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Capone (1975)

The story of the rise and fall of the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone and the control he exhibited over the city during the prohibition years. Unusually, briefly covering the years ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Gazzara ... Al Capone
Harry Guardino ... Johnny Torrio
Susan Blakely ... Iris Crawford
Sylvester Stallone ... Frank Nitti
John Cassavetes ... Frankie Yale
Frank Campanella Frank Campanella ... Big Jim Colosimo
John Orchard ... Dion O'Banion
Carmen Argenziano ... Jack McGurn
George Chandler ... Robert E. Crowe
John Davis Chandler ... Hymie Weiss (as John D. Chandler)
Royal Dano ... Anton J. Cermak
Joe De Nicola Joe De Nicola ... Charles Fischetti
Angelo Grisanti Angelo Grisanti ... Angelo Genna
Peter Maloney ... Jake Guzik
Dick Miller ... Joe Pryor
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The story of the rise and fall of the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone and the control he exhibited over the city during the prohibition years. Unusually, briefly covering the years after Capone was imprisoned. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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From Underworld To Empire See more »

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

16 April 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Al Capone See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

No mention is made in the film of Capone's wife and children. Whilst the gangster did have several mistresses, he made a point of maintaining a façade of being a decent family man. See more »

Goofs

Al Capone's scar was not caused by broken glass from a window, but by a knife wound in an argument between he and Frank Gallucio over a remark he made to Gallucio's sister Lena at the Harvard Inn on Coney Island in 1917. See more »

Quotes

Capone: There should be a law against women drinking.
Crawford: Well, I think there is.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: BROOKLYN MAY 6, 1918 See more »

Alternate Versions

Most versions are missing an explicit nude scene by Susan Blakely, probably due to the fact that bootleg copies are sourced from TV prints. See more »

Connections

Edited from The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967) See more »

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Lots of action but not much else
13 March 2003 | by broadfootSee all my reviews

If you were looking for an Al Capone biography that was more exciting than the 1959 film with Rod Steiger, you might like this one, but the only exciting thing for me were the gun battles. Ben Gazzara does well in the title role, but you can tell he has cotton in his jowls because some of his dialogue is incomprehensible. The casting was ideal, having Italian-American actors playing a gang of Italian-American mobsters (especially Sylvester Stallone as Frank Nitti). There is one point the film gets wrong. At the end of the movie, Nitti travels to Florida in 1946 to visit Capone, who is dying of syphilis. In real life, Nitti committed suicide in 1943, before Capone died.

Recommended only for a boring day.


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