The film will reveal the relationship of a father who lived and died by the mob code and a son who, while brought up to lead a life of crime, chose to leave that world behind and redeem himself and the Gotti name. Never before has there been such an inside look at the Gotti family and their world of danger, betrayal and redemption. John Gotti was head of the Gambino crime family, which in its time was the largest and most powerful crime organization in the country. Known as the "Dapper Don," John Gotti's flamboyant style and outspoken personality made him one of the most famous mobsters of the 20th century and he ruled the underworld until he died from cancer in 2002 while serving a life sentence. In 1988, at the age of 24, Gotti Jr. became a "made man," and was officially inducted into the Mafia, making him the heir-apparent to head the Gambino crime family and follow in his father's footsteps. But in 1999, Gotti Jr. paid a now-famous last visit to his imprisoned and dying father to ...Written by
John Gotti's son, John Gotti Jr., is not of full Italian descent (his mother was partly Jewish). However, there was a period when La Cosa Nostra required only a recruit's father be Italian, despite the fact that for most of its history the Italian mafia required 100% Italian descent. The rule requiring a recruit to be full-blooded Italian was restored in the early 2000s by the Commission, the ruling body of the Italian mafia in America. See more »
A song by the artist Pitbull is playing in the background during one of the scenes. Not possible since the movie took place in 1985. See more »
Neil used to say, "This life of ours is a wonderful life... if you can get away with it."
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It's bad enough this film took four directors, 44 producers and eight years to make, but then adding actor Kevin Connolly turned novice director, and two novice screenwriters made this film unbearable.
The writing was a hack job and all over the place and the director clearly had issues directing his all-star cast, not to mention his poor choice of camera angles and annoying zoom in's that seemed to be filmed by a 10 year old with a 1990's HandyCam.
The story itself was however very interesting and Travolta and the rest of the cast did the best they could with the convoluted mess the novice film-makers handed them.
It's a very generous 6/10 from me.
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