An aging Brooklyn mob boss summons his nephew Robert Monte, a Wall Street whiz kid who has been shielded from the "Family" business. The Don solicits a promise that if anything happens to him, Robert will steer his wiseguy crew legit so that they will not spend the rest of their lives in jail. Robert surrenders a reluctant promise. When his uncle dies suddenly, Robert transforms the mob social club into a real estate office and struggles to navigate the mob crew into legitimate careers. Meanwhile, a gorgeous FBI agent named Julie Capp works feverishly to build RICO indictments against Robert and his crew who just can't help reverting to their old-school hoodlum ways. In the scramble, Robert and Julie find themselves fiercely attracted to one another. Will these star crossed lovers find romance? Will Robert succeed in steering his crew legit? Will Julie's RICO indictments fall? Written by
This movie has everything a love story, the mob, good guys, bad guys, great music, and a terrific sense of humor.
To be honest, I don't watch a lot of movies but when I find one that appeals to me I'm like a kid and have to watch it again and again this is one of those films. It's an Independent film without the standard "glam". The script has some wicked twists and turns but it never becomes silly or overly romantic. Everything is great, from the acting to the writing, not to mention that it truly shows off New York's beauty. The music was perfect and very different from other films. I enjoyed its simplicity and the actors were incredible. Under New Management is a sweet, charming very well made movie too bad more movies aren't as wonderful as this one. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Makes paying for cable well worth it!
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