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.
This was the Coen Brothers' first collaboration with Steve Buscemi and John Turturro.
You don't hold elected office in this town. You run it because people think you do. They stop thinking it you stop running it.
In the scene where Leo uses the Thompson sub-machine gun he should have had to reload at least 6 times. Assuming the gun is a 1928 model the rate of fire is 700 rounds per minute and has a 100 round can of ammunition. The gangster walks into the bedroom and fires for 5 seconds for a total of 58 shots fired, Leo takes his gun and fires at the window for 20 seconds for 233 shots fired, then Leo fires at the car for about 20 more seconds for another 233 shots fired. That is a total of 524 shots fired from one Thompson with no reload.
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