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Donnie Brasco ()


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An FBI undercover agent infiltrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life, at the expense of his regular one.

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Lefty
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Donnie
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Sonny
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Nicky
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Paulie
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Maggie
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Tim Curley (as Zeljko Ivanek)
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Dean Blandford FBI
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Sonny Red
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Bruno
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Richie Gazzo
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Dr. Berger
Walt MacPherson ...
Sheriff
Ronnie Farer ...
Annette
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Strip Club Owner
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Sonny's Girlfriend
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Philly Lucky
George Angelica ...
Big Trin
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Trafficante
Madison Arnold ...
Jilly
Delanie Fitzpatrick ...
Daughter
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Daughter
Sara Gold ...
Daughter
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Tommy
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FBI Technician
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FBI Technician
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FBI Agent (as James Michael McCauley)
James Bulleit ...
U.S. Attorney (as Jim Bulleit)
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Hollman
Keenan Shimizu ...
Japanese Maitre D'
Rocco Musacchia ...
Trafficante's Man
Joe Francis ...
Trafficante's Man
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Mare Chiaro Bartender
Billy Capucilli ...
Communion Party Man
Laura Cahill ...
Communion Party Woman
Doreen Murphy ...
Mob Girlfriend
Elle Alexander ...
Mob Girlfriend
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Mob Girlfriend
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Mob Girlfriend (as Elaine Del Valle)
John Horton ...
FBI Director
Dan Brennan ...
FBI Photographer
LaJuan Carter ...
Singer
Sandy Barber ...
Singer
Joyce Stovall ...
Singer
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Wiseguy
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Wiseguy
John Di Benedetto ...
Wiseguy (as John DiBenedetto)
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Wiseguy
Tony Ray Rossi ...
Wiseguy
Edward Black ...
Wiseguy
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Wiseguy
Carmelo Musacchia ...
Wiseguy
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Wiseguy
Caleb ...
The Lion
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Flint Beverage ...
Kings Court Cop (uncredited)
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Sonny Red's Crew (uncredited)
Mark Todd Bruner ...
FBI Agent (uncredited)
Christopher Del Gaudio ...
Pedestrian (uncredited)
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Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Barry Hirschberg ...
Background (uncredited)
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Arresting FBI Officer (uncredited)
Jeff Millstein ...
Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Passerby (uncredited)
Davell j Owens ...
Diner Manager (uncredited)
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Sonny Black's Girl (uncredited)
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Carmine Galante's Bodyguard (uncredited)
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Man in Bar (uncredited)
Vinny Vella ...
Mobster in Photo (uncredited)
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Guest at Kings Court (uncredited)

Directed by

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Mike Newell

Written by

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Joseph D. Pistone ... (book "Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia") and
Richard Woodley ... (book "Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia")
 
Paul Attanasio ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Louis DiGiaimo ... producer
Alan Greenspan ... executive producer
Mark Johnson ... producer
Barry Levinson ... producer
Patrick McCormick ... executive producer
Gail Mutrux ... producer

Music by

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Patrick Doyle

Cinematography by

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Peter Sova ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Jon Gregory

Editorial Department

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Sam Adelman ... first assistant editor: US
John Dicker ... third assistant editor: US
Valentina Giambanco ... second assistant editor: UK
Marianne Gray ... post-production coordinator (as Marianne Pettersson Gray)
Sorin Ariel Iarovici ... second assistant editor: US (as Sorin Iarovici)
Kezia Martin ... third assistant editor: UK
Ian Seymour ... first assistant editor: UK
John Stanborough ... color timer
Mike Fraser ... negative cutter (uncredited)
Christopher Holmes ... extended edition (uncredited)
Kurt Mattila ... editor: title sequence (uncredited)
Mark Neale ... trainee assistant film editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Louis DiGiaimo
Brett Goldstein

Production Design by

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Donald Graham Burt

Art Direction by

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Jefferson Sage

Set Decoration by

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Leslie Pope

Costume Design by

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Aude Bronson-Howard
David C. Robinson ... (as David Robinson)

Makeup Department

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Margot Boccia ... makeup artist
Milton Buras ... key hair stylist
Nathan J. Busch II ... hair stylist (as Nathan Busch II)
John Caglione Jr. ... key makeup artist
Derek Becker ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Jay Cannistraci ... makeup artist: Florida (uncredited)
Sharon Kalb ... makeup artist: Miami (uncredited)

Production Management

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Richard Baratta ... unit production manager
Michael Saxton ... post-production supervisor
Chantal Feghali ... post-production supervisor (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Eric Henriquez ... dga trainee
Sam Hoffman ... second assistant director
Brian Moon ... production assistant
Joseph P. Reidy ... first assistant director (as Joseph Reidy)
Danielle Rigby ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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James Bono ... assistant property master
Jon Copley ... art department coordinator
Frank DeCurtis ... set dresser
Claudette Didul ... set dresser
Deborah Dreyer ... set dresser
Bruce Lee Gross ... leadman
Vinny Mazzarella ... assistant property master
James Mazzola ... property master
Jeff Mazzola ... assistant property master
Jeffrey D. McDonald ... assistant art director (as Jeffrey McDonald)
Deborah Moses ... set dresser
Raymond M. Samitz ... construction coordinator (as Ray Samitz)
Steve Swanson ... set dresser
Allan Trumpler ... chargeman scenic artist (as Alan Trumpler)
Tom Warren ... assistant art director (as Thomas Warren)
Denis Zack ... set dresser (as Dennis Zack)
Michael Zansky ... chargeman scenic artist
Jerry Eller ... set dresser (uncredited)
Rod England ... set dresser (uncredited)
Gerard J. Furey ... shop craft foreman (uncredited)
Charles Guanci Jr. ... props (uncredited)
Claire Kirk ... construction accountant (uncredited)
Richard E. Kruder ... set dresser: Florida (uncredited)
Nicholas Lundy ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Todd MacNicholl ... key construction grip (uncredited)
Christine Mayer ... assistant set decorator (uncredited)
Mick Rossman ... scenic (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Philip Alton ... foley editor
Sue Baker ... dialogue editor
Tim Cavagin ... re-recording mixer
Graham Farrow ... assistant sound editor
Ian Fuller ... supervising sound editor
Joe Gallagher ... assistant dialogue editor
Derek Holding ... adr editor
Dean Humphreys ... re-recording mixer
Ian Macbeth ... assistant sound editor
Tod A. Maitland ... sound mixer
Christine Newell ... assistant sound editor
Victor Nunes ... assistant sound editor
T.J. O'Mara ... boom operator (as Terence O'Mara)
Grahame Peters ... sound effects editor
Michael Redfern ... assistant sound editor
Joel Holland ... sound recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Ron Ottesen ... special effects supervisor (as Ronald Ottesen Jr.)

Visual Effects by

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Martin Body ... optical cameraman (uncredited)

Stunts

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G.A. Aguilar ... stunt coordinator (as George Aguilar)
Victor Chan ... stunts
Peter Bove ... stunt double (uncredited)
Blaise Corrigan ... stunts (uncredited)
Jeffrey Lee Gibson ... stunts (uncredited)
Steve Hart ... stunts (uncredited)
Brian Smyj ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Tom Anderson ... best boy electric (as Thomas Anderson)
David E. Baron ... second assistant camera (as David Baron)
John Gabriele ... grip
Michael Green ... first assistant camera
Richard Guinness Jr. ... key grip
Brian Hamill ... still photographer
Kevin Janicelli ... rigging gaffer
Sal Lanza ... best boy grip
Patrick McGrath ... dolly grip
Dick Mingalone ... camera operator
Gary Muller ... first assistant camera
Kevin Murphy ... chief lighting technician
Peter Norman ... additional photographer
Ronald Plant ... rigging grip
Andrew Priestley ... second assistant camera
Paul Howard ... lighting technician (uncredited)
Nils Johnson ... 24 frame video operator (uncredited)
Ondrej Kubicek ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Vincent Lanza ... grip (uncredited)
Wayne Paull ... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Mitch Reeves ... rigging electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Fleet Emerson ... extras casting
Sylvia Fay ... extras casting
Mark Byrne ... casting assistant: Sylvia Fay casting (uncredited)
David H. Kramer ... adr voice casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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David Dumais ... wardrobe supervisor: men
Mary Gierczak ... costumer
Lauren Press ... assistant costume designer
Lawrence Tarzy ... costumer
Susan J. Wright ... wardrobe supervisor: women (as Susan Wright)
Joanna Brett ... assistant to costume designer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Laura Berning ... assistant location manager
Nathaniel Bonini ... assistant location manager
Scott Hornbacher ... location manager
Michael Nickodem ... assistant location manager
Nigel Arscott ... assistant location manager: Florida (uncredited)
Ian MacGregor ... location assistant (uncredited)
Sherrill Smith ... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Leah Sokolowsky ... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Joseph Zolfo ... location assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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Budd Carr ... executive music producer
Robin Clarke ... music editor
Paul Hulme ... scoring mixer
Mitchell Leib ... executive in charge of soundtracks
Allan Mason ... executive music producer
Sylvia Nestor ... music coordinator
Roy Prendergast ... music editor
Maggie Rodford ... music score producer
Curt Sobel ... music consultant
John Beal ... composer: trailer (uncredited)
John Bell ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Mark Berrow ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Isobel Griffiths ... orchestra contractor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Richard Holston ... transportation captain
Michael Hyde ... transportation coordinator
Mike Easter ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Chris Allies ... end title graphics
Michael Bederman ... assistant accountant
Jeanne Brennan ... production office coordinator
Cynthia Carriere ... production assistant
Aryn Chapman ... production assistant
Kyle Cooper ... title designer: main titles: Imaginary Forces
Bruce Corkham ... assistant: Mr. Depp (as Bruce Corkum)
Lou Crisa ... assistant: Mr. Pacino
Robin Cross ... assistant accountant
Christi Dembrowski ... assistant: Mr. Depp
Lisa Diamond ... assistant: Mr. Newell
Lou DiGiaimo Jr. ... assistant: Mr. DiGiaimo
Timothy Donohue ... production assistant
Tink Ten Eyck ... production accountant
Michelle Guastello ... assistant: Mr. Madsen
Chandra Joy Hagopian ... production secretary
Melvin James ... production assistant (as Melvin Anderson)
Girish Johar ... marketing & distribution
Jon M. Johnson ... production assistant (as Jon Johnson Sr.)
Tish Johnson ... assistant accountant
Susann Jones ... assistant: Mr. Johnson
Tim Judge ... assistant: Mr. Pacino
Beverly Jusi ... assistant accountant (as Beverly Meade)
Lisa Katcher ... script supervisor
Danielle Katz ... production assistant
Kate Kelly ... assistant production office coordinator
Claire Kirk ... production assistant
Amy Leigh Johnson ... unit publicist (as Amy Johnson)
Steve McAuliff ... animal trainer
Steven W. McKinney ... assistant: Mr. McCormick
Hector Mesa Jr. ... production assistant
Doug Moreno ... assistant accountant
Jamie Mullins ... production assistant
Alexandra Newman ... animal trainer (as Alex Newman)
Maria Poulathas ... production assistant
Chris Rossman ... production assistant
Shea Rowan ... production assistant
Charlie Sammut ... animal trainer (as Charle Sammut)
Jamie Sheridan ... production assistant (as James Sheridan)
Niki Strippoli ... production assistant
David Tain ... production assistant
Shawnna Thibodeau ... production assistant
Gilbert S. Williams ... production assistant (as Gil Williams)
Oscar Aguirre ... production assistant (uncredited)
H. Leah Amir ... production assistant (uncredited)
Robert Cahoon ... production secretary: second unit (uncredited)
Al Cerullo ... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Jeff Chena ... stand-in: Mr. Depp (uncredited)
Stefan Ashton Frank ... adr loop group (uncredited)
Catherine Goodman ... stand in: Ms Heche (uncredited)
Ryan R. Johnson ... production assistant (uncredited)
Elayne Keratsis ... production coordinator: Florida (uncredited)
Kurt Mattila ... title designer (uncredited)
Brandon Plantz ... production office intern (uncredited)
Emily Samantha Sherman ... production assistant (uncredited)
Frank Venegas ... set production assistant (uncredited)
Rick Washburn ... weapons coordinator (uncredited)
Pamela Lyn Weiss ... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Tim Wilson ... utility stand-in (uncredited)

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James Flamberg ... special thanks
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Plot Summary

This true story follows FBI agent Joe Pistone as he infiltrates the mafia of New York. Befriending Lefty Ruggiero, Pistone (under the name Donnie Brasco) is able to embed himself in a mafia faction led by Sonny Black. Ruggiero and Pistone become tight as the group goes about collecting money for 'the bosses'. Eventually, the group become big-time when Black himself becomes a boss; all the while, Pistone collects evidence. However, the trials and tribulations of the undercover work become more than Pistone can bear. His marriage falls apart, and to top it off, the mafia suspect a mole in the organization. The real dilemma is afforded to Pistone, who knows if he walks away from the mafia, Ruggiero will be the one punished. Written by P. Wong

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Taglines Donnie Brasco. Based On A True Story. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Fake (Japan, English title)
  • Donis Brasko (Lithuania)
  • Дони Браско (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Донни Браско (Russia)
  • Doni Brasko (Serbia)
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Runtime
  • 127 min
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Box Office

Budget $35,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $11,660,216, 02 Mar 1997
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $124,909,762

Did You Know?

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Trivia In an interview, Joseph D. Pistone, said that he didn't see his family for at least two years while he was undercover. See more »
Goofs Maggie shovels snow and complains about the cold at the same time that Lefty and Donnie are in Florida, reading John Wayne's obituary. Wayne died June 11, 1979. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Private Parts/Hard Eight/Donnie Brasco/Smilla's Sense of Snow/Booty Call (1997). See more »
Soundtracks A Stranger on Earth See more »
Quotes FBI Technician: [sitting on the floor of a motel room, reserved for the FBI] What's "Forget about it"?
Donnie Brasco: "
[lying on the couch]
Donnie Brasco: Forget about it" is, like, if you agree with someone, you know, like "Raquel Welch is one great piece of ass. Forget about it!" But then, if you disagree, like "A Lincoln is better than a Cadillac? Forget about it!" You know? But then, it's also like if something's the greatest thing in the world, like, "Minghia! Those peppers! Forget about it!" But it's also like saying "Go to hell!" too. Like, you know, like "Hey Paulie, you got a one-inch pecker?" and Paulie says "Forget about it!" Sometimes it just means "Forget about it."
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