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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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Cast

Ben Gazzara
as Al Capone
Susan Blakely
as Iris Crawford
Harry Guardino
as Johnny Torrio
John Cassavetes
as Frankie Yale
Sylvester Stallone
as Frank Nitti
Peter Maloney
as Jake Guzik
Frank Campanella
as Big Jim Colosimo
John Orchard
as Dion O'Banion
Russ Marin
as Stenson
George Chandler
as Prosecutor
Royal Dano
as Mayor Anton Cermak
Joe De Nicola
as Charles Fischetti
Carmen Argenziano
as Jack McGurn
Angelo Grisanti
as Angelo Genna
Dick Miller
as Joe Pryor
Robert Phillips
as Bugs Moran
George Milan
as William H. Thompson
Martin Kove
as Pete Gusenberg
Tony Giorgio
as Antonio Lombardo
John Martino
as Tony Amatto
Don Pulford
as William Cooper
Pamela Toll
as Mrs. Atkins
John Finnegan
as NY Police Lieutenant
Jack Ackerman
as Adam Heyer
Ralph James
as Judge J.H. Wilkerson
James R. Sweeney
as Prison Doctor
Jack O'Leary
as Pool Hall Owner
Benny Marino
as Frank Gusenberg
Redmond Gleeson
as NY Cop #2
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A typical pre WWII gangster film full of snappy suits, Tommy guns and backstabbers, Nothing new in this one too but Stallone puts in a good performance that he is never remembered for, It's the life of Al Capone but it's got the same plot as every other gangster film, it's ok in small doses but by no means a great film.

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