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Gotti (2018)

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The story of crime boss John Gotti and his son.

Director:

Kevin Connolly

Writers:

Leo Rossi, Lem Dobbs
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Cast

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 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
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Biography | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

At the 11:31 mark, the Caprice Classic has a third-brake light mounted in the rear window of the car. The third-brake light was not in use in 1975 when the scene is supposed to have taken place. See more »

Quotes

John Gotti: Neil used to say, "This life of ours is a wonderful life... if you can get away with it."
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.126 (2011) See more »

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Performed and Written by Andrew Oye
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A great story told very poorly
16 July 2018 | by TopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

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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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 2018 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Gotti: Three Generations See more »

Filming Locations:

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,719,902, 17 June 2018

Gross USA:

$4,343,227

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,412,349
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2.39:1
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