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For the Love of Money (2012)

One man leaves his old gangster lifestyle for a fresh start. As his past creeps up, he'll have to protect his family, even if it means going back to his old ways. Based on a true story.

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Ellie Kanner

Writers:

Jenna Mattison (screenplay), Michael Micco (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Inbar Lavi ... Talia
Edward Furlong ... Tommy
Steven Bauer ... Hector
James Caan ... Micky
Jonathan Lipnicki ... Young Yoni
Oded Fehr ... Levi
Jeffrey Tambor ... Mr. Solomon
Hal Ozsan ... Abe
Noel Gugliemi ... Ramon
Paul Sorvino ... Red
Delphine Chanéac ... Aline
Cody Longo ... Young Izek
Carole White ... Rosie (as Carole Ita White)
Leilani Sarelle ... Nancy
Meredith Scott Lynn ... Mazal
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Storyline

Spanning over two decades, "For the Love of Money" follows the true account of an Israeli immigrant who searches for his piece of the American dream. The story begins in Tel Aviv in 1973, where a young Izek is raised in a seedy, gangster filled illegal casino that operates behind his family's bar. The casino is a haven for unsavory characters who seek to corrupt him to their way of life. When the violence and crime finds its way to him and his family, Izek (Yuda Levi) and his family relocate to Los Angeles. Hoping to start anew, he pursues his ambitions to become a young entrepreneur by developing small businesses, purchasing real estate, and running an auto repair shop. Success seems to find him at every turn and after falling in love with the beautiful Aline (Delphine Chaneac), luck seems to be on his side. However, it isn't long before the world of crime that Izek tried to escape so long ago continues to doggedly follow him every step of the way. Threatened by a dangerously ... Written by Anonymous

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"For the Love of Money is the root of all evil." - Timothy 6:10


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Rated R for violence, pervasive language, drug content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 2012 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

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Opening Weekend USA:

$17,752, 8 June 2012, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Argentia
Written by Victor Orlando
Performed by Victor Orlando & Fun-ja-la
Published by L4T's & AV Music Publishing (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Music Supervisor, Inc.
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Or may be it's just me...
13 April 2013 | by toshahabSee all my reviews

The production design was good. Excessive use of old songs though. Old music is welcomed even in a dentist's chair but they should feel natural. The actual people who's story this film tells may have struggled but it doesn't come out here. A few brothers and cousins go to another country, and a few good and a few bad things happen...Could be anybody's story. James Caan saved it. However, it tried to be The Godfather and that is something no film should attempt to do. Some parts cater to the nostalgia very well but for some reason the film feels like Styrofoam, you watch it and you don't know what to take home from it. Or may be it's just me. This is my first review I hope I haven't written anything that qualifies as spoiling.


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