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This is the telling of the life of organized crime boss, Meyer Lansky, as remembered by him as a very old man who is moving about the world looking for some country that will take him in... See more »

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  • Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations.
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Cast

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Meyer Lansky
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Rabbi / Caretaker (as Yosi Carmon)
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Jewelry Shopkeeper (as Moscu Alcalay)
Fima Noveck ...
Hasid in Grodno
Joshua Praw ...
Meyer Lansky Age 8
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Max Lansky
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Yetta Lansky
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Benjamin Lansky
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Jake Lansky Ages 9-11 (as Christopher Marquette)
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Meyer Lansky Ages 12-14
Benjamin Kimball Smith ...
Irish Gang Leader (as Benjamin K. Smith)
Brian Casey ...
Irish Boy #1
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Irish Boy #2
Daniel Sagal ...
Irish Boy #3
Anthony Medwetz ...
Benny Siegel Age 11
Amit Alon ...
Boy Outside Jewelry Shop
Paul Sincoff ...
Charlie Luciano Ages 17-30
P.C. Frieberg ...
Old City Civilian (as P.C. Friberg)
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Meyer Lansky Ages 19-28
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Bugsy Siegel Ages 17-26
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Arnold Rothstein
Scott Rabinowitz ...
Zev Ben-Dov
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American Lawyer
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Anna Lansky
Bill Capizzi ...
Joe 'The Boss' Masseria
Eric Saiet ...
IRS Man #1
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IRS Man #2
Brian Frank ...
Maranzano Deskman
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Salvatore Maranzano
David Selburg ...
Maranzano Bookkeeper
Lawrence Arancio ...
Buddy's Doctor
Nick Corello ...
Albert Anastasia (as Nicky Corello)
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Longy Zwillman
Tom La Grua ...
Frank Costello
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Joe Adonis
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Naval Captain
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Charlie 'Lucky' Luciano
Randy Polk ...
Heavyset Man in Cinema
John Gavigan ...
Longshoreman
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Vito Genovese
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Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel
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Virginia Hill
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Flamingo Surveyor
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Teddy Lansky
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Reporter at LOD Airport
Ron Pacheco ...
Paul Lansky Age 17
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Evelyn the Maid (as Octavia L. Spencer)
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Henchman at NYC Apartment
Mitchell Roche ...
Buddy Lansky Age 19 (as Mitchell Roché)
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FBI Agent at NYC Apartment
Maria Carmen ...
Conga Dancer (as Maria Carmen Diaz)
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Moe Dalitz
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Flamingo Emcee / Eddie Shum
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Paraguay Stewardess
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Asunción Customs Official #1
Marcello Sousa ...
Asunción Customs Official #2
Jeffrey Sharmat ...
Buddy Lansky Age 10 (as Jeffery Sharmat)
Devon Michael ...
Paul Lansky Age 8
Arnie Alpert ...
Asunción Customs Official #3
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Senator Estes Kefauver
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Senator Tobey
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Moses Polakoff
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Jake Lansky
Bix Barnaba ...
Hallandale Lounge Maitre d'
Maura Vincent ...
Hallandale Lounge Waitress
Diva Haase ...
Hallandale Lounge Singer
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Panama Stewardess (as Michelle Bonilla)
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Super Club Maitre d'
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Man at Supper Club
Manuel de Jesus ...
Cuban Interpreter
Raul Guterres ...
Cuban Revolutionary
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FBI Agent on Jetliner
Susie Spear Purcell ...
Female Miami Reporter (as Susie Spear)
Michael Steve Jones ...
Male Miami Reporter #1
Matthew Butcher ...
Male Miami Reporter #2
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Male Miami Reporter #3
Michael Barrett Caron ...
Miami Immigration Official #1
Frank M. Gero ...
Miami Official in Charge
Joey Dee ...
Miami Immigration Official #2 (as Joseph Dee)
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Miami Hospital Nurse
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Federal Judge
Michael I. Freilich ...
Miami Anesthetist
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Waitress at Wolfie's
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Uri Behar
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Older Man at Wolfie's
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Brazilian Air Passenger
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Panamanian (as Mario Lara)
Griffin Howell ...
Gangster (uncredited)
Casey McFadden ...
Young Adonis (uncredited)
Douglas M. Nelson ...
Court Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by

