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Bonanno: A Godfather's Story (1999)

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

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

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Inside the heart and mind of the Mafia.

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Family: The Life and Times of Joseph Bonanno  »

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

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September 10, 1931 caption of photo in NY Daily News has NY Mets Bobby Klaus sliding near catcher Vic Roznovsky of Cubs. Both players played in the 1960's. See more »

Quotes

Charlie 'Lucky' Luciano: You can't make money with a gun in your hand.
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There's a REASON the Puzo/Coppola film is a CLASSIC
1 December 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is a piece of celluloid CRAP. You can tell when you are watching a "wanna be" mafia film....and this is it. This made NO SENSE at all, didnt start at the beginning of his life, charactors were all over the place...and the TERM "GODFATHER" didnt even EXIST until PUZO wrote the book!.....THEN, the real mafia, borrowed the PHRASE and made it their own AFTER the movie.....THIS piece of claptrap would have one thinking that the phrase (representing the mafia don) was used back in the 20's...when these people were only called "DON"....outside of the original Godfather movie, if you want to see another decent mob flick, check out Puzo's The Last Don (part 1) part 2 sucked.


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