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Capone

  • Drama
  • Crime/detective
  • 1975
  • Steve Carver
  • 97 mins
  • X

Summary

The story of the rise and fall of the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone and the control he exhibited over the city during the prohibition years.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Ben Gazzara gained 20 pounds by eating spaghetti for the title role in this slick exploitation biography of Al Capone, lavishly produced by Roger Corman for $1million. Showing the rise of the iron-hearted, death-dealing kingpin of Chicago's machine-gun mobs in the Roaring Twenties, and his fall at the hands of the tax men and descent into syphilitic madness, director Steve Carver emphasises fast-paced action, copious blood-letting and speakeasy atmospheres above the true facts. Sylvester Stallone plays Frank "The Enforcer" Nitti, Capone's treacherous lieutenant, an early role that showcased his talent and raw power as an actor.

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Credits

Cast

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Al CaponeBen Gazzara
Iris CrawfordSusan Blakely
Johnny TorrioHarry Guardino
Frankie YaleJohn Cassavetes
Frank NittiSylvester Stallone
Jake GuzikPeter Maloney
Big Jim ColosimoFrank Campanella
Hymie WeissJohn Davis Chandler

Crew

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DirectorSteve Carver

Details

Theatrical distributor
Fox-Rank
Released on
1975-05-23
Languages
English | Italian
Guidance
Contains violence, swearing and nudity.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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