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.
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The film is mainly set in 1929 when Alphonse Capone would have been 30 years old. Ben Gazzara
was 45 when he made the film. See more
During the car chase, supposedly in the middle of Chicago, towering green mountains can be seen in the near distance at the ends of some streets, clearly indicating it's a studio set in California. See more
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.
Opening credits prologue: BROOKLYN MAY 6, 1918 See more
Most versions are missing an explicit nude scene by
, probably due to the fact that bootleg copies are sourced from TV prints. See more