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Bonanno: A Godfather's Story (1999)

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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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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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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 »

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


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