A group of lifelong mob movie extras mount a production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in their local Staten Island theater in order to finally get some speaking roles. But the theater is the secret hideout of a real-life gangster who fancies himself an actor, and whom the FBI are hunting for the recent murder of a Broadway producer. The Feds insert their own undercover agent to audition for the role of Cassius, seeking to determine who is the real gangster among a cast of make-believe criminals. All the while, the oblivious cast seek only to prove to themselves, their families, and friends that they are more than just extras.
Show business, meet "Family" business.
Did You Know?
This is the second film director and co-writer Christopher Kublan has directed that Michael Mailer produced, the first being "Giving It Up". See more
So we think the theater is a Bananas front. Now this guy DeMaio and pal Socio show up and they're putting up a play.
Not just any play Chief. A play about assassinating the boss of bosses.
References The Godfather