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Lansky (TV)

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4.5
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Original title
Lansky (TV)
Year
Running time
114 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Uri Dan, Dennis Eisenberg, Eli Landau, David Mamet
Music
George S. Clinton
Cinematography
John A. Alonzo
Cast
Producer
HBO, HBO, Frederick Zollo Productions
Genre
Film noir. Drama | Biography. Mafia. Crime. TV Movie
Synopsis / Plot
This is the telling of the life of organized crime boss, Meyer Lansky, as remembered by him as a very old man who is moving about the world looking for some country that will take him in since the US courts have put out an extradition order for him to stand trial. It tells of a young man growing up in the Jewish ghettos of America's big cities at the turn of the century and of his bright intelligence which he used for moving into crime. "I'm only a gambler," he claimed, "just like most all Americans." When asked by a reporter to comment on the killings that occurred under his leadership he declined, thereby making this film's thrust that of personalities and relationships rather than of acts of violence or the workings of corrupt deeds.
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