A former street tough returns to his Philadelphia home after a stint in the military. Back on his home turf, he once again finds himself tangling with the mob boss who was instrumental in his going off to be a soldier.
February, 1991. Tommy, a Desert Storm marine dismayed that the US isn't taking out Saddam, breaks some rules and faces hard labor. An FBI agent offers him an out: go home to his gritty, dockside home in Pennsylvania and help get the goods on an Italian heroine dealer; in return, no prison time and no arrest of Tommy's brother Vincent and cousin Joey. Loyalty to family conflicts with loyalty to the code of the street. Can Tommy sort it out, protect his brother and cousin, and stay true? Do young men die - in the sands of the Middle East and on the mean streets of the US - for no reason? Written by
One of the Sicilians name is Provenzano, this is the name that the real life undercover officer used to bring down mafia hitman, Richard 'Ice Man' Kuklinski. See more »
Near the end of the movie, Tommy sits on a bench and waves a red and white PA Transit bus by, this bus is for the Port Authority Transit of Allegheny County, the bus system in Pittsburgh; in Philly the bus would have been a SEPTA bus (South Eastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority). See more »
What do you think makes a guy like that turn? Ratting, there's no excuse Tommy, obviously someone took his place.
I don't know
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10th and wolf is simply the most action-packed, fast-paced mafia movie that i have ever seen. To me it was like watching the departed meets reservoir dogs. The elements that this movie brought to the mafia genre were pretty original - as far as i can tell.
A mafia movie mixed with elements that are pertinent to Americans today
War in the middle east, family, betrayal, and not to mention
incessant philandering, and the constant need for respect - I also loved the elements of the 3 brothers - American born, breed, and raised
trying to get their piece of the pie - when all the while - they are
clearly the underdogs.
Maybe i loved this movie because i'm an action junkie, and the gangster ass scenes just don't stop coming, the movie moves along like an avalanche.
But it may have just been the camaraderie between the 3 brothers who were ingenious in their acting roles, the fact that I never had a brother may have something to do with that.
this movie is worth giving a chance.. don't believe those elitist critic pricks.. or the people bitchen that it doesn't look like the real 10th and wolf.. who cares.. if u wanna see your old neighborhood go back and take pictures.. the movie could take place in any city in the country and still be great
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