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2 December 2005 (USA) See more »
The Mob's biggest hits . . .
"Bullets Over Hollywood" chronicles the blood-soaked landscape and enduring appeal of the American gangster movie - - from its origins in the silent film era to modern times. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Warren Beatty ... (archive footage)

Humphrey Bogart ... (archive footage)

Marlon Brando ... (archive footage)
Joseph Breen ... Himself (archive footage)

James Caan ... Himself

James Cagney ... Himself (archive footage)

Al Capone ... Himself (archive footage)

Roger Corman ... Himself

Robert De Niro ... (archive footage)

Brian De Palma ... Himself

Angie Dickinson ... Herself
John Dillinger ... Himself (archive footage)
John Gotti ... Himself (archive footage)
Sammy Gravano ... Himself
Will H. Hays ... Himself (archive footage)
Henry Hill ... Himself
Virginia Hill ... Herself (archive footage)
Robert F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)

Marc Lawrence ... Himself

Harry Lewis ... Himself
Lucky Luciano ... Himself (archive footage)

Michael Madsen ... Himself

Leonard Maltin ... Himself
Edward McDonald ... Himself (as Ed McDonald)

Paul Muni ... (archive footage)

Al Pacino ... (archive footage)

Chazz Palminteri ... Himself

Joe Pesci
Joseph D. Pistone ... Himself (as Joseph Pistone)

George Raft ... (archive footage)

Edward G. Robinson ... (archive footage)

Talia Shire ... Herself

Paul Sorvino ... Narrator (voice)

Fred Williamson ... Himself
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Directed by
Elaina Archer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Elaina Archer  written by
Tom Marksbury  written by
John McCarty  book "Bullets Over Hollywood: The American Gangster Picture from the Silents to 'The Sopranos'"

Produced by
Elaina Archer .... producer
Sarah J. Baker .... associate producer
Christopher Black .... executive producer: Starz Entertainment Group
Jason Burns .... executive producer: Alta Loma Entertainment
Todd Friedrichsen .... producer
Hugh M. Hefner .... executive producer
Ned Nalle .... executive producer: Alta Loma Entertainment
Marvin Paige .... associate producer
Richard Rosenzweig .... executive producer: Alta Loma Entertainment
Michael Ruggiero .... executive producer: Starz Entertainment Group
Nancy Silverstone .... executive producer: Starz Entertainment Group
Andrew Tilles .... supervising producer
Sarah Weiss .... producer
Original Music by
Michael Richard Plowman 
Cinematography by
Jonathan Rho 
Bill Sheehy 
Ben Wolf 
Benjamin P. Wolf 
Film Editing by
Elaina Archer 
Todd Friedrichsen 
Sarah Weiss 
Sound Department
Vicky Pezza .... sound recording engineer (as Vicky Menke)
Joe Verderosa .... sound recording engineer: Greenrose Media
Camera and Electrical Department
Christian Washburn .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Sarah Weiss .... assistant editor
Other crew
Suzanne Artis .... production assistant
Sarah J. Baker .... researcher
Steven Belgard .... publicist
Scott Gill .... title design and graphics
John Kawasaki .... end titles
John McCarty .... consultant
Joseph D. Pistone .... wire taps provided by
Pat Sierchio .... special consultant
Ben Silverman .... title designer
Tom Toth .... researcher
Henry Hill .... acknowledgment: photographs provided by
Marc Lawrence .... dedicatee
Michael Madsen .... acknowledgment: photographs provided by
Joseph D. Pistone .... acknowledgment: photographs provided by

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Color (archive footage)

Did You Know?

Featured in the documentary is the historic gangster film The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912) produced by _American Mutoscope & Biograph [us]_ which is still in existence today. It was also one of the first gangster films ever made, and was an inspiration to filmmaker Martin Scorsese for his films such as Goodfellas (1990).See more »
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References The Godfather: Part III (1990)See more »


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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Very Good Documentary on the Gangster film genre, 13 February 2006
Author: Eugene Esterly III (genew) from Breinigsville, PA

This is a very good documentary on the gangster film genre from the early days up until today. This documentary deals with movies such as Scarface (the original from 1932 & the remake from 1983), Goodfellas, etc & the actors who made the gangster genre such as Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney & Humpfrey Bogart.

This documentary explains the fascination that people have with gangsters & also the stories of real gangsters such as Al Capone, John Dillinger, Bonnie & Clyde, etc. Even real gangsters such as Henry Hill are interviewed.

This documentary shows how people love the gangsters even though they are evil.

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