R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties.
The 1988 draft written by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen included a cast list of potential actors to play the main characters as for the following: Tom Reagan: Willem Dafoe, Andy Garcia, Elias Koteas, Dylan McDermott and Tom Sizemore. Verna: Kathy Borowitz, Linda Fiorentino, Marcia Gay Harden, Laura Sametz and Diane Venora. Bernie Bernbaum: Eric Begosian, Ned Eisenberg, Michael Mantel, John Pankow and John Turturro. Leo: James Gammon, Ian Holm, Richard Jenkins, John Mahoney and Trey Wilson. Johnny Caspar: Phillip Bosco, Michael Gambon, Michael Gazzo, Joe Mantegna and John Seitz Eddie Dane (originally named Bluepoint in the script): Ray Barry, Kevin Spacey, David Strathairn, Ron Vawter and Gary Cole. Of this list, only Marcia Gay Harden and John Turturro ended up being cast in their respective parts.
You can't say, "I told you so."
Tom Reagan: I don't say that and I don't like people who do.
After the Sons of Erin club blows up, a burning body flies out onto the street. In the subsequent shots, it is gone.
English, Italian, Irish, Yiddish
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