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Mobsters

  • Crime/detective
  • Drama
  • 1991
  • Michael Karbelnikoff
  • 120 mins
  • 18

Summary

Gangster thriller starring Christian Slater, Patrick Dempsey and Richard Grieco. They were to become legendary figures in the world of organised crime, but even the likes of "Lucky" Luciano and "Bugsy" Siegel had to start somewhere. On the mean streets of New York in 1917, the seeds are sown - within five years, four unlikely friends will jostle for power with the rival "dons" of the city.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

It is extraordinary that, with gangster-era America providing such a natural source of drama, director Michael Karbelnikoff should turn gritty reality into such an empty tale. Hampered by inanity and a tortuous plot, Christian Slater (as "Lucky" Luciano), Patrick Dempsey (Meyer Lansky) and Richard Grieco ("Bugsy" Siegel) still manage to look reasonably credible in period suits, while Anthony Quinn and Michael Gambon, as two hard-nut mobsters, supply the flair and fire.

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Credits

Cast

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Charlie "Lucky" LucianoChristian Slater
Meyer LanskyPatrick Dempsey
Benjamin "Bugsy" SiegelRichard Grieco
Frank CostelloCostas Mandylor
Don MasseriaAnthony Quinn
Arnold RothsteinF Murray Abraham
Don FaranzanoMichael Gambon
Mara MotesLara Flynn Boyle
Tommy ReinaChris Penn
"Mad Dog" CollNicholas Sadler
AnnaLeslie Bega
JoeyRodney Eastman
RabbiAlan Charof
Irish copAnto Nolan
Antonio LucianoAndy Romano
Rosalie LucianoBianca Rossini
RoccoRobert Z'dar
Joey's motherTraci Swensen
Joe PalermoLeonard Termo
Father BonottoSeymour Cassel
Sonny CataniaFrank Collison

Crew

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DirectorMichael Karbelnikoff

Details

Released on
1992-05-01
Languages
English
Guidance
Contains violence, swearing, a sex scene and nudity.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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