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.
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User Reviews: If you enjoyed the Sopranos then you should enjoy this piece, despite its age. It has weathered well. It’s not as disjointed as the modern adaptation with John Travolta, and Armand Assante gives at least an equal showing, if not slightly better, not as vicious and calculating, but certainly ferocious and believable. It’s better cast than the modern version and consequently the street speak of these players comes across as more authentic. It’s not as jumbled as the modern version, and the timeline is one of its greater strengths. Anthony Quinn is supreme, and brings all my compliments above to the fore. Here you’ll see many of the Sopranos actors in their earlier roles. Delightful for movie buffs. If you’re into mob movies then this is as essential as The Godfather or Goodfellas or Casino.