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A Deadly Business (1986)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 4 March 1986
The movie, and true story, is about how Harold began working for the garbage industry in New Jersey only to find out that it was run by the mafia. Having been in and out of jail most of his... See full summary »

Director:

John Korty

Writer:

Al Ramrus
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Arkin ... Harold Kaufman
Armand Assante ... Charles Macaluso
Jon Polito ... Vitola
Raymond Serra Raymond Serra ... DiNardi
George Morfogen George Morfogen ... Sordino
Michael Learned ... Ann
James Rebhorn ... Corbett
John Seitz John Seitz ... Coglin
Marc Gomes ... Rand
Stephen Pearlman ... Martin Prager
Dave Nichols Dave Nichols ... Mayor Thompson
Doug Lennox ... Bristol
Marcia Diamond Marcia Diamond ... Mrs. Prager
Marilyn Boyle Marilyn Boyle ... Supervisor
Bernard Behrens ... Purchasing Agent
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The movie, and true story, is about how Harold began working for the garbage industry in New Jersey only to find out that it was run by the mafia. Having been in and out of jail most of his life, Harold feared more jail time and so went to the FBI. Harold went undercover to get as much illegal information that he could. The information he got helped put away dozens of mafia men. Harold is currently in the witness protection program. Written by m-parisien@hotmail.com

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Drama

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Not Rated

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Alan Arkin and Armand Assante wasted in this generic script ....
18 February 2012 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Nothing more than an expose of the criminal element's involvement in waste hauling, is kind of a waste itself, because two fine actor's talents, Alan Arkin and Armand Assante, are wasted in this generic script. There are absolutely no surprises, and Michael Learned's part as Arkin's love interest could have been written out, as it has no bearing whatsoever on the thin plot. Gratuitous explosions and the usual mob posturing are not entertaining enough to hold interest. Character development other than Arkin's is weak, and I kept thinking that the whole thing doesn't really amount to much, even for a TV movie. It's a shame because I wanted to like it, but the shallow script buries "A Deadly Business". - MERK


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tödliches Geschäft See more »

Filming Locations:

New Jersey, USA See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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