Capone (1975)

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Ben Gazzara stars in this low-level depiction of legendary gangster Al Capone, who rose to command the mob underworld in 1920's Chicago. Born in Brooklyn, Capone joins his first gang at the age of 11. From there, he graduates to the infamous "Five Points Gang" run by Johnny Torrio (Harry Guardino). After moving to Chicago a few years later and wiping out Torrio's crimeboss uncle, Capone becomes Torrio's right hand man. Capone becomes head of the area's prostitution and racketeering business, but, as his mind deteriorates from syphillis, so does his empire. There's not much to recommend here, aside from a surprisingly good appearance by Sylvester Stallone as fellow gangster Frank Nitti. Gazzara is frankly awful in the title role and producer Roger Corman uses stock shootout footage from other gangster films, including footage of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre from his own, earlier movie on the subject. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi
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R
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Twentieth Century Fox

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Cast

Sylvester Stallone
as Frank Nitti
Royal Dano
as Mayor Anton Cermak
John Cassavetes
as Frankie Yale
Dick Miller
as Joe Pryor
Ben Gazzara
as Al Capone
Mario Gallo
as Aiello
Susan Blakely
as Iris Crawford
Carmen Argenziano
as Jack McGurn
Martin Kove
as Pete Gusenberg
Harry Guardino
as Johnny Torrio
George Milan
as William H. Thompson
Peter Maloney
as Jake Guzik
Carmen Filpi
as Waiter
Russ Marin
as Stenson
John Finnegan
as NY Police Lieutenant
John Davis Chandler
as Hymie Weiss
George Chandler
as Prosecutor
Frank Campanella
as Big Jim Colosimo
John Martino
as Tony Amatto
Pamela Toll
as Mrs. Atkins
Bert Conway
as Frank Loesch
Redmond Gleeson
as NY Cop #2
John Orchard
as Dion O'Banion
Robert Phillips
as Bugs Moran
Ralph James
as Judge J.H. Wilkerson
Jack O'Leary
as Pool Hall Owner
Tony Giorgio
as Antonio Lombardo
Jack Ackerman
as Adam Heyer
Don Pulford
as William Cooper
Benny Marino
as Frank Gusenberg
Angelo Grisanti
as Angelo Genna
James R. Sweeney
as Prison Doctor
Joe De Nicola
as Charles Fischetti
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Capone (1975) ?? Laughable gangster epic unsuccessfully examines Al Capone during prohibition era in Chicago. Lots of action, lots of blood, but no brains in sight. Produced by schlockmeister B movie king, Roger Corman.

Tanner Bartko
Tanner Bartko

82% "Don't worry, no one's going to kill Capone...NOBODY!"-Al Capone (Ben Gazzara) My least favorite Capone but the film was good any how.

FilmGrinder Stone
FilmGrinder Stone

I love this version, Susan Blakely was so Beautiful & Ben Gazzara made a great Capone.I'm surprised to read it's low budget, it didn't look it.

Marilee Aschwanden
Marilee Aschwanden

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