6.7/10
748
11 user 1 critic

Bonanno: A Godfather's Story (1999)

Trailer
1:43 | Trailer
The true life story of mafia boss Joesph Bonanno. The story spans from Bonanno's early beginings in Italy, to his conquests in America.

Director:

Writers:

(book), (book) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Boss of Bosses (TV Movie 2001)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The story of the rise and fall of the powerful New York City organized crime boss, Paul Castellano.

Director: Dwight H. Little
Stars: Chazz Palminteri, Angela Alvarado, Jay O. Sanders
Witness to the Mob (TV Movie 1998)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano was mafiosi. He started out as a soldier, but his talent for murder, including the slayings of his best friends, his wife's brother and his own boss, Paul ... See full summary »

Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan
Stars: Nicholas Turturro, Tom Sizemore, Debi Mazar
The Last Don (TV Mini-Series 1997)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Sprawling Mario Puzo novel about an Italian family of gangsters draws the inevitable comparison to "The Godfather", but does find its own direction. Headed by Don Domenico Clericuzio, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Danny Aiello, Joe Mantegna, Daryl Hannah
Gotti (TV Movie 1996)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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 »

Director: Robert Harmon
Stars: Armand Assante, Anthony Quinn, William Forsythe
The Last Don II (TV Mini-Series 1998)
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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 ... See full summary »

Stars: Jason Isaacs, Michelle Burke, Conrad Dunn
Made Men (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Don Close
Stars: James Biberi, Cara Buono, Thomas Calabro
Mobsters (1991)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

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.

Director: Michael Karbelnikoff
Stars: Christian Slater, Patrick Dempsey, Rodney Eastman
Excellent Cadavers (TV Movie 1999)
Drama | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

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 »

Director: Ricky Tognazzi
Stars: Chazz Palminteri, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Galiena
Bugsy (1991)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The story of how Bugsy Siegel started Las Vegas.

Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel
Hoodlum (1997)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Black gangsters in 1930 Harlem fights Dutch Schultz who is trying to horn in on their numbers racket.

Director: Bill Duke
Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Tim Roth, Vanessa Williams
Getting Gotti (TV Movie 1994)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Though she grew up in the same neighborhood with him, the new Assistant U.S. Attorney is determined to prosecute Mafia boss John Gotti. Uncooperative FBI agents and bureaucrats will not ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Young
Stars: Lorraine Bracco, Tony Denison, Kathleen Laskey
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Al Capone's Valentine Day surprise for the rival Bugs Moran gang in 1929 Chicago.

Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Jason Robards, George Segal, Ralph Meeker
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Guido Grasso Jr. ...
...
Tony Nardi ...
...
...
Vito DeFilippo ...
Domenico Fiore ...
Gaspar DiGregario (Older) (as Dom Fiore)
...
Aldo Tirelli ...
Bastiano Buster Domingo
...
John Tartamella
Jessica Welch ...
Fanny Labruzzo (Young)
...
Fanny Labruzzo (Older)
Antonio Maltese ...
Italian Naval Cadet
Vito Rezza ...
Edit

Storyline

The true life story of mafia boss Joesph Bonanno. The story spans from Bonanno's early beginings in Italy, to his conquests in America.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Inside the heart and mind of the Mafia.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

|

Release Date:

25 July 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Family: The Life and Times of Joseph Bonanno  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film is based on real life mafia don Joseph "bananas" bonanno. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Charlie 'Lucky' Luciano: You can't make money with a gun in your hand.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
There are no Sicilians named Joe
29 March 2011 | by (Pantelleria, Italy) – See all my reviews

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.


1 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Can somebody confirm the supposed invovlement in the JFK assasination. Nathan42
different title cameljoe39
ShowTime version burnettchiro-1
Help finding the Complete Saga johnjosey
showtime version Johnboh
Interesting to watch jsenright
Discuss Bonanno: A Godfather's Story (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?