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Gotti (1996)

John Gotti rises to head the powerful Gambino crime family before being convicted in 1992 of racketeering and murder.

Director:

Robert Harmon

Writers:

Jerry Capeci (book), Gene Mustain (book) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Armand Assante ... John Gotti
William Forsythe ... Sammy Gravano
Richard C. Sarafian ... Paul Castellano
Frank Vincent ... Robert DiBernardo
Anthony Quinn ... Neil Dellacroce
Dominic Chianese ... Joe Armone
Robert Miranda Robert Miranda ... Frank DeCicco
Scott Cohen ... Gene Gotti
Raymond Serra Raymond Serra ... Frank LoCascio
Vincent Pastore ... Angelo Ruggiero
Marc Lawrence ... Carlo Gambino
Tony Sirico ... Joe Dimiglia
Alberta Watson ... Victoria Gotti
Al Waxman ... Bruce Cutler
Yank Azman ... Judge Nickerson
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Storyline

John Gotti, the head of a small New York mafia crew breaks a few of the old family rules. He rises to become the head of the Gambino family and the most well-known mafia boss in America. He is known as the Dapper Don for his expensive taste in suits, and the Teflon Don because none of the FBI charges against him will stick. Life is good, but suspicion creeps in, and greed, rule-breaking and his high public profile all threaten to topple him. Written by Brian Rawnsley <rawnsleb@natlib.govt.nz>

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Genres:

Biography | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic violence, strong language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gotti: The Rise and Fall of a Real Life Mafia Don See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company Credits

Production Co:

HBO Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Was originally planned for a theatrical release, but the project fell short on funding. Therefore, it became an HBO film. See more »

Goofs

When Castellano's driver gets shot the blood appears on the outside of his coat but when the coat flies open, there is no blood or bullet holes. See more »

Quotes

Black Leader: And who tha fuck are you?
John Gotti: John Gotti!
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Connections

Referenced in The Cruise (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Manu Dibango
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A gripping insight of the rise and fall of the "Dapper Don".
13 October 2002 | by gperrettaaSee all my reviews

A superb performance by Armand Assante as Gotti.A fast-paced exploration of the Gambino crine family of New York. The film focuses on the violent aspect of organized crime and the police operations to fight it and bring John Gotti to justice. This fact based drama is a powerful,disturbing saga of the Mafia in America. It is a tale of a iron willed Capo who later became the most powerful leader in American mob history. Gotti chose to live and die by the gun in order to reap vast fortunes and personal power,and of the plots they weave in the course of turning crime into a business.


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