The story of crime boss John Gotti and his son.


Kevin Connolly


Leo Rossi, Lem Dobbs
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Travolta ... John Gotti
Spencer Rocco Lofranco ... John A. (as Spencer Lofranco)
Kelly Preston ... Victoria
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Angelo Ruggiero
William DeMeo ... Sammy Gravano
Leo Rossi ... Bobby Boriello
Chris Kerson ... Willie Boy (as Christopher Kerson)
Stacy Keach ... Neil Dellacroce
Ashley Drew Fisher ... Vickie
Jordan Trovillion ... Angel (as Jordan Travillion)
Nik Pajic ... Peter
Chris Mulkey ... Frank Decicco
Greg Procaccino Greg Procaccino ... Jimmy Brown
Donald John Volpenhein Donald John Volpenhein ... Paul Castellano (as Donald Volpenhein)
Andrew Fiscella ... Gaspipe Casso


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 Steve Honig

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He showed the world who's boss. See more »


Biography | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


There were initial talks with John Travolta to star in "Gotti the Musical" with John Woo at the helm, but due to scathing negative reviews of the movie, the musical was canceled. See more »


When the two men get into the car and it suddenly blows up, you can clearly see a United Dairy Farmer behind them. This convenience store chain only in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. See more »


John Gotti: Why don't you get some ice cream, pizza or something.
Peter: I don't like ice cream.
John Gotti: Get fudge sticks, you love fudge sticks, get that.
Frankie: I don't like pizza either.
John Gotti: How about the movies? You like, you like- what's the movie you like so much? About spaghetti, Meatballs or something. Go see that.
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Featured in The Cinema Snob: Gotti (2019) See more »


Who's Got the Action?
Written by Jack Brooks, George Duning
Performed by Dean Martin
Courtesy of Legacy Recordings
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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E (aka Kevin Connolly) stick to making pizzas on entourage
3 September 2018 | by catimeupSee all my reviews

I'm not sure i've seen a worse mobster movie. Hard to portray a mobster when the man in question couldn't keep his own mouth shut. Bear in mind I always thought the real life Gotti was my number 1 punching bag when it came down to trashing mobsters. He is to organized crime as Isis is to any terror attack, claiming responsibility left right and center.

I understand the real life story could have made for some intriguing plot points and some decent filler for a film, but everything from the Son's death to Travolta's performance felt laughable, and the movie as a whole was all over the place. Are you supposed to like him, hate him?

Had this been a more low budget picture, I could forgive this poorly executed movie. Sadly this tried to be a box office motion picture when it should have gone straight to DVD or even TV movie. It's a movie I could see someone randomly changing tv stations stopping to see for a few minutes before realizing they were better off watching re-runs of some bad reality tv show.

Seriously E (Kevin Connolly) stick to what you were good at, it's clearly not directing.

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Release Date:

14 June 2018 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Gotti: Three Generations See more »

Filming Locations:

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA See more »


Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,719,902, 17 June 2018

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