Joe Spinell - Rotten Tomatoes

Joe Spinell

Highest Rated:   99% Taxi Driver (1976)
Lowest Rated:   0% Monsignor (1982)
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Joe Spinell had the sort of face that you wouldn't want to confront in a dark alley -- which suited the actor fine. From his first film appearance in The Godfather (1972) onward, the powerfully built Spinell thrived in roles calling for heavy-breathing menace and brute strength. As such, he was the ideal "opposite" for the musclebound Sylvester Stallone in such films as Rocky (1975) and Paradise Alley (1978). Taking advantage of his established screen persona, Spinell produced, co-wrote, and starred in the 1980 scarefest Maniac, which one observer described as "nihilistic gore." Joe Spinell was the son of actress Mary Spinell, who had some 50 film appearances to her credit -- including the aforementioned Godfather.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Rapid Fire
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Operation Warzone
  • Actor
1989
91% Married to the Mob
  • Leonard 'Tiptoes' Mazzilli
1988
55% The Pick-Up Artist
  • Eddie
1987
No Score Yet Deadly Illusion
  • Man with Gun
1987
No Score Yet Hollywood Harry
  • Max
1986
No Score Yet The Whoopee Boys
  • Guido Antonucci
1986
No Score Yet Blood Ties
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Messenger
  • Rico
1986
No Score Yet The Children of Times Square
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Walking the Edge
  • Brusstar
1985
No Score Yet Eureka
  • Pete
1984
No Score Yet The Big Score
  • Mayfield
1983
22% Losin' It
  • Border Patrolman
1983
20% Vigilante
  • Eisenberg
1983
No Score Yet The Last Fight
  • The Boss
1983
No Score Yet Fanatic
  • Vinny Durand
1982
0% Monsignor
  • Bride's Father
1982
95% Night Shift
  • Manetti
1982
No Score Yet One Down, Two to Go
  • Joe Spangler
1982
72% Nighthawks
  • Lt. Munafo
1981
63% The First Deadly Sin
  • Doorman
1980
75% Brubaker
  • Birdwell
1980
88% Forbidden Zone
  • Squeezit's father
1980
75% The Ninth Configuration (Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane)
  • Spinell
1980
50% Cruising
  • Patrolman DiSimone
1980
43% Maniac
  • Frank Zito
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
1980
No Score Yet The Little Dragons
  • Yancey
1980
73% Rocky II
  • Tony Gazzo
1979
33% Last Embrace
  • Man in cantina
1979
33% Starcrash
  • Count Zarth Arn
1979
No Score Yet Paradise Alley
  • Burp
1978
No Score Yet One Man Jury
  • Mike
1978
67% Big Wednesday
  • Psychologist
1978
80% Sorcerer
  • Spider
1977
86% Winter Kills
  • Arthur Fletcher
1977
93% Rocky
  • Gazzo
1976
99% Taxi Driver
  • Personnel Officer
1976
73% Next Stop, Greenwich Village
  • Cop
1976
75% Stay Hungry
  • Jabo
1976
No Score Yet 92 in the Shade
  • Ollie Slatt, the Tourist
1975
84% Farewell, My Lovely
  • Nick
1975
No Score Yet Strike Force
  • Actor
1975
69% Rancho Deluxe
  • Colson
1975
97% The Godfather, Part II
  • Willie Cicci
1974
No Score Yet Cops and Robbers
  • Marty
1973
No Score Yet The Seven-Ups
  • Toredano
1973
99% The Godfather
  • Willy Cicci (uncredited)
1972

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