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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They didn't take orders...They took over. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In real life, Anthony Quinn was a close personal friend of gangster Frank Costello after the mob boss retired and until Costello's death. 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

Arnold Rothstein: What's the secret of America? MONEY! Everything is MONEY, Charlie. But you'll never make any money, because you dress like a schmuck.
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Alternate Versions

Was heavily cut to secure an M rating for its Summer 92 Australian theatrical run. The cuts were later restored for its R rated VHS release. See more »

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User Reviews

 
It's supposed to entertain not educate!!!
12 October 2005 | by glitterygirl-1See all my reviews

I have loved this film since it came out and I can't believe some of the comments! Did you really expect another Goodfellas from the Brat Pack? Or did you just watch the film so you could confirm your suspicions and have a good moan? The film is very entertaining and well acted. Robert De Niro and Al Pacino may be good actors but the cast of this film is much easier on the eye(!) and I don't think you can fault the acting in this film. Patrick Dempsey and Christian Slater are particularly good in their roles.

Stop being so judgemental and accept the film for what it is - an entertaining action flick loosely based on real events. If you expect a history lesson from the cinema you are bound to be disappointed!


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