Fingers (1978)

Genres - Action, Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama, Crime Drama, Family Drama, Coming-of-Age  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Jimmy Angelelli (Harvey Keitel) wants to be a concert pianist. Jimmy's dad, Ben Angelelli (Michael V. Gazzo), wants his son to go into the family business. So far, so banal. But the "family business" depicted in Fingers is organized crime, and therein lies the film's perverse appeal. Fingers represents the directorial debut of screenwriter James Toback, who also wrote the script.

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concert-pianist, organized-crime, dysfunctional, emotional-problems, family-business, kingpin