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Frank Nitti: The Enforcer (1988)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 17 April 1988
True story of Al Capone's notorious hitman.

Director:

Michael Switzer
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony LaPaglia ... Frank Nitti
Vincent Guastaferro ... Al Capone
Trini Alvarado ... Anna
Michael Moriarty ... Hugh Kelly
Michael Russo Michael Russo ... Paul Ricca
Louis Guss Louis Guss
Clayton Landey ... Ted Newberry
Bruce Kirby ... Anton Cermack
Renata Vanni Renata Vanni
Michael Collins Michael Collins
Mike Starr ... Sergeant Harry Lang
Wayne Grace
Peter Iacangelo
Pat Renella Pat Renella
Lynn Tufeld
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True story of Al Capone's notorious hitman.

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Capone Had The Reputation But Nitti Had The Power

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Crime | Drama

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Trivia

Anthony LaPaglia would later play Al Capone in Road To Perdition although his scenes would be deleted. See more »

Goofs

O'Banion's name is misspelled on the marquee over the flower shop. See more »

Quotes

Anna: My husband left me because I couldn't give him any children. And if we marry, I can't give you any children either, Frank.
Frank Nitti: [pulls her even closer to him] Then we won't have children.
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A real surprise discovery. High quality story & acting!
4 January 2010 | by k-commSee all my reviews

I just watched 'Nitti-The Enforcer' on DVD. I had to then look it up on IMDb. I can't believe it's 21 years old! What a brilliant, engrossing film and an amazing, real, nuanced performance by Anthony LaPaglia. This guy is an amazing actor and seeing as he's still only 51, I think he will break through on a bigger scale soon. I certainly hope so. His Nitti is real, not like the caricature style Nittis in 'The Untouchables' (still a great film) and in the recent 'Public Enemies'. The period and placed is evoked perfectly. I just wish the film had been a bit longer than the 90 odd minutes. I will look out for his other stuff with Anthony LaPaglia in also now, brilliant actor.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

17 April 1988 (USA) See more »

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A második Al Capone See more »

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