- Original title
- Running time
- 120 min.
- United States
Jerry Capeci, Gene Mustain
Richard Scott Sarafian,
Drama | Biography. Mafia. TV Movie
- Synopsis / Plot
- This is the story of John Gotti--the rise and fall of a real-life "Godfather". John Gotti (Armand Assante) is destined to rise to the top of his business...crime. Under the watchful eye of his mentor Neil Delacroce (Anthony Quinn), nothing stands in Gotti's way. And when the time is right to strike--regardless of the Mafia code--Gotti strikes. The execution of mob boss Paul Castellano on the streets of New York takes Gotti straight to the top of the powerful Gambino family. To the public, he's the much-loved stylish "Dapper Don". But to the FBI he's a crook who's slipped from their grasp, hailed by the media as "The Teflon Don". But Gotti's method of rising to power, through sudden violence and broken rules, will also lead to his downfall. When the FBI obtains tapes of Gotti downplaying his chief executioner, Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, they know they have him in their grasp. If Sammy can ge persuaded to talk, the FBI can scratch the "Teflon Don" for good.
The violent, meteoric rise of Gambino crime family boss John Gotti is traced in this drama, which also chronicles the FBI's struggles to bring down the "Dapper Don." His refusal to play by Mob rules ultimately mares his Teflon resilience when the FBI persuades assassin Sammy "The Bull" Gravano to testify against his ungrateful boss. Based in part on "The Last Gangster: Winning the War Against John Gotti and the Mob" by Jerry Capeci and Gene Mustain.
: Emmy: Best Actor (Armand Assante). 7 Nominations, Including Best TV Movie
: Golden Globes: 3 nominations, including Best Mini-Series or TV Picture
: Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Anthony Quinn)
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director (Miniseries/TV Movie)
: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nom. Best Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries (Assante)
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