R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Tom Reagan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties.
The city where the story takes place is never named directly in the film. However, there is a clue late in the film which points to the New York City area: Tom tells Verna to leave town and go to "the Palisades" until everything blows over. The Palisades is stretch of rocky cliffs of Bergen County in Northern New Jersey and Rockland County of New York State.
Why don't we just pick up and leave town? There's nothing keeping you here. I know there's nothing keeping me.
Tom Reagan: What about Bernie?
Verna: He could go with us.
Tom Reagan: You, me and Bernie; where would we go, Verna? Niagara Falls?
After The Dane punches Tom to the floor in Caspar's house and threatens to beat Mink's fate out of Tom, the line, "Is this how you taught Drop his story?" from Tom is dubbed over his unmoving lips.
The opening credits list production companies, the title, and the main cast. The crew is not listed until the ending credits, starting with a director credit.
English, Italian, Irish, Yiddish
$28,202 23 September 1990