Witness to the Mob (1998)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Crime Drama, Gangster Film  |   Release Date - May 10, 1998 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 240 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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The key figure in this two-part TV mob miniseries is Mafia snitch Sammy "The Bull" Gravano (Nicholas Turturro). Gravano ratted on John Gotti (Tom Sizemore), who manipulated the 1985 murder of mob boss Paul Castellano (Abe Vigoda). Gravano is seen rising in the mob ranks through various blood-brother ceremonies, coercions, threats, family meetings, and confrontations over loyalties. In part two, informant Gravano blows the whistle on Gotti. Turturro, as Gravano, also narrates the drama, which manages to alter accuracy and bend history behind this disclaimer: "Certain events in this film that are based on fact are interpretive, certain characters are composites or have been fictionalized, and some names and locations have been changed." Premiered May 10, 1998 on NBC.

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crime, hitman, Mafia, witness