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Like many people, I look forward to going to movies over the winter holiday break. So I was disappointed by the delay in releasing what was set to be a big prestige pic — “The Life and Death of John Gotti,” starring John Travolta as you-know-who. Hopefully, the National Enquirer headline “Mob Rubs out Travolta’s Gotti Movie” has it wrong. As a boring professor, I used to be spellbound hearing stories from a cop friend I grew up with on Staten Island — none more than his tale of once “accidentally” arresting Gotti back in 1984. Some New Yorkers find Gotti, the stylish “Dapper Don” and Gambino crime family boss, a fascinating, even likeable, character. Legend has it he respected cops and everyday people. But too often, the media glamorizes these gangsters. To their victims and police, they’re lowlifes, and with good reason. My friend told me how, one more than 30 years ago, his squad car got a radio communication about a three-car collision. At the scene, two of the drivers said the other one was completely uncooperative and staying in his Lincoln Continental. My cop friend asked him for license and registration. The perp blurted a two-word obscenity at him. Asked to get out of his Lincoln, the perp repeated the curse. Realizing he was drunk, my friend reached into the car to help get him out — but was met with a kick just missing his groin. Then, the thug attempted to hit him. My friend blocked the punch, countering his head butt with a right cross and knocking him to the ground, where he was cuffed and arrested for driving intoxicated and resisting arrest. As soon as the driver was put into the police car and read his rights, he told my cop friend: “You don’t know who I am. I’m John Gotti and I’m going to kill your mother. Then I’m going to kill you. First I’m going to rape you. Then I’m going to kill you slowly and then they’ll find you stuffed in a trunk in New Jersey. I did hard time for murder. I’ve been sleeping in jail with scum all my life.” Only then did my cop friend realize his collar was the fortysomething Teflon Don just then approaching full glory, a few years before feds finally made stick charges of murder, conspiracy to murder, racketeering, extortion, loansharking, illegal gambling and tax evasion — not to mention his narcotics trafficking and related activities. That wasn’t the end of the story. At the station, the desk officer, a lieutenant, asked Gotti, whose face was bleeding, “How did you get in this condition, sir?” “I slipped and fell.” The officer interrupted, “He didn’t slip. He resisted arrest and necessary force was used to affect that arrest.” Gotti screamed, “What did you tell him that for?! That’s between me and you!” He was searched. His ID confirmed his identity. The funds in his possession were $2,700. He laughed and said, “That’s chump change. I drop more in a crap game than all of you make in a year.” “What’s your occupation?” my friend asked. “Plumber.” “What did you have to eat tonight?” “The usual.” “What did you drink tonight?” “The usual.” “What’s the usual?” “You know. Wine, scotch.” “Where were you coming from?” “My girl friend’s house.” At about this time, Gotti got a phone call from one of his lawyers. Gotti told him he was going to another precinct for a Breathalyzer. When the officer and Gotti got to the only facility in the area with an intoxicated-driver-testing unit, Gotti’s colleagues, three large men staring at the situation, were waiting in a black limousine. My officer friend remembered Gotti “blowing a .27, three times the legal intoxication level.” He failed two tests, got a desk appearance ticket, and was released, eventually plea-bargaining his charges down to minor disorderly conduct and driving impaired violations. But Gotti didn’t let anything go. One week later, at approximately 5 a.m., my friend received a phone call at his home from an unidentified male caller. “Your mother’s dead,” said the voice. His mother wasn’t dead. That was the last he heard from Gotti’s people. But it still haunts him. However Travolta portrays the mob boss, that’s the man I will remember: a killer, an intimidator and a thug. ... See MoreSee Less
I think John Travolta was a mistake to play Gotti. He wasnt calm and cool. He was a cavone loud mouth and hot tempered. The only diff was he could back up his big mouth un like most loud mouths who usually get beat Down all the time
I still think Gravano murdered them ppl on his own.Do yous agree or do yous think it was the bosses ordere's
I expect strong Italian accent and especially more info. Seeing just the trailer travolta does not deliver that along with the cast, I hope they don't fail on giving us info cause that's all there's left and it'll be boring cause of the cast they decide to get...Armand like everyone would agree was the real deal along with the amazing cast he made you believe he was Gotti along with everyone's role..The cast was perfect. That's why obviously it's a classic.
I don't wanna be already on to talk shit on the movie cause I haven't seen it I'm being blunt and raw as it comes.. this is my thing. if you going to do a true story movie make it closest to the real thing as possible just like hbo did at the time. otherwise don't but it is money and fuck the real deal right sucks Gottis sun let this shit happen smh and this movie has been a problem movie set back change of cast ect. For fucking years not to mention change of directors and other Shit so Now they gave us a trailer and wtf is this I hear
the casts English language, no one sounds Italian
That old man that obviously Is playing the roll of Neil dellacroce
That's sitting in front of travolta "you will bring down hill fire"
Wtf is that and travolta
"There is no choice"
🤦♂️my Italian accent is more noticeable than that bs.
