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 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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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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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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 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre: Twelfth Night (II) (1957) See more »

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Not a bad reworking of the classic play.
17 November 2007 | by lisakoelewynSee all my reviews

There are not too many really good movie versions of Macbeth, in fact I would say that there are no really good movie versions. As an English teacher, I would really like to show my students something that correctly captures the mental deterioration of the characters and accurately illustrates the violence and cruelty of Macbeth. This film is able to do that, unfortunately, due to the language, I will not be able to show it in class. But, I was pleased with this version of Macbeth. The acting is pretty good and the characters are believable mobsters. I wouldn't say that it tries too hard to follow the play; rather, I would give it credit for sticking to the play and modernizing it in a believable way. Overall, well done.


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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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Stereo

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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