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Crazy Joe (1974)

The rise and fall of a Mafia gangster, based on the life of murdered New York gangster "Crazy" Joey Gallo.

Director:

Carlo Lizzani

Writers:

Lewis John Carlino (screenplay), Nicholas Gage (original story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Boyle ... Joe
Paula Prentiss ... Anne
Fred Williamson ... Willy
Rip Torn ... Richie
Charles Cioffi ... Coletti
Luther Adler ... Falco
Carmine Caridi ... Jelly
Henry Winkler ... Mannie
Sam Coppola ... Chick
Franco Lantieri Franco Lantieri ... Nunzio
Louis Guss Louis Guss ... Magliocco
Fausto Tozzi ... Frank
Guido Leontini Guido Leontini ... Angelo
Mario Erpichini Mario Erpichini ... Danny
Michael V. Gazzo ... (as Michael Gazzo)
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The rise and fall of a Mafia gangster, based on the life of murdered New York gangster "Crazy" Joey Gallo.

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Taglines:

Who was Crazy Joe? Ask the cops. They knew him well. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1974 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Crazy Joe... matón See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut) | (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is not related in any way to Joe (1970), also starring Boyle as a character named Joe. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where an artist is using a bridge as the subject of his painting, what he's painting doesn't match the view he has of the bridge. The span of the bridge in the painting goes in the opposite direction of the actual bridge. See more »

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Kinda 'Godfather lite', you have seen it all before....
3 August 2002 | by gazzo-2See all my reviews

Very trendy c. '74 cast-Eli Wallach, Peter Boyle, Rip Torn, Paula Prentiss, etc. Even has the Fonz as a mob guy. An obvious takeoff of the Godfather, though nowheres near as good. The cast certainly brings this up a notch-Boyle and Wallach especially. I always enjoy seeing Fred 'Blaxploitation film' Williamson in a flick too.

Very dated-check out the boat cars, bellbottems, very '70s '50's fixation-tunes, etc-but worth yer while. Has an interesting run of things it touches on-Attica, Italian 'anti-defamation leagues', etc.

**1/2, see this with 'Donnie Brasco' or 'Friends of Eddie Coyle' to get a better idea of what's what.


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