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Donnie Brasco

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Original title
Donnie Brasco
Running time
122 min.
United States United States
Paul Attanasio (Novel: Joseph D. Pistone, Richard Woodley)
Patrick Doyle
Peter Sova
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Mandalay Entertainment
Drama | Mafia. Crime. Based On A True Story. 1970s
Synopsis / Plot
Joe Pistone (Johnny Depp) is an FBI who mole ingratiates himself into the Mafia pecking order by posing as "jewel man" Donnie Brasco. He finds his loyalties divided when Lefty Ruggiero, a jaded hit man, takes him on as a protégé and places real trust in him. The two men form a friendship--and a criminal partnership--that jeopardizes Brascos mission and obscures the boundaries between the law and the underworld. The film is based on the autobiography DONNIE BRASCO, MY UNDERCOVER LIFE IN THE MAFIA by former undercover agent Joseph D. Pistone.
1997: Nominated for Oscar: Best Adapted Screenplay
1997: National Board of Review: Best Supporting Actress (Anne Heche)
1997: Critics' Choice Awards: Nominated for Best Film
1997: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
1997: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Actor (Al Pacino)
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