Donnie Brasco (1997) [English (MPEG Layer III, 128 kBit/s, 48 kHz, Stereo)]
Genre: Crime / Drama
Length: 2h 7m 0s
Director: Mike Newell
Tagline: In 1978, the US government waged a war against organized crime. One man was left behind the lines.
Plot outline: This true story follows FBI agent Joe Pistone as he infiltrates the mafia of New York. Befriending Lefty Ruggiero, Pistone (under the name Donnie Brasco) is able to embed himself in a mafia faction lead by Sonny Black. Ruggiero and Pistone become tight as the group goes about collecting money for 'the bosses'. Eventually, the group become big time when Black himself becomes a boss, all the while Pistone collects evidence. However, the trials and tribulations of the undercover work become more than Pistone can bear. His marriage falls apart and to top it off, the mafia suspect a mole in the organization. The real dilemma is afforded to Pistone, who knows if he walks away from the mafia, Ruggiero will be the one punished. Summary written by P. Wong {}
Comment: Believable too. Spoilers below am sure!! I felt that this was quite authentic, I liked Pacino in restrained 'non scenery chewing' role for a change, wish he'd do it more. Depp as the Wiseguy/FBI mole did a solid, believable job, esp. showing how he became like the Mob Goons he was infiltrating-even his wife was worried that he'd gone over the edge. Anne Heche usually is a space cadet, here she was grounded and realistic too. Was Bruno Kirby playing the same guy Joe Pesci did in 'Goodfellas'-both called Nicky Santora, both with the same nasal voice, both triggermen-well it does make you wonder. I think it was intentional. Madsen as the 'Sonny Corleone' character-more or less-was okay if cartoony. Kept on thinking it was Dice Clay if you wanna know. He was that good. I also thought for sure that Randy Quaid was the FLA club owner and Tony LoBianca was the Sonny Red. Guess I was wrong. Lookalikes. Some goofs besides 'Love on the Rocks' from '81 being played on the radio in a '79 setting. Wasn't Abscam from '81 or so? They kept on referencing it from the 'Abscam boat' or whatever. Again just a minor flaw but it does make you wonder. Edit yerselves guys. The setting, performances, etc all believable. I liked this and am surprised you don't hear more about it. *** outta ****
IMDB Rating: 7.5
Country: USA
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Al PacinoasBenjamin 'Lefty' Ruggerio
Johnny DeppasJoseph D. Pistone/Donnie Brasco
Michael MadsenasDominick 'Sonny Black' Napolitano
Bruno KirbyasNicky Santora