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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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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

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

18 January 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Czcigodni mordercy See more »

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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 Lady Macbeth von Mzensk (1992) See more »

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It must have seemed a good idea at the time
10 September 2001 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

Imagine the pitch: A classic tale of betrayal, murder, deception - taking power by any means necessary. It's Macbeth - but set in the ever attractive world of American gangsters! William Shakespeare's Goodfellas! The story does lend itself to the setting unfortunately it is very boring, poorly acted and no real flair or excitment that other gangster pictures manage. It's full of good actors - none of whom are any good because they are constrained by a poor script and poor direction.

Don't watch this - go to the theatre and watch MacBeth instead.


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