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
At the 1:20:06 mark when the outside of the Federal Bureau of Prisons building is shown, the Wrigley Building, located in Chicago, Illinois, can be clearly seen in the background next to the prison. See more »
Let me ask you something. You're gonna put these good people in jail because they're proud of their country? Is that right? You got my lawyer on the phone? Standing by.
You got bail money? With interest. Send 'em up!
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Ok so before I start I have to say that this movie is only really going to make sense to those who lived through the life and times of John Gotti. If you are looking for a mob movie like Goodfellas this is not for you. This is a story that would be impossible to tell in 2 hrs but the film did the best it could and I respect that.
First off, on a budget of about 10 million dollars I think that the producers did a hell of a job. Everyone who is critical of this film has to realize that it was made with not that much money. Travolta made this movie. His acting was great and it needs to be recognized. It lacks the starpower of other mob biopics etc. but the actors were okay. I did not really care for the part of John Gotti Jr. and feel like they could have gotten someone a little tougher looking to play the part.
It almost was a character booster to clear junior Gotti at some point that I can agree with. All in all for what it is it is a decent movie. This movie never stood a chance being reviewed by critics. If you wanna see a good acting job by Travolta and you are interested in John Gotti you will be happy. If you don't know anything about the mob or any backstory on its history you might as well sit this one out.
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