|Title:||The Valachi Papers|
Other Movies Seen By This Director (1)
- The Klansman
|02.29.08||Netflix|| Charles Bronson plays Joe Valachi, a mafia soldier pinned as a rat by his don (Lino Ventura) so he turns states and spills the beans on all the terminology, structure, pomp & circumstance of La Cosa Nostra. This was more of a "isn't that interesting" type of picture than anything else in that the names are real and it probably stuck sort of close to the truth (for a movie anyway). It also has a really cool title. It's also fun to see how this plugs into The French Connection which plugs into American Gangster. Now all we need is a Gotti biopic and maybe something to connect Donnie Brasco in the 80s and the history of organized crime in NYC would have a fairly complete cinematic record.|
Anyway, this wasn't bad but perhaps a bit too long and blah-y at times. Still, I found it interesting enough.