And the fact travolta brought his real wife along just kills it she brought nothing to the table.
If you guys missed it between the lines partial I'm sure they they accepted the roll because of travoltas sons passing so he can relate to Gottis when his son was killed so it's more realistic when that scene happens.
Travolta has not brought out his inner Italian out since saturday night fever and his TV show he had back in my mothers days. Mr. Carter. He's horrible in this Now next one is
"Our job now is to remain leadership and I nominate John Gotti" being as the car blows up that guy plays frank decicco suppose to be if so...his fucking! English is killing me does not sound coming from a Italian Mobster noway if they didn't tell me what movie this was without us knowing and just see that part I would never guess it's This......
And the guy that plays the Ratt looks nothing like that muthafucker his hair is too lifted and combed back the rats was more slick back just like the other guy that played him in the Gotti movie. Most important he's light skinned I had to check triple times I couldn't believe she's playing him🤦♂️Lastly the "balled guy' I said a lot of things that can get a lot of people in trouble" obviously he plays Angie aka Angelo ruggiero 🤦♂️It's disappointing that they got this shit to play him when he looks and so definitely sounds nothing Italian.. I seen Angelo photos and Smh it's pathetic they chose this bastard to portray him.. the moral of this no one sounds like an Italian New York gangster muchless the cast resembles like the previous cast did in the other real film. this is just based on the trailer and let me say it was a long trailer enough to see the details and I am a very very detailed OCD type.. I was excited for this movie I would lie if I said I'm not going to see it I will whenever I get the chance when it comes out but for those reasons it's not worth the hype anymore I'm not excited for it like I was. I wrote this incase a lot of you didn't see the details and over looked it.
I got respect for him because he said what he meant and he meant what he said...i think he got to cocky and when u get loud people start 👀...his downfall was being to much in the lime light were im from we dont do that drawls to much unwanted attention...great story tho ....but i will say the man never really hid who he was everyone knew u chose to love or hate him...i choose to love him because he wasnt a fraud...what u seen is what u got...
I prefer the movie "Witness to the Mob." With Tom Sizemore playing John Gotti.
I don't think Travolta was a good choice I also liked the way Armand Assante played Gotti he made it more real besides like someone else he's gay that's an insult
Based on what I read, Gotti is one of my least favorite wiseguys
I love the original Gotti movie on HBO
I definitely appreciate the story behind the legend; however, he ( J.G ) was not groomed properly 4 the role in his way of life. 2 many b4 his time was rubbed out 4 enjoying that same lime light he once did. That being said, and in no disrespect, he was not ready 4 it. From the standpoint of a Black American, he had a prestigious role within the family, that required his ability 2b more unseen than heard. From being heard 2 being seen is a totally difference when it comes 2 that way of life - 2 much is at stake.
Aside from the handjobs I got no problem with Travolta playing Gotti. Travolta plays a good bad guy/villain face off, swordfish, pelham 123. I'm more worried about the director and the casting from the trailers it looks like an E made for tv movie.
Dont understand wjy people thinks gotti is all that.Guess people needs to read Gang land international book and see what the Italian mafia say about gotti .all he did was destroyed the italian mafia and it tuck 65 years to biltt the italian mafia .gotti is no real Gangster to me and i belies on the real. (G -code) he crossed hes own people just to bring the mafia down oh and hes snitching ass buddy the bull.. Like thy say birds of a feather they flock together ....paul castillano gets my props along with the rest but not hem...
He F***ed up when he got big headed #TooCocky
Mk do you think its possible for them to do a better job than the HBO mid 90s biopic? That shit was very good to me. I still watch it once a month
Gotti gets props ,definitely a beast .
Gotti is #1
They shouldn't have touched it period.... I remember seeing the trials and the hit when I was a small kid...
Early today you may have heard about David Proval being added to the cast. So lets get to know the latest edition to The MobKing Family. #Underboss
David Aaron Proval is best known as Tony DeVienazo in the Martin Scorsese film Mean Streets and as Richie Aprile on the HBO television series The Sopranos.
