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Mobsters (1991)

R | | Crime, Drama | 26 July 1991 (USA)
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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.

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Michael Mahern (story), Michael Mahern (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Slater ... Charlie 'Lucky' Luciano
Rodney Eastman ... Joey
Costas Mandylor ... Frank Costello
Richard Grieco ... Bugsy Siegel
Jeremy Schoenberg Jeremy Schoenberg ... Crapshooter
Miles Perlich Miles Perlich ... Crapshooter
Alan Charof ... Rabbi
Patrick Dempsey ... Meyer Lansky
Anto Nolan Anto Nolan ... Irish Cop
Andy Romano ... Antonio Luciano
Bianca Rossini Bianca Rossini ... Rosalie Luciano
Stevie Restivo Stevie Restivo ... Little Brother
Caroline Gillette Caroline Gillette ... Little Sister
Robert Z'Dar ... Rocco
Michael Gambon ... Don Faranzano
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Storyline

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 Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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They rose from nothing to rule everything. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gangsters See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,030,585, 28 July 1991, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,246,790
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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.
Lucky: Joe, you're always complaining I don't eat. If I don't eat, how am I gonna fart?
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Alternate Versions

US version runs ca. 16 minutes shorter than the international version. The introduction was completely changed and many dialogue scenes were trimmed. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bunheads: I'll Be Your Meyer Lansky (2013) See more »

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User Reviews

I think this movie should have a higher rating.
10 June 2002 | by martymasterSee all my reviews

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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