It's 1972 and the Mafia crime families are at war, but that isn't enough to stop a young, unknown John Gotti, who has big ideas and even bigger ambitions. In order to put an end to a two ...
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It's 1972 and the Mafia crime families are at war, but that isn't enough to stop a young, unknown John Gotti, who has big ideas and even bigger ambitions. In order to put an end to a two decades' conflict, Gotti pulls together an unlikely crew made up of one member from each crime family to pull off a silver bullion heist. If Gotti can keep these criminal misfits from killing each other and succeed with this problem-riddled heist he will secure himself a spot in mafia history. This gang of misfit gangsters, hijackers and wanna-bees, all in their late 20's, hang out playing cards at a gambling den known as the "Sinatra Club" owned by Crazy Salvatore Polisi, the narrator of our story. At the time, nobody is getting "made" because all the families are at war. What's worse, the bosses have no idea who John and his underlings are. Determined to make a name for himself, John masterminds a scheme that will either squash the beef among the five families or get him and his whole crew killed. ... Written by
The movie was set in 1972. Views of the Manhattan skyline include the North and South towers of the World Trade Center complex, complete with a communications antenna on the North tower. Although the towers were almost completed around this period (the North tower was completed in December 1972 and the South tower was completed in July of 1973), the antenna was not added to the North tower until 1978. See more »
Just recently watched this film and I just had to write a review. At first I wasn't sure about watching 'just another' mafia film, however as the story began to unravel I felt extremely drawn in. The actors were fantastic and the way they developed their characters took you on different sub-plots throughout. Although 'the heist' was the main objective of the film, we were able to watch behind enemy lines into the eyes and ears of the underground crime scene. In a lot of recent films I have found my mind wander off and end up missing most of the scenes however this did not happen even once during 'At The Sinatra Club'. In my opinion, films that completely take you out of everyday normal life and make you forget your surroundings deliver the best entertainment! Thanks for a very entertaining and believable account on the early dealings of the infamous John Gotti! Definitely worth a watch!
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