From start to finish, it's a story of friendship between 4 street-wise males who don't mind using violence to achieve the lives that they want. They trust no one but each other which is vital to their success as mobsters.
George Kuffs didn't finish high-school, just lost his job and his girlfriend who still is in college is pregnant. Since he can't see how he can support her, he thinks she is better off ... See full summary »
Bruce A. Evans
Ric Roman Waugh
The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime. As their crime empire expands, they have to deal with many problems, including their own differing opinions on how to run their business, the local Godfather, and the psychotic Mad Dog Coll.Written by
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When Don Faranzano (His name was Maranzano in real life) is introducing his underbosses at the banquet where he announces himself as the "Boss of all bosses", he names the underbosses as "Lucky" Luciano, Joe Bonnano, Joe Profaci, Vincent Mangano, and Thomas Gagliano. After Lucky orchestrated the death of Faranzano/Maranzano in real life, the five underbosses became the heads of the individual "Five Families" of organized crime in New York. Eventually, through the years of succession, the Luciano family became the Genovese Family. The Mangano Family became the Gambino Family. The Gagliano family became the Luchese Family. And the Profaci Family became the Columbo Family. Only the Bonnano Family retained the name of it's original leader. See more »
Ben Siegel is frequently called Bugsy to his face and even refers to himself as Bugsy.
In real life Siegel hated his nickname and would not tolerate anyone calling him Bugsy. See more »
Don Giuseppe 'Joe the Boss' Masseria:
...Charlie, you're a swell guy. But from now on, if you look the wrong way... if you even fart in the wrong direction, then you end up like Rothstein.
Joe, you're always complaining I don't eat. If I don't eat, how am I gonna fart?
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US version runs ca. 16 minutes shorter than the international version. The introduction was completely changed and many dialogue scenes were trimmed. See more »
This is a good mafia movie,with good story telling,good acting and good atmosphere.I really enjoy mafia movies,and therefore I think this movie is underrated.The story is not unlike other mafia movies,about robbing each other and killing everyone in the way,but off course with class. Highly underrated,good movie.
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