R | | Biography, Crime, Drama
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.
The film is mainly set in 1929 when Alphonse Capone would have been 30 years old. Ben Gazzara was 45 when he made the film.
I wouldn't piss up your ass if you was on fire.
Multiple scenes show Thompson submachine guns with drums inserted and the bolt forward. The actors then retract the bolt and start firing. This is not possible with a live Thompson. The bolt must be retracted to insert or remove the drum. When the bolt goes forward, it fires. Unless of course, the drum is empty. Thank you.
Opening credits prologue: BROOKLYN MAY 6, 1918
Most versions are missing an explicit nude scene by Susan Blakely, probably due to the fact that bootleg copies are sourced from TV prints.