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The Verne Miller Story (1987)

R | | Drama | 21 June 1988 (USA)
Upon his release from prison, Verne Miller works his way into Al Capone's organization. He becomes a top assassin and earns Capone's trust. Miller's failing health and an oversized ego get ... See full summary »

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Rod Hewitt
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Glenn ... Verne Miller
Barbara Stock ... Vi Miles
Thomas G. Waites ... Al Capone
Lucinda Jenney ... Bobby
Sonny Carl David Sonny Carl David ... Frank 'Baldy' Nash
Diane Salinger ... Mortician's Wife
Ed O'Ross ... Ralph Capone
Vyto Ruginis ... Fitzsimmons
Andrew Robinson ... Pretty Boy Floyd
Xander Berkeley ... Cardogan
Joseph Carberry ... Hymie Ross
Richard Bright ... Adam Richetti
Gil Boccaccio ... Hoptood Guinto
Kathy Brynner Kathy Brynner ... First Maid
Antonia Dauphin Antonia Dauphin ... Teacher
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Upon his release from prison, Verne Miller works his way into Al Capone's organization. He becomes a top assassin and earns Capone's trust. Miller's failing health and an oversized ego get him into trouble with the law and Capone. His only true friends are two women -- a lover and a nurse. Written by Melissa Portell <mportell@s-cwis.unomaha.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gangland See more »

Filming Locations:

Birmingham, Alabama, USA See more »

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Alive Films See more »
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Mono

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Color
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In the opening scene Verne shoots his initials into the side of a car getting 18 shots out of two revolvers. See more »

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Seriously disjointed gangster drama .........
20 January 2014 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Scott Glenn plays the flamboyant gangster,Verne Miller, who worked for Al Capone out of Kansas City. The film comes across as more a series of random events, rather than a cohesive story. Believability is seriously tested, with Glenn having the charisma to bed any woman he desires. As with Al Capone, Miller suffered the ravishes of advanced Syphilis, which is mercilessly hammered home throughout the movie. Supporting characters are a real mixed bag, with Andrew Robinson and Ed O'Ross the most memorable. Character development of Verne Miller is terrific, unfortunately the rest of the characters simply revolve around Miller, with little or no development. This is no "Godfather" or "Untouchables", but is a must see for admirers of Scott Glenn. - MERK


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