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John McNaughton

Written by

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Uri Dan ... (book "Meyer Lansky: Mogul of the Mob") (in part) and
Dennis Eisenberg ... (book "Meyer Lansky: Mogul of the Mob") (in part) and
Eli Landau ... (book "Meyer Lansky: Mogul of the Mob") (in part)
 
David Mamet ... (written by)

Produced by

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Bostic Beard ... associate producer
Fred C. Caruso ... producer (as Fred Caruso)
Juanita Diane Feeney ... associate producer (as Juanita Diana)
David Mamet ... executive producer
Nicholas Paleologos ... executive producer
Frederick Zollo ... executive producer

Music by

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George S. Clinton

Cinematography by

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John A. Alonzo

Film Editing by

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Elena Maganini

Editorial Department

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Russell A. Bowlds ... post-production coordinator
Jeff Ervin ... assistant editor
Brad Alan Lewis ... post-production assistant
Dennis McNeill ... color timer (as Denny McNeill)
Kevin Mensching ... post-production assistant

Casting By

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John Brace
Linda Lowy

Production Design by

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Edward T. McAvoy

Art Direction by

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Brad Ricker

Set Decoration by

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Jan Pascale

Costume Design by

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Kimberly A. Tillman

Makeup Department

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Dalit Davidov-Pridan ... makeup artist: second unit, Israel (as Dalit Pridan)
Danielle Ferraro ... contact lens coordinator
Romy Fleming ... hair department head
Audrey Futterman-Stern ... wig designer
John E. Jackson ... prosthetics applicator
Lilach Man ... hair assistant: second unit, Israel / makeup assistant: second unit, Israel
Matthew W. Mungle ... prosthetics designer
Lina Talmor ... hair assistant: second unit, Israel
Bonnie Walker ... hair stylist (as Bonnie Sue Walker)
Joyce Westmore ... makeup artist
Marvin G. Westmore ... makeup department head (as Marvin Westmore)
Victoria Wood ... wig maker
Adam Brandy ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Eitan Alon ... production supervisor: second unit, Israel
Avner Peled ... production manager: second unit, Israel
Robert Rothbard ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Adam Druxman ... second assistant director
Daniel Oron ... second assistant director: second unit, Israel
Charles Simmers ... second second assistant director
Itai Tamir ... first assistant director: second unit, Israel
John Wildermuth ... first assistant director
Chris F. Woods ... second unit director (as Christopher Francis Woods)

Art Department

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Shane L. Ashton ... assistant property master (as Shane Ashton)
Craig Baron ... swing gang
Mychael Bates ... property master
Heidi Baumgarten ... buyer
SaraJane Bos ... swing gang (as Sara Jane Bos)
Zvika Chen ... set decorator: second unit, Israel (as Zvika Haen)
Molly Click ... art department coordinator
Raymond Consing ... storyboard artist
Mick Cukurs ... set designer (as Erwin 'Mick' Cukurs)
Louise Del Araujo ... leadperson (as Louise del Araujo)
David Elton ... on-set dresser
Joseph C. Fama ... construction coordinator (as Joe Fama)
Ted Haigh ... assistant art director / computer graphics designer (as Edward Newman Haigh II)
James Harne ... propmaker / welder
Boaz Katzenelson ... property master: second unit, Israel (as Boaz Katznelson)
Victoria Littman ... art department production assistant
Conrad Mejia ... additional on-set dresser
Phoebe O'Connor ... swing gang
Anthony Paronelli ... paint foreman
Giora Porter ... set decorator: second unit, Israel
Mark Rasmussen ... construction foreman
Brent Rice ... set dresser
Dennis Riewerts ... draper
David Schmidt ... swing gang
Michael Sexton ... assistant property master (as Mike Sexton)
William Williams Sr. ... construction foreman
Michael Wynands ... construction toolman / labor foreman
Jeff Hay ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Gary Alexander ... re-recording mixer
Stephen Grubbs ... supervising sound editor
Gary Krause ... sound effects editor
Bennie McRae ... boom operator
Shahar Moshe ... cableman: second unit, Israel (as Shachar Moshe)
Yohai Moshe ... boom man: second unit, Israel (as Yochai Moshe)
William Munroe ... utility sound
Eric A. Norris ... sound effects editor
Tami Treadwell ... adr recordist
Stephan von Hase ... sound mixer

Special Effects by

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W. Kimball Englehart ... special effects foreman (as Kimball Englehart)
Josh Hakian ... special effects coordinator (as Joshua Hakian)

