empire, the script is poor the acting stilted, despite some major acting talent in the film, at no point is there any dramatic tension or blood stirring action, it meanders towards a totally unstartling conclusion, it turns out the lights, puts itself to bed, and goes to sleep with anyone watching having already got there an hour beforehand, really don't watch it, it should have been attention grabbing and entertaining, its a 1 out of ten for me.


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