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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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From start to finish, it's a story of friendship between 4 street-wise males who don't mind using violence to achieve the lives that they want. They trust no one but each other which is vital to their success as mobsters.
Fact based story about the political battle that was waged against the Mafia in Sicily during the late 1980's and early 1990's. Chazz Palminteri plays Giovanni Falcone, a crusading ... See full summary »
F. Murray Abraham,
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The film is based on real life mafia don Joseph "bananas" bonanno. See more »
In a scene where Bonanno is reading a newspaper announcing Germany and Italy's declaration of war on the US (December 11, 1941), the back page of the paper announces the results of a Brooklyn Dodgers double-header, and the Yankees, Indians and Tigers wins. The baseball season in 1941 ended on October 6th at Ebbets Field, in the very first "Subway Series", when the Yanks beat the Dodgers 4 games to 1. See more »
Propaganda from the Mafia, in this sense it might be viewed as a dark comedy. It gets countless details wrong, especially every scene where the Sicilians are drinking coffee, incorrectly. One can forgive the mixed cast, it is after all, an acting exercise. However, that this gangster, this author could present such lies, denial, and drama as a substitute for truth is in fact a moral crime, an extension of the guilty mind making dirty lies. Who can even believe this story? Edward Almos is always a pleasure to watch, so there is that. Otherwise, to whatever extent this is in fact a "true" story, it is pathetic. And, I live in Sicily. Sicily does not even have a "j" in their alphabet. I have never, and you never will meet a Sicilian named Joe. The facts, props, names, history and reality have been changed, I would assume, to protect the otherwise empty nonsense of this film.
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