Lansky (1999)

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. Written by BOB STEBBINS

Directing:
  • John McNaughton

Writing:
  • David Mamet
  • Uri Dan
  • Dennis Eisenberg

Stars:
Release Date: 1999-02-27
themoviedb icon 5.0/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 116
Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyf...
Meyer Lansky
Illeana Douglas
Illeana Dougl...
Anna Lansky
Anthony LaPaglia
Anthony LaPag...
Charlie 'Lucky' Luciano
Beverly D'Angelo
Beverly D'Ang...
Teddy Lansky
Eric Roberts
Eric Roberts
Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel
Mosko Alkalai
Mosko Alkalai
Jewelry Shopkeeper
James Harper
James Harper
Longy Zwillman
Jill Holden
Jill Holden
Yetta Lansky
Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spenc...
Evelyn
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