Born David Aaron Proval May 20, 1942 (age 75) Brooklyn, New York, U.S. Occupation Actor Years active 1970–present
Proval was born in Brooklyn, New York, of Jewish heritage, the son of Clara Katz, an actress from Bucharest, Romania. He has appeared in such feature films as The Shawshank Redemption, The Phantom, Mob Queen, Four Rooms, UHF, Innocent Blood, The Siege, he also appeared in The Monster Squad as a pilot, Bookies, Balls of Fury, had cameos in The Brady Bunch Movie and Smokin' Aces, and has had recurring roles in television shows such as Picket Fences, Boomtown and Everybody Loves Raymond. He appeared on Kojak, The Equalizer, Miami Vice, and Friday the 13th: The Series. He appeared in the 14th episode of The West Wing - "Take This Sabbath Day" - as Toby Ziegler's rabbi.
In 1977, his voice was heard in the cult animated film WIZARDS, as the robot assassin Necron 99. In 2004, he played both adult twin brothers James and Edward Talley in the Hallmark Channel original movie Murder Without Conviction. Sopranos creator David Chase has stated Proval was one of his original choices for the role of Tony Soprano.
Filmography Edit 1973 Mean Streets as Tony (film) 1973 Kojak as Calvelli 1 episode (TV show) 1973 Cinderella Liberty as Sailor 1 (film) 1975 Rafferty and The Gold Dust Twins as The Incessant Taker 1975 Foster and Laurie as Ianucci (made-for-TV film) 1976 Harry and Walter Go to New York as Ben (film) 1976 Police Story as Cecil Gaines 1 episode (TV show) 1976 Monster Squad as Plunder 1 episode (TV show) 1977 Wizards as Peace (voice) (film) 1977 Nowhere to Hide as Rick (made-for-TV film) 1978 Nunzio as Nunzio (film) 1981 Night City Angels as Marty (film) 1982 Hey Good Lookin' as Crazy Shapiro (film) 1983 The Star Chamber as Officer Nelson (film) 1983 Knight Rider as Robber with Gold Watch 1 episode (TV show) 1984 Cagney & Lacey as Felix Parinchinko 1 episode (TV show) 1985 The Equalizer as Goldman 1 episode (TV show) 1985 Miami Vice as I.A. Detective Louie Gallo 1 episode (TV show) 1985 Fame as Hunk Pepitone / Doran 2 episodes (TV show) 1986 Courage as Angelo Cervi (made-for-TV film) 1987 The Monster Squad as Pilot (film) 1988 Vice Versa as Turk (film) 1988 Shakedown as Larry (film) 1988-1989 Friday's Curse as Eric / Victor Haas 2 episodes (TV show) 1989 UHF as Head Thug (film) 1989 Perfect Witness as Luca (made-for-TV film) 1990 L.A. Law as Mayor Mayer (TV show) 1990 The Marshall Chronicles as Mr. Gelormino 1 episode (TV show) 1991 Quantum Leap as Dr. Masters 1 episode (TV show) 1991 Palace Guard as Belarosa 1 episode (TV show) 1991 The Walter Ego as Phil Reardon (short film) 1992 Innocent Blood as Lennie (film) 1992-1995 Picket Fences as Frank The Potato Man (TV show) 1993 Romeo is Bleeding as Scully (film) 1993 Strike a Posse as McTeague Movie 3 episodes (TV show) 1994 Being Human as George (film) 1994 The Shawshank Redemption as Snooze (film) 1995 The Brady Bunch Movie as Electrician (film) 1995 Four Rooms as Sigfried Segment The Wrong Man (film) 1995 To The Limit as Joey Bambino (film) 1995 The Courtyard as Dog Man (film) 1995 The Marshal as Marvin Kendall 1 episode (TV show) 1996 L.A. Firefighters as Himself 1 episode (TV show) 1996 The Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play as Joseph Happy Cartello (made-for-TV film) 1996 The Phantom as Charlie Zephro (film) 1996 Skyscraper as Security Guard (uncredited) (video) 1996 Rollin Thunder as Himself (made-for-TV film) 1997 The Relic as Guard Johnson (film) 1997 The Pretender as Carl Will 1 episode (TV show) 1997 Dumb Luck in Vegas as Frank (film) 1998 Mob Queen as George Gianfranco Movie Second lead role 1998 Felecity as Mr. Kinney 1 episode (TV show) 1998 The Siege as Danny Sussman (film) 1998 Brimstone as Harry 1 episode (TV show) 2000 The West Wing as Rabbi Glassman 1 episode (TV show) 2000 Newsbreak as Jacob Johnson (film) 2000-2001 Everybody Loves Raymond as Marco Fogagnola / Signore 6 episodes (TV show) 2000-2004 The Sopranos as Richie Aprile Secondary 11 Episodes (TV show) 2001 The Fighting Fitzgeralds as Joe Sambarelli 1 episode (TV show) 2001 James Dean as Daniel Mann (made-for-TV film) 2001 Zigs as Mike's Dad (film) 2001 Judging Amy as Henry Pagano 1 episode 2001 The Hollywood Sign as Charlie (film) 2002 13 Moons as Mo Potter (film) 2002 White Boy as Jim Lovero (film) 2002 The Division as Edgar Lessing 1 episode (TV