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Men of Respect (1990)

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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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.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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 See more »

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Gross USA:

$139,155
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 (2001) See more »

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"Men of Respect" deserves Respect!
23 October 2011 | by jimel98See all my reviews

I saw this movie for the first time last night on Encore. I missed the first few minutes of it but got into it quickly. To start, the cast in VERY impressive and each one, as I saw it, lived up to my expectations of what they would accomplish.

Is this movie fast paced and full of excitement? I would have to say no, but if you filmed a movie version of "Macbeth", would it have you on the edge of your seat? Probably not and you might have a difficult time understanding just what the hell they were actually saying. Fantastic story, but you have to take your time with it, it not exactly an action drama is it? Some may feel its slow paced and flat. I could not disagree more vehemently. I found it well paced and with a cast like this one, who wants to rush anything? No, it's not everyone's cup of tea and some may compare it unfairly to "Richard the Third" with Ian McKellen (which was phenomenal AND in the original dialogue) but they're two very different movies. I'll just leave off by saying, if you have ANY interest in Shakespeare, give this a shot, I don't think you'll be disappointed.


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