Vinnie gets out of jail after serving 10 years and tries to find out who killed his younger brother - played by a young Robert de Niro.

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Sam Nicoletti (1969 scenes) (archive footage)
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Erica Moore (1969 scenes) (archive footage)
Jarred Mickey ...
Andrew Moore (1969 scenes) (archive footage) (as Jerry Micky)
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Carole Moore (1969 scenes) (archive footage)
Martin J. Kelley ...
Mitch Negroni (1969 scenes) (archive footage) (as Martin Kelley)
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Vito Nicoletti (new scenes)
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Vivian Buck (new scenes)
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Erica Moore (new scenes)
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Joey (new scenes)
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Marge's Assistant (new scenes) (as Matthew Greene)
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Party Guest (new scenes)
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Vinnie gets out of jail after serving 10 years and tries to find out who killed his younger brother - played by a young Robert de Niro.

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12 October 1979 (USA)  »

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Line of Fire  »

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Vito Nicoletti: How can I forget when you keep reminding me not to forget?
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Poorly made and badly acted mystery/revenge movie...
4 May 2010 | by (Evansville, Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

1st watched 4/29/2010 – 2 out of 10 (Dir-John C. Broderick & John Shade): Poorly made and badly acted mystery/revenge movie billed as an early starring role for Robert De Niro but could have done much better with more of him. The De Niro character gets killed at the beginning of the movie and the rest of the movie involves his brother, Vinnie, getting out of jail 10 years later and trying to find out who killed him. The real star of the film is the actor who plays Vinnie but De Niro got the top billing even though he is in a lot fewer scenes. The acting was very bad for the most part in this movie coming from the main character. It was somewhat interesting trying to figure out where the story was going but it was pretty easy to piece things together at about the midway point of the film. The soundtrack was kind of strange in that it changed abruptly at different parts of the movie when it really made no sense. Before the movie was over it became laughable watching the cardboard actors say their silly lines and I was glad it only lasted 86 minutes(although it could have been shorter to take away my suffering). De Niro was fine in the movie but he wasn't the star and everyone has to start somewhere but I'm sure he'd even look at this film as a lowpoint in his career. Avoid this one – even with his name attached, the movie's not worth it.


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