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Neville Brand As Al Capone
ccthemovieman-1 from United States
10 September 2011
Although he didn't have the body shape or Al Capone's facial look,
Neville Brand still made a decent "Scarface." Brand also had a menacing
face that made him a good choice to play villains in many roles during
his time. Brand was never dull in whatever roll he played, including
this one as America's "most famous gangster.
Capone has been put away in Atlanta for tax invasion and, as most
people know, never enjoyed freedom again. However, it wasn't because he
and his peers didn't try to break him out. The time to do so, they
figured, was on the train trip from Atlanta to a new jail, just built
in the San Francisco Bay - a place called Alcatraz. You may have heard
of it. Ness had campaigned for a jail which would house nothing but the
most hardened criminals. Places like Atlanta had made it too easy for
bigshots like Capone to run the joint.
Anyway, how Capone's unexpected release was almost pulled off is the
subject of a two-part story, this first part being mostly about how the
plan evolved. The story is okay - nothing super - but it will keep your
attention. Brand will make sure of that.
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