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Men of Respect (1990)

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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 »

Director:

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 ... 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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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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 (1959) See more »

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I really like this film!
17 November 2005 | by backstajbhsSee all my reviews

This is an awesome adaptation of a great play. I am a big fan of Turturro's company of players - they work as a true ensemble. The settings, the use of Uncle Will's language - everything works for me. I was introduced to the film by my father, who was doing research for a stage production he was appearing in as the Porter. I was particularly taken by the way the plot and characters played into the New York gangster genre. I I have used this film from time time when studying the Scottish play with my students and find that it actually helps them understand the original a bit better - I suppose they related to the more contemporary setting.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

18 January 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Men of Respect See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$82,841, 21 January 1991

Gross USA:

$139,155

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$139,155
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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