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The Wannabe (2015)

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Obsessed with mob culture, and desperate to fit in, Thomas sets out to fix the 1992 trial of John Gotti. He believes if the plan is executed, it will put him at the center of all that he ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincenzo Amato ... Richie
Patricia Arquette ... Rose
Nicholas Belleas Nicholas Belleas ... Stunt Performer
Jay Bulger ... Eric Roberts
John Buscemi John Buscemi ... Sausage Vendor
Stan Carp ... Oxygen Mask
Lawrence Cioppa Lawrence Cioppa ... Card Player #1
Dario Cipani Dario Cipani ... Kid with Sparkler
Christine Cornell Christine Cornell ... Christine
Adriana DeMeo ... Annie
Doug E. Doug ... Twin
Chris Camaj ... Sallyboy (as Chris 'The Eagle' Camaj)
Duccio Fabbri Duccio Fabbri ... Cesare Staderini
Michael Gasparro ... Newsstand Vendor
Neal Huff ... Judge Glasser
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Obsessed with mob culture, and desperate to fit in, Thomas sets out to fix the 1992 trial of John Gotti. He believes if the plan is executed, it will put him at the center of all that he idolizes. The plot is foiled, setting off events worthy of mob lore. The Wannabe intertwines real people and true events, past and present, with fantasy.

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4 December 2015 (USA) See more »

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Marks Vincent Piazza's fourth time starring in a mob related film/tv show including "The Sopranos" (1999-2007), "Boardwalk Empire" (2010-2014), and "Jersey Boys" (2014) See more »

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A very good movie that really makes you relate to the lead character, something that is usually hard to do in a mafia movie
23 December 2015 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"Don't write the history books yet." Thomas (Piazza) has become obsessed with the trial of John Gotti and thinks it is his mission to find a way to get him off. When his plan falls through He tries to find another way to become a wise-guy. The only way he can think to do this is to begin robbing mafia hangouts. Together him and his wife Rose (Arquette) complete a string of hold-ups that finally gets him noticed. I am a huge fan of any type of mafia movie. There was a fantastic movie called Rob The Mob that came out a few years ago that dealt with this same story. Like that one this one is also very good and I really liked it. There were some differences between the two but the biggest one was that Thomas was played as someone who talks a big game, but is different when he is in action in this movie. To me that little change really added to the realism of this and added to the overall feel of the movie. The acting is really good in this, but Piazza's portrayal is really what makes the movie and I highly recommend this. Overall, a very good movie that really makes you relate to Thomas, something that is usually hard to do in a mafia movie. I give this a high B+.


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