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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.


Ellie Kanner


Jenna Mattison (screenplay), Michael Micco (story)





Credited cast:
Inbar Lavi ... Talia
James Caan ... Micky
Edward Furlong ... Tommy
Steven Bauer ... Hector
Oded Fehr ... Levi
Jonathan Lipnicki ... Young Yoni
Jeffrey Tambor ... Mr. Solomon
Hal Ozsan ... Abe
Paul Sorvino ... Red
Noel Gugliemi ... Ramon
Delphine Chanéac ... Aline
Leilani Sarelle ... Nancy
J.C. MacKenzie ... Mr. Phillips
Meredith Scott Lynn ... Mazal
Richard Gunn ... Vince


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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For the Love of Money; Not a Good Film
12 August 2017 | by WafertonSee all my reviews

For the love of god, this film was not good. This film sucked. I know it was based on a true story and all, but the entire thing felt so melodramatic and fake. The acting was decent across the board and I wasn't pleasantly surprised at anything in the entire film. I guess it's about a man and his family coming to America in search of the American dream, which it doesn't feel like. The movie doesn't flow, it doesn't move forward, it feels like it's stuck in park. There is no logical progression of events, everything is disjointed and hard to follow. Like, really hard.

It is a shameful dollar store knockoff of Goodfellas, which is amazing. This? No. Poor direction, poor writing, way melodramatic, not enough depth in characters, the lead has no personality, the ending is cliché and not concluded well, there are so many issues. I only watched it because of Edward Furlong, and he's only in the movie for like 5 minutes. Overall, bad movie. Why watch this when you can watch Goodfellas?

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Release Date:

28 June 2012 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,752, 10 June 2012
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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