Donnie Brasco

Donnie Brasco (1997)

Genres - Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Biographical Film  |   Release Date - Feb 28, 1997  |   Run Time - 127 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Donnie Brasco is a 1997 American crime drama film directed by Mike Newell and starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp. Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby, James Russo, and Anne Heche appeared in supporting roles.

The film is based on the true story of Joseph D. Pistone (Depp), an FBI undercover agent who infiltrated the Mafia Bonanno crime family in New York City during the 1970s, under the alias Donnie Brasco, aka "The Jewel Man". Brasco maneuvers his way into the confidence of an aging hit-man, Lefty Ruggiero (Pacino), who vouches for him. As Donnie moves deeper into the Mafia, he realizes that not only is he crossing the line between federal agent and criminal, but also leading his friend Lefty to an almost certain death.

It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. The adaptation of the book by Joseph D. Pistone and Richard Woodley was by screenwriter Paul Attanasio. The film was a box office success, earning $124.9 M against a $35 M budget, and receiving critical acclaim.

Movie Info

Budget

$35,000,000

Box Office

$124,909,762

Tags

Donnie, Fbi, Film Based On Books, Gangster, Justice, Lefty, Literary, Mafia, Marriage Counselor, Mobster, Shaving Cream, Stealing Money, True Stories, Undercover

Attributes

Based On: Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia
Filming Location: Florida, Miami, New Jersey, New York City
Narrative Location: Florida, Miami, New York City
Subject: Joseph D. Pistone, mafia, operational cover

Alternate Titles

Brasco
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Donis Brasko
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Donnie Brasco
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Donnie Brasco (Extended Cut)
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Fake
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Fedőneve: Donnie Brasco
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Köstebek
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Operaatio Donnie Brasco
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Ντόνι Μπράσκο
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Дони Браско
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Донні Браско
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Донни Браско
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フェイク
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惊天爆绝地危机
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驚天爆
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