When Joe Valachi (Charles Bronson) has a price put on his head by Don Vito Genovese (Lino Ventura), he must take desperate steps to protect himself while in prison. An unsuccessful attempt to slit his throat puts him over the edge to break the sacred code of silence. Written by
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The film's opening prologue, a quote from Senator Robert F. Kennedy, states: "Crime is a question of criminals. It is not a matter of race, color or religion - Robert Kennedy when Attorney General of the United States". See more »
During the chase scene which takes place during the 1920s in New York, a car goes into the river and in the background the twin towers of the World Trade Center under construction can be clearly seen. This is one of the most famous period reconstruction mistakes in film history. See more »
"Cut it off!" Bender to his two henchman as they grab Gap to get a "present" for Don Vito's girlfriend.
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I thought this was one of the better gangster pictures I have seen. There were many events in the picture that were based on fact. I also found it interesting that most of the actors actually resembled the characters they were portraying. Great work by the make up crew. This was an entertaining film, and a must see for Charles Bronson fans.
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