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Bonanno: A Godfather's Story (1999)

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The true life story of mafia boss Joesph Bonanno. The story spans from Bonanno's early beginings in Italy, to his conquests in America.

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Michel Poulette

Writers:

Bill Bonanno (book), Joseph Bonanno (book) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Landau ... Joseph Bonanno, Age 94
Guido Grasso Jr. Guido Grasso Jr. ... Peter Maggadino
Bruce Ramsay ... Joseph Bonanno (Ages 17-27)
Tony Nardi ... Joseph Bonanno (Ages 35-61)
Costas Mandylor ... Salvatore Bonanno
Edward James Olmos ... Salvatore Maranzano
Vito DeFilippo Vito DeFilippo ... Gaspar DiGregario (Young)
Domenico Fiore Domenico Fiore ... Gaspar DiGregario (Older) (as Dom Fiore)
Zachary Bennett ... Bill Bonanno
Aldo Tirelli Aldo Tirelli ... Bastiano Buster Domingo
Frank Pellegrino ... John Tartamella
Jessica Welch Jessica Welch ... Fanny Labruzzo (Young)
Claudia Ferri ... Fanny Labruzzo (Older)
Antonio Maltese Antonio Maltese ... Italian Naval Cadet
Vito Rezza Vito Rezza ... Uncle Frank Labruzzo
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The true life story of mafia boss Joesph Bonanno. The story spans from Bonanno's early beginings in Italy, to his conquests in America.

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Inside the heart and mind of the Mafia.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

Italy | Canada | USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

25 July 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Youngest Godfather See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This 1999 Lifetime made-for-television movie is based on the real-life events of famous Italian-born American mafioso Joseph Charles Bonanno, Sr. (born 18 Jan 1905), who became the boss of the Bonanno crime family. See more »

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September 10, 1931 caption of photo in NY Daily News has NY Mets Bobby Klaus sliding near catcher Vic Roznovsky of Cubs. Both players played in the 1960's. See more »

Quotes

Charlie 'Lucky' Luciano: You can't make money with a gun in your hand.
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Slow, but good.
22 August 1999 | by Shelly-30See all my reviews

I found parts of this movie rather slow, especially the first part; the second part seemed to go a lot faster, but it's not totally clear to me as to why one part was faster than the other. I somehow managed to find it enjoyable. The acting was good, the writing was good (yet vulgar). There was also another good side to it: it was easier to understand than say, the Godfather movies. You knew who was on whose side, etc. All in all, the movie wasn't half-bad.


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