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A hitman heeds a spiritualist's prophesies that he will rise to the head of his family. He starts his ascension by clandestinely executing the heads of the family and casting the blame on ... See full summary »

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William Reilly
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Turturro ... Mike Battaglia
Katherine Borowitz ... Ruthie Battaglia
Dennis Farina ... Bankie Como
Peter Boyle ... Matt Duffy
Lilia Skala ... Lucia
Steven Wright ... Sterling
Rod Steiger ... Charlie D'Amico
Stanley Tucci ... Mal
Carl Capotorto Carl Capotorto ... Don
Michael Badalucco ... Sal
Robert Modica Robert Modica ... Carmelo Rossi
David Thornton ... Philly Como
Michael Sergio ... Jamesy
Tony Gigante Tony Gigante ... Ray
Dan Grimaldi ... Carmine
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A hitman heeds a spiritualist's prophesies that he will rise to the head of his family. He starts his ascension by clandestinely executing the heads of the family and casting the blame on others. However, with power comes consequences that are also predicted by the seer. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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You only respect what you fear.

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Drama | Crime | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

18 January 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Czcigodni mordercy See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Gross USA:

$139,155
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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Dennis Farina plays a mobster in this movie. Ironically, in real-life Farina was a police officer before becoming a movie actor. See more »

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Version of Macbeth (1983) See more »

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Stylish, intense and original adaptation.
28 August 2008 | by scribillSee all my reviews

Checked this film out because of a positive review in the New York Times. Really captures the spirit of the Bard's play in a modern gangster setting. Doesn't romanticize the gangster life like other contemporary films in the genre. Doesn't pull any punches. Goes for the jugular instead, literally. Easy to see how top of the line actors like Stieger, Turturro, Boyle, Farina and Tucci were attracted to this low budget project. A daring experiment which shows how the themes and narratives of Shakespeare transcend time and place, Dark. Stylish. Intense. Very original adaptation with real flair. Would love to see it projected wide screen in a revival but will settle for the DVD release for the time being.


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