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Back Home Years Ago: The Real CASINO
Back Home Years Ago The Real CASINO
Actor: Joe Alexandre
Director: Joseph F. Alexandre
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
NR     2010     1hr 15min

This documentary now available on DVD about the real Chicago gangsters involved with the Casinos in Las Vegas plays as a primer for Martin Scorsese's film Casino