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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

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
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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Taglines:

Capone Had The Reputation But Nitti Had The Power

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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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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Really Good Flick
28 March 2005 | by beccabeeSee all my reviews

This was an excellent, absorbing, heartrending flick. I don't understand why LaPaglia never includes it in his filmography when doing print interviews. It was great and a great introduction for him to U.S. audiences.

"Nitti" covered Frank's rise and fall and tragic end in the Mafia organization of (if I remember correctly) the 1920's and '30's. What was especially interesting to me was how well the film showed the dichotomy of the gangster as ruthless "company" man and devoted, loving family man. Both aspects of Nitti were well drawn. LaPaglia, in what I believe was his American debut, still babyfaced and fresh, was especially chilling because of that freshfaced aspect. One didn't expect his Nitti character to act as a horrifying nasty man. On the other hand, the loving scenes with his wife and small child were sweet and touching and absolutely believable.

If you see this film in your dead-of-afternoon or late-night listings please make it a must see. As I said before, it is a really good flick.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A második Al Capone See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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