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Lepke (1975)

Louis 'Lepke' Buchalter is head of Murder Inc., the syndicate that spattered the headlines of the day with blood.

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Menahem Golan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Curtis ... Louis 'Lepke' Buchalter
Anjanette Comer ... Bernice Meyer
Michael Callan ... Robert Kane
Warren Berlinger ... Gurrah Shapiro
Gianni Russo ... Albert Anastasia
Vic Tayback ... Lucky Luciano
Mary Charlotte Wilcox ... Marion
Milton Berle ... Mr. Meyer
Jack Ackerman Jack Ackerman ... Little Augie
Louis Guss Louis Guss ... Max Rubin
Vaughn Meader Vaughn Meader ... Walter Winchell
Lillian Adams ... Mama Meyer
Albert Cole ... Gross
Zitto Kazann Zitto Kazann ... Abe (Kid Twist) Reles
Johnny Silver ... Schwartz
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Louis 'Lepke' Buchalter is head of Murder Inc., the syndicate that spattered the headlines of the day with blood.

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He was the king of crime when crime was king.

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Israel | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

'Lepke': O Assassino See more »

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Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Photographs of both real life gangsters and the actors playing their screen personas appeared on black-and-white film posters for the movie. Mobsters both real and reel seen on the movie posters included Lucky Luciano, Vito Genovese, Albert Anastasia, Louis Lepke (Louis 'Lepke' Buchalter), Gurrah Shapiro, Bugsy Siegel, Dutch Schultz and Frank Costello. See more »

Goofs

Lucky Luciano (Vic Tayback) is shown smugly sitting in the courtroom gallery during Lepke's murder trial. This would not have happened, because this trial occurred in the fall of 1941 and Luciano had been sent to prison in 1936. He was not released until 1946, at which time he was deported to Italy. See more »

Quotes

Lepke: You know, we could do with better movies. How about a nice love story or something, instead of this gangster shit?
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Alternate Versions

CBS edited 20 minutes from this film for its 1983 network television premiere. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Joyriders (1975) See more »

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Tony Curtis provides a convincing performance
23 July 2001 | by RonnieJamesDioSee all my reviews

This movie is one in which Tony Curtis gives one of his best performances as Louis "Lepke" Buchalter. Curtis ,better known for his romantic and comedic roles proved to audiences that he could potray a gangster too, and does a damn good job of it!


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