The Life and Death of John Gotti (2017)

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The story of crime boss John Gotti and his son.



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Updated: 23 September 2016
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Credited cast, sorted by IMDb STARmeter:
Angelo Ruggiero
Neil Dellacroce
Prosecutor Giacalone
John Gotti Jr (as Spencer Lofranco)
Dr. Carmine
Bobby Boriello
Sammy Gravano
Prison inmate
Nurse Snow


The film will reveal the relationship of a father who lived and died by the mob code and a son who, while brought up to lead a life of crime, chose to leave that world behind and redeem himself and the Gotti name. Never before has there been such an inside look at the Gotti family and their world of danger, betrayal and redemption. John Gotti was head of the Gambino crime family, which in its time was the largest and most powerful crime organization in the country. Known as the "Dapper Don," John Gotti's flamboyant style and outspoken personality made him one of the most famous mobsters of the 20th century and he ruled the underworld until he died from cancer in 2002 while serving a life sentence. In 1988, at the age of 24, Gotti Jr. became a "made man," and was officially inducted into the Mafia, making him the heir-apparent to head the Gambino crime family and follow in his father's footsteps. But in 1999, Gotti Jr. paid a now-famous last visit to his imprisoned and dying father to ... Written by Steve Honig

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Biography | Crime | Drama





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2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father  »

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Joe Pesci was originally cast as Angelo Ruggiero. Pesci later filed a $3 million lawsuit against the producers claiming breach of contract. In the lawsuit, Pesci claims that after he gained 30 pounds for the role of the overweight Ruggiero, he was instead offered a different role. The suit is still pending. See more »


Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.126 (2011) See more »

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