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Capone (1975)

The story of the rise and fall of the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone and the control he exhibited over the city during the prohibition years. Unusually, briefly covering the years ... See full summary »

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Steve Carver

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Howard Browne
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Gazzara ... Al Capone
Harry Guardino ... Johnny Torrio
Susan Blakely ... Iris Crawford
Sylvester Stallone ... Frank Nitti
John Cassavetes ... Frankie Yale
Frank Campanella Frank Campanella ... Big Jim Colosimo
John Orchard ... Dion O'Banion
Carmen Argenziano ... Jack McGurn
George Chandler ... Robert E. Crowe
John Davis Chandler ... Hymie Weiss (as John D. Chandler)
Royal Dano ... Anton J. Cermak
Joe De Nicola Joe De Nicola ... Charles Fischetti
Angelo Grisanti Angelo Grisanti ... Angelo Genna
Peter Maloney ... Jake Guzik
Dick Miller ... Joe Pryor
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The story of the rise and fall of the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone and the control he exhibited over the city during the prohibition years. Unusually, briefly covering the years after Capone was imprisoned. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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From Underworld To Empire See more »

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

16 April 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Al Capone See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ben Gazzara and Harry Guardino were long-time good friends and would spend a lot of their scenes deliberately trying to out act each other for a laugh, much to director Steve Carver's frustration. See more »

Goofs

In the movie, the last time Frank Nitti saw Capone was in 1946. The real Nitti killed himself in 1943. See more »

Quotes

Frank Nitti: He was stupid. He was an animal. All he knew were guns, Tony. That's what put him on top and that's how he figured to stay on top. He was so busy pumping bullets in the guy across the street that he forgot something.The same thing Johnny Torrio forgot. That the guy you really gotta watch out for isn't across the street at all. He's the bum standing on the same ladder you are. Right behind you.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: BROOKLYN MAY 6, 1918 See more »

Alternate Versions

Most versions are missing an explicit nude scene by Susan Blakely, probably due to the fact that bootleg copies are sourced from TV prints. See more »

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Referenced in Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011) See more »

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Lots of action but not much else
13 March 2003 | by broadfootSee all my reviews

If you were looking for an Al Capone biography that was more exciting than the 1959 film with Rod Steiger, you might like this one, but the only exciting thing for me were the gun battles. Ben Gazzara does well in the title role, but you can tell he has cotton in his jowls because some of his dialogue is incomprehensible. The casting was ideal, having Italian-American actors playing a gang of Italian-American mobsters (especially Sylvester Stallone as Frank Nitti). There is one point the film gets wrong. At the end of the movie, Nitti travels to Florida in 1946 to visit Capone, who is dying of syphilis. In real life, Nitti committed suicide in 1943, before Capone died.

Recommended only for a boring day.


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