Gotti is the semibiographical tale of john gotti, the infamous crime. Forsythe is electric and the air of menace around him is practically a character in and of itself. Assante won an emmy award for outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or special for his performance. The far superior movie about gotti thats called gotti. Assante was born in new york city, and raised in cornwall, new york, the son of armand anthony assante, a painter and artist, and katharine healy, a music teacher and poet. In 1973 john gotti armand assante, a soldier in the gambino crime family, is honored to be asked by. John gotti armand assante rises to the top of new york citys gambino crime family, but the federal government and fellow mafiosi slowly close in on the man dubbed the teflon don. John gotti armand assante is destined to rise to the top of his business.
John gotti gave armand assante his blessing from prison for tv movie portrayal. The film stars armand assante in the title role as infamous gambino crime. His father was of italian descent and his mother was of irish ancestry. Gotti tv movie 1996 armand assante as john gotti imdb. Gotti 1996 cast and crew john gotti armand assante rises to head the powerful gambino crime family before being convicted in 1992 of racketeering and murder. The rise and fall of a real life mafia don is a 1996 hbo original crime film made for television directed by robert harmon. Love travolta, but armand assante played gotti the best. Armand assante fronts this hbo movie from the director robert harmon the hitcher, which traces gottis life from his rise to the head of the gambino crime family to his eventual betrayal. John gotti rises to head the powerful gambino crime. The madeforcable biopic gotti comes to dvd with a standard fullframe 1. The film features great acting by armando assante, william forsythe, and anthony quinn as the head of the gambino family.
Armand assante full list of movies and tv shows in theaters, in production and upcoming films. Also called gotti, the 996 hbo movie was directed by robert harmon and had armand assante in the role of john gotti. Broke mambo kings star had to borrow to bail out gal pal. John gotti rises to head the powerful gambino crime family before being convicted in 1992 of racketeering and murder. There is also a 1996 tv movie about john gotti starring armand assante. Assante creates a complex portrayal of a man loyal to the mob while struggling with personal demons and his own self. Talented and enthusiastic, armand assante was born as armand anthony assante jr. I thought armand assante did a terrific job as john gotti, slick, bombastic, but also nuanced. John gotti armand assante rises to the top of new york citys gambino crime family, but the. With armand assante, anthony quinn, william forsythe, richard c. Armand assante is a coarsely handsome american actor who has successfully portrayed a wide range of intriguing characters from numerous ethnic backgrounds, both on screen and in the theater. Actually travolta there was another gotti before yours filmsane.
Best performance by an actor in a miniseries or motion picture made for television. A very impressive treatment of the rise and fall of new york crime boss john gotti, this madefortv movie succeeds in large measure because of the outstanding work of armand assante i, the jury, mambo kings as gotti. Gotti by robert harmon armand assante, anthony quinn. Armand assante plays john gotti, a reallife gangster in the gambino crime family in new york city. If you want a good gotti movie watch gotti 1996 with armand assante. He rises to become the head of the gambino family and the most wellknown mafia boss in america. The film stars armand assante in the title role as infamous gambino crime family boss john gotti, along with william forsythe, and anthony quinn. Under the watchful eye of his mentor neil delacroce anthony quinn, nothing stands in gottis way.
Indeed, crawford, now the worlds bestknown supermodel, greatly resembled model gia carangi, who went from high school to the cover of british vogue in less than two years. Although less known, this movie is certainly of great quality. The story is captivating to say the least and will keep you at the edge of your seat throughout. This is definitely a must see gangster movie with armand assante as john gotti, willia m forsythe as sammy gravano, and anthony quinn as neil delacroce to name a few.
The native new yorker paid his dues in regional theatre and as a regular on the soap opera the doctors nbc, 19631982, but work in films was longer in coming. John did a better job than armand assante in the 1996 film gotti, and armand did a good job. Good movie that explores the inside of a crime family very well. The rise and fall of a real life mafia don is a exceptional movie from the start to the very end. He is best known for his roles as mobster john gotti in the 1996 hbo television film gotti, nietzsche in when nietzsche wept and mickey spillane s mike hammer in 1982s i, the jury. Anyone who says gotti was a good movie must be deaf and blind. Armand assante bio, fact age, height, movies, net worth.
Armand anthony assante born october 4, 1949 is an american actor. Armand assante fronts this hbo movie from the director robert harmon the hitcher, which traces gottis life from his rise to the head of the. Gotti is played by armand assante, along with anthony quinn as aniello dellacroce and william forsythe as sammy the bull gravano. He is noted for an emmy awardwinning role as mobster john gotti in the 1996 hbo miniseries gotti. New gotti dvd, 2000 armand assante john gotty movie ny.
Gotti dvd this is the story of john gotti the rise and fall of a reallife godfather. This 1 hour and 44 minute movie details gotti from street bum to soldier to captain and then head of the gambino family. Gotti is a gritty, well acted, and complex look at the rise and fall of john gotti. Gotti, directed by robert harmon stars armand assante as the complicated. Armand assante list of movies and tv shows tv guide. This film examines his rise to power and fame and the fall to. There have been plenty of mob movies over the years but in 1996 3 years before the sopranos premiered on hbo hbo aired a movie based on the life of john gotti starring armand assante that was a fucking great in my opinion. Based on a true story, gotti, directed by robert harmon, is a. Assante also received a golden globe nomination the same year. This movie is in the same ballpark as all of those.
Theres a reason why cindy crawford was dubbed baby gia when she first hit the modeling scene. There is an english soundtrack rendered in dolby digital surround, a french soundtrack recorded in dolby digital stereo, and a spanish soundtrack mixed. Six months after producers of john travoltas gotti bought back the movie. Anthony quinn, armand assante, william forsythe, richard sarafian, vincent pastore, official content from hbo video the rise and fall of the. John gotti gave armand assante his blessing from prison. Sight unseen, it must almost assuredly be the better movie and more worth two hours of your precious time. Gotti john gotti 1996 judge dredd rico 1995 trial by jury pirone 1994. This film examines his rise to power and fame and the fall to imprisonment and betrayal.417 83 118 1286 482 38 13 1447 902 1040 915 1463 1183 1187 1020 392 469 1233 1291 1313 244 137 416 224 1582 702 415 377 460 76 301 1164 1134 188 328 574 690 1144 1181 1305 155 1376