Visual Effects by

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Chris F. Woods ... visual effects supervisor (as Christopher Francis Woods)

Stunts

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Mike Avery ... stunt player (as Michael Avery)
Mark Chadwick ... stunt player
Viktor Ivanov ... stunt player (as Victor Ivanov)
Randy Johnson ... stunt player
Dorenda Moore ... stunt player
Caryn Mower ... stunt player
Casey O'Neill ... stunt player (as Casey O'Neil)
Ian Quinn ... stunt coordinator
Stephen W. Schriver ... stunt player (as Steve Schriver)
Mike Watson ... stunt player

Camera and Electrical Department

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David Aloni ... video assistant
Ron Batzdorff ... still photographer (as Ronald Batzdorff)
Philippe Bellaiche ... camera assistant: second unit, Israel
David Berryman ... second assistant camera: b camera (as David 'Clean' Berryman)
Chris Cuevas ... camera loader
Avi Dassberg ... best boy: second unit, Israel (as Avi Dasberg)
Paul Farley ... grip
Mark Figueroa ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Jason M. Friedman ... additional video assistant (as Jason Friedman)
Shay Goldberg ... key grip: second unit, Israel (as Shai Goldberg)
Jeffrey Greeley ... camera operator: "b" camera (as Jeffrey P. Greeley)
Sergio Gutierrez ... grip
Steve Hagstrom ... best boy grip
Yoni Hamenachem ... still photographer: second unit, Israel (as Yonny Hamenachem)
Gary Huddleston ... additional camera operator: "a" camera
Bogdan Iofciulescu ... technocrane operator
Didier Koskas ... key grip
Ken Metz ... grip
Guy Ne'eman ... grip: second unit, Israel
James P. Noble ... electrician (as James Noble)
Terry O'Brien ... dolly grip
Ben Ormand ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Frank Perl ... camera operator: "a" camera
Dennis Rice ... best boy / rigging gaffer
Udi Rimer ... gaffer: second unit, Israel (as Udi Rimmer)
Gal Rimmer ... electrician: second unit, Israel
Moshe Shabbat ... best boy: second unit, Israel (as Moshe Shabat)
Itsik Shema ... generator operator: second unit, Israel
Rami Siman-Tov ... first assistant camera: second unit, Israel (as Rami Siman Tov)
Jorge Sánchez ... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Jorge Sanchez)
Lon Thompson ... chief lighting technician
Larry Watson ... still photographer
Kelly Way ... electrician
Mark Wojciechowski ... grip

Casting Department

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Regan Forman ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Virginia Burton ... set costumer
Cathy Crandall ... assistant costume designer
Kimberly Guenther Durkin ... costume supervisor (as Kimberly Guenther)
Christopher J. Kristoff ... costumer (as Christopher Kristoff)
Maya Lieberman ... assistant costumer (as Maya Vaughan)
Marylou Lim ... set costumer
Stacey Seeds-Ferrence ... costumer
Ruta Shoudenishky ... wardrobe mistress: second unit, Israel (as Ruta Shaudensishky)

Location Management

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James Gierman ... location consultant
Justin Healy ... assistant location manager
Tim Hillman ... location manager (as Timothy Hillman)
Greg Lipari ... assistant location manager
Yitzhak Shriki ... location manager: second unit, Israel (as Itsik Shriki)

Music Department

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George S. Clinton ... orchestrator
Ray Espinola Jr. ... music coordinator
Mike Flicker ... music editor
Evyen Klean ... music supervisor
Robert Puff ... music preparation
David Sabee ... orchestra contractor
Jeff Shannon ... music mixing assistant / music recording assistant
John Whynot ... music mixer / music recordist
Matt Friedman ... assistant music editor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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John Agnew ... driver (as John 'J.R.' Agnew)
Mark 'Bugsy' Albertson ... driver (as Mark Albertson)
Ilan Appel ... driver: second unit, Israel (as Iian Appel)
Roxanne Bradbury ... driver (as Roxanne 'Rocky' Bradbury)
Matthew Butcher ... driver: Mr. McNaughton
Steven Butcher ... picture car coordinator
Jeanne Cowan ... driver (as Jeanne Coway)
Yogev Dvori ... driver: second unit, Israel
Menachem Fridman ... driver: second unit, Israel
Shai Hazav ... driver: second unit, Israel
Ya'acov Herbert ... driver: second unit, Israel
David Hernandez ... driver
Kevin Hudis ... driver (as Kevin 'Haz-Mat' Hudis)
Yonny Korlander ... driver: second unit, Israel
John 'Hoover' Lee ... driver (as John Lee)
Chaddon E. Merrick ... transportation captain (as Chaddon Merrick)
Gordie Merrick ... transportation coordinator
Guy Merrick ... driver
Michael Merrick ... transportation co-captain
Eli Mualem ... driver: second unit, Israel (as Eli Muallem)
Izy Pevsner ... driver: second unit, Israel
Meir Sigura ... transportation captain: second unit, Israel (as Meir Siguray)
Uri Simha ... driver: second unit, Israel
Michael D. Speedie ... driver (as Michael Speedie)
Sandra Thomason ... driver
Raymond Van Holtan ... driver (as Raymond Van Holten)
Johnny Videgain ... driver
Michael P. Walsh ... driver (as Michael Walsh)