show) 2002-2003 Boomtown as Paul Turcotte 3 episodes (TV show) 2003 Bookies as Larry (film) 2003 A.U.S.A. as Carmine Schiavelli 1 episode 2004 Just Desserts as Uncle Fabrizio (film) 2004 Murder Without Conviction as James Talley (made-for-TV film) 2005 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous as Mr. Grant Uncredited (film) 2005 The Circle as Dad (film) 2005 Angels with Angels as Howie Gold (film) 2006 Hollywood Dreams as Caesar DiNatale (film) 2006 Smokin' Aces as Victor Padiche (film) 2007 The Unknown Trilogy as Lucky Smith Segment Frankie The Squirell (film) 2007 Balls of Fury as Mob Boss (film) 2008 Stiletto as Mohammed (film) 2008 Phantom Punch as Savino (film) 2009 Irene In Time as Norm Florentino (film) 2009 The Deported as Chabuyo (film) 2010 Pete Smalls is Dead as Nimmo (film) 2010 Queens of the Lost as Caesar (film) 2011 Workers' Comp as Joe (made-for-TV film) 2011 Adventures of Serial Buddies as Big Chicken (film) 2012 Just 45 Minutes from Broadway as Larry Cooper (film) 2012 Silent But Deadly as Giovanni (film) 2012 Jerry and Tom as Sal (short film) 2013 Last Curtain Call as Henry (film) 2014 The M Word as Sam Sachs Uncredited (film) 2015 Sharkskin as Uncle Charlie (film) 2015 Ovation as Caesar (film) 2016 Vinyl as Vince Finestra 2 episodes (TV show) 2016 The Brooklyn Banker as Manny (film) 2016 Aquarius as Danilo Hodiak 1 episode (TV show) 2017 High and Outside as Don (film) 2017 Wayward Pilgrim as Uncle Charlie (film) 2017 Dakota as Bob Herbert (film) 2017 Cabaret Maxime as Mr. Gus (film) 2017 Rusty as Uncle Charlie Movie 2017 Lost Angelas as Vince Rose (film) 2018 Papa as David Dresner (film) ... See MoreSee Less
Frank Cali known as "Frank" or "Franky Boy", is the alleged Boss of the Gambino crime family. Law enforcement considers Cali to be the Gambino "ambassador to Sicilian mobsters" and have linked him to the Inzerillo Mafia family from Palermo. " He is now seen running the Sicilian Faction due to his Uncle John Gambino's recent death. Cali is seen as a man of influence and power by organized crime members in Italy", according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Lipton.
Frank Cali was born in New York City to Augusto and Agata Cesare, both natives of Palermo, Sicily. His father ran a household goods store in Palermo and a video store in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. He had a clean police record in the United States, even though he was mentioned in the Pizza Connection investigation, when police discovered that he was a partner of Domenico Adamita, allied to Sicilian Mafia boss Gaetano Badalamenti.
Frank Cali is the nephew-in-law of Sicilian mobster John Gambino, and has close ties to the once powerful Sicilian Mafia family led by Salvatore Inzerillo. Cali is also a great-nephew of Bonanno crime family mobsters Giovanni Bonventre and Vito Bonventre. Cali was also related to Gambino boss Paul Castellano.
As a young man, Cali bonded with Gambino mobster Jackie D'Amico, a lieutenant of Gambino boss John Gotti who operated a crew on 18th Avenue in Brooklyn. In January 1997, the FBI reported to Italian authorities that Cali had been "combined" into the Gambino family. Cali was promoted to acting capo when D'Amico became acting boss. Cali ran several import-export companies in Brooklyn, including Circus Fruits Wholesale in Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn. Cali also maintained ties with the Sicilian Mafia. He married Rosaria Inzerrilo, a sister of Pietro Inzerillo and a relative of Gambino associate Frank Inzerillo, a member of the Palermitan Inzerillo family. In the early 1980s, after losing the Second Mafia War against the Corleonesi of Totò Riina, the Inzerillo family was forced to flee Sicily. Cali and old Palermo boss Filippo Casamento supported the return of the Inzerillos to Palermo, according to Italian authorities.
According to the Italian State Police, Cali is also a member of the Sicilian Cosa Nostra. He was the contact for Sicilian mafiosi who traveled to New York to meet him, do business, and update him on Sicilian affairs. "He's our friend and he is everything over there", confided Sicilian mobster Gianni Nicchi to his boss Antonio Rotolo, after a trip in 2003. Nicchi is one of the Sicilian 'men of honour' who went back and forth between Palermo and the US for drug trafficking. ... See MoreSee Less