Lepke (1975)

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Tony Curtis stars as this gangster docudrama's title character, the notorious mob boss who led the crime syndicate known as Murder, Inc.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Drama
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Studio:
Warner Bros

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Cast

Tony Curtis
as Louis 'Lepke' Buchalter
Anjanette Comer
as Bernice Meyer
Michael Callan
as Robert Kane
Warren Berlinger
as Gurrah Shapiro
Gianni Russo
as Albert Anastasia
Vic Tayback
as Lucky Luciano
Milton Berle
as Mr. Meyer
Jack Ackerman
as Little Augie
Louis Guss
as Max Rubin
Vaughn Meader
as Walter Winchell
Lillian Adams
as Mama Meyer
Albert Cole
as Gross
Zitto Kazann
as Abe `Kid Twist' Reles
Johnny Silver
as Schwartz
J.S. Johnson
as Mendy Weiss
Simmy Bow
as Tannenbaum
John Durren
as Dutch Schultz
Barry Miller
as Young Lepke
Jon Ian Jacobs
as Big Hesh
Matt Greene
as Skinny
Richard Adams
as Thomas Dewey
Sam Solomon
as Butcher
Jeannine Brown
as Prostitute
Ida Mae McKenzie
as Mrs. Shea
Jack Tesler
as Feldman
Joseph Kim
as Lin Phoo
Casey Morgan
as Young Gurrah
Wesley Lau
as Detective
Jim Hayes
as Detective
Guy Christopher
as Reporter
Thomas Castranova
as Policeman
Josef Behrens
as Violinist
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Critic Reviews for Lepke

All Critics (3)

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Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 8, 2005
New York Times
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So-so Prohibition-era mobster tale that's ripped from the tabloid headlines of the day.

Full Review… | September 20, 2010
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Tony Curtis gives one of his best performances in this violent, overlooked underworld drama about the famed Jewish gangster. A really good movie that suffered from poor distribution.

March 5, 2006
FulvueDrive-in.com

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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Audience Reviews for Lepke

Hey, I had to request to get this on here. How many others will I have to do that to? Anyway, in the wake of the Godfather there were tons of Mafia flicks starring everyone and his brother. This one is interesting because it has Tony Curtis and Milton Berle in it and because it was directed by Menahem Golan, who would later help form Cannon films. This thing is almost a template for most of the product they would eventually produce.

Brad West
Brad West

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