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During a meeting with the two bickering rivals, "Dutch" Schultz and Jack "Legs" Diamond, "Lucky" Luciano (Billy Drago) exclaims that the outfit could be "bigger than US Steel". That statement was said in real life by Lucky Luciano's associate, mob treasurer Meyer Lansky. See more »
The U.S. DVD from Echo Bridge Home Entertainment runs 23 minutes longer than the MCA/Universal VHS and the Canadian CFP Video release, restoring several deleted scenes such as a race track scene, and more graphic scenes that were originally cut to avoid an NC-17 rating. See more »
THE OUTFIT will never be considered a gangster classic worthy of standing alongside THE GODFATHER or THE UNTOUCHABLES, but it's worth watching just for fun.
If anyone has seen the 1992 made-for-video Dutch Schultz biopic HIT THE DUTCHMAN, you might recall that Legs Diamond spoke with an Irish accent, but in real-life Diamond was an American who never spoke with an accent. Josh Mosby plays Diamond just right. Also, the real-life Dutch Schultz looked more like the character that James Remar played in THE COTTON CLUB, rather than Lance Henriksen's portrayal. Finally, while Billy Drago was good as Frank Nitti in THE UNTOUCHABLES, he's not as well cast here as Lucky Luciano. While some people may have thought that Billy was Italian in real life, he's actually a Kentucky-born Native American, which explains his slightly darker skin. While the cover of the video shows Billy holding a Thompson submachine gun, he never actually uses a gun in this movie. Also, while the cover of the video lists him as one of the main stars, he actually has a very minor role limited to a few appearances.
I'm just a sucker for gangster movies, so that's why I own it.
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