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The Wannabe (2015)

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Obsessed with mob culture, and desperate to fit in, Thomas sets out to fix the 1992 trial of John Gotti. He believes if the plan is executed, it will put him at the center of all that he ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincenzo Amato ... Richie
Patricia Arquette ... Rose
Nicholas Belleas Nicholas Belleas ... Stunt Performer
Jay Bulger ... Eric Roberts
John Buscemi John Buscemi ... Sausage Vendor
Stan Carp ... Oxygen Mask
Lawrence Cioppa Lawrence Cioppa ... Card Player #1
Dario Cipani Dario Cipani ... Kid with Sparkler
Christine Cornell Christine Cornell ... Christine
Adriana DeMeo ... Annie
Doug E. Doug ... Twin
Chris Camaj ... Sallyboy (as Chris 'The Eagle' Camaj)
Duccio Fabbri Duccio Fabbri ... Cesare Staderini
Michael Gasparro ... Newsstand Vendor
Neal Huff ... Judge Glasser
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Obsessed with mob culture, and desperate to fit in, Thomas sets out to fix the 1992 trial of John Gotti. He believes if the plan is executed, it will put him at the center of all that he idolizes. The plot is foiled, setting off events worthy of mob lore. The Wannabe intertwines real people and true events, past and present, with fantasy.

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Respect isn't earned. It's stolen.


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Rated R for drug use, language, some sexuality and violence | See all certifications »

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4 December 2015 (USA) See more »

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Obcecado pela Máfia See more »

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Marks Vincent Piazza's fourth time starring in a mob related film/tv show including "The Sopranos" (1999-2007), "Boardwalk Empire" (2010-2014), and "Jersey Boys" (2014) See more »

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Not so bad, it's the absolute core of a crime drama
8 December 2015 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

It does not get more blue collar than The Wannabe, a no trills mob movie about a Mob geeks obsession with the John Gotti trails of the early 90s.

Vincent Piazza plays the mob geek, Thomas. his performance in the movie was pretty well done. His psychotic nature just kept escalating as the movie progressed which made him entertaining to focus on.

Also like the performance of Patricia Arquette, who played Thomas' equally touched girlfriend, Rose. I felt a certain dignity to her performance that made you feel sorry for Rose instead of sad.

Overall the movie was a very disturbing tale of Thomas and Rose, a weird version of Bonnie and Clyde, in a movie that feels like a low rate version of Taxi Driver.

A decent indi film to look at.


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