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Boss of Bosses (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Crime | Drama  -  19 July 2005 (Sweden)
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The story of the rise and fall of the powerful New York City organized crime boss, Paul Castellano.

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This film follows the life of Paul Castellano, a mobster who rose in the ranks of New York City's Gambino crime family with the help of his considerable intelligence until he was picked to become the reigning don of the family in the 1970s. Flush with his power, he charts a new course for the mob with the emphasis on a low profile approach exploiting quiet crime business like labour union control while promising to deal with murderous severity anyone he catches dealing with drugs. Yet for all the sureness of his position's authority, his own indiscretions in his personal life provide complications of his own. With this being combined with the growing restiveness of his underling's discomfort with his quiet approach and the FBI agents who are determined to bring him down, then the stage is set for a tragic fall. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@rogers.com>

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Some people live by the rules. Paul Castellano died by them.

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Just another mob movie
6 July 2013 | by (Valencia, Spain) – See all my reviews

Ever since the Godfather movies came out, everyone in Hollywood has been trying to catch lightning in a bottle. But like so many things in life, there is only one great Godfather movie, and it is not this one.

The formula of every Italian mobster movie is basically the same. The main guy is all about family. He owns an Italian restaurant. He is an imposing figure. He has lots of money, women, and hoods with guns. Somebody wants to take him down, or disrespects him, and lots of people must die.

This is how all these movies go. The low budget movies, like this one, focus more on relationships and discussions, and tone down the gunfights and murder. Nothing to see here. This movie is nothing special. Move along now...


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