Lansky

(1999)

Overview

This is the telling of the life of organized crime boss, Meyer Lansky, as remembered by him as a very old man who is moving about the world looking for some country that will take him in since the US courts have put out an extradition order for him to stand trial. It tells of a young man growing up in the Jewish ghettos of America's big cities at the turn of the century and of his bright intelligence which he used for moving into crime. "I'm only a gambler," he claimed, "just like most all Americans." When asked by a reporter to comment on the killings that occurred under his leadership he declined, thereby making this film's thrust that of personalities and relationships rather than of acts of violence or the workings of corrupt deeds. Written by BOB STEBBINS

  1. Dennis Eisenberg

    Novel

  2. Uri Dan

    Novel

  3. John McNaughton

    Director

  4. David Mamet

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Richard Dreyfuss

    Richard Dreyfuss

    Meyer Lansky

  2. Illeana Douglas

    Illeana Douglas

    Anna Lansky

  3. Anthony LaPaglia

    Anthony LaPaglia

    Charlie 'Lucky' Luciano

  4. Eric Roberts

    Eric Roberts

    Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel

  5. Beverly D'Angelo

    Beverly D'Angelo

    Teddy Lansky

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Status Released

Release Information

  • February 27, 1999
    R
    Theatrical

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    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 56m

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