Other crew

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Geneviere Anderson ... production assistant
Sonny Aprile ... set production assistant
Audrey Bamber ... assistant: Mr. Dreyfuss
Alona Barer ... production coordinator: second unit, Israel
Peter Barnett ... assistant accountant (as Peter J. Barnett)
Jody Beaudin ... payroll accountant
Paul Belenardo ... production accountant
Jeanne Byrd ... script supervisor (as Jeanne Byrd Hall)
Patricia J. Cagle ... production secretary
Tami Cassell ... adr loop group
Francisco Cortes ... accounting clerk
Matthew Edels ... office production assistant (as Matt Edels)
Louis Farah ... lead medic (as Louis C. Farah)
Michael I. Freilich ... medical advisor
Michelle Gold ... key set production assistant
Bernard Hiller ... dialect coach (as Bernie Hiller)
Jesse Hove ... production assistant
Aaron Huffman ... office production assistant
Steve Jones ... stand-in: Mr. Dreyfuss
Brian R. Keathley ... production assistant
John Kettering ... set production assistant
Noemi Kol ... production accountant: second unit, Israel
Simone Krok ... production assistant: second unit, Israel
Wayne Lamkay ... assistant production coordinator (as Wayne A. Lamkay)
Linda Leinwohl ... set medic
Sherisse Levy ... water girl: second unit, Israel
Bryon Linville ... set production assistant
Lev Mailer ... adr voice
Osnat Margowsky ... script supervisor: second unit, Israel (as Osnat Margovsky)
Nick Mestrundrea ... craft service (as Nick Mestrandrea)
Freddy Mojica ... chef
James Moran ... key set production assistant
Mandy Morris ... production coordinator: second unit, Israel
Larry Moss ... dialect coach
Nicole Mount ... office production assistant
Efrat Reissman ... production assistant: second unit, Israel
Deborah Ricketts ... archival film researcher
Dennis Riewerts ... foreman
Phil Smith ... animal wrangler (as Philip G. Smith)
Erica Stenta ... office production assistant
Alex Tavis ... assistant: Mr. Zollo and Mr. Paleologos
John Trujillo ... layout board
Pamela Lyn Weiss ... assistant: Mr. McNaughton
John West ... set production assistant
Zori Yarchi ... runner: second unit, Israel
Christine Zavala ... production coordinator

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

This is the telling of the life of organized crime boss, Meyer Lansky, as remembered by him as a very old man who is moving about the world looking for some country that will take him in since the US courts have put out an extradition order for him to stand trial. It tells of a young man growing up in the Jewish ghettos of America's big cities at the turn of the century and of his bright intelligence which he used for moving into crime. "I'm only a gambler," he claimed, "just like most all Americans." When asked by a reporter to comment on the killings that occurred under his leadership he declined, thereby making this film's thrust that of personalities and relationships rather than of acts of violence or the workings of corrupt deeds. Written by BOB STEBBINS

Plot Keywords
Taglines The Mind That Organized Crime. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le manipulateur (France)
  • Meyer Lansky - Amerikanisches Roulette (Germany)
  • Lansky, el imperio del crimen (Spain)
  • A bűn királya (Hungary)
  • Lansky, o adistaktos (Greece)
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  • 116 min
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Goofs At the end of the film it stated that Lansky was born in 1903. In fact, he was born on July 4th 1902. See more »
Soundtracks The Easy Winners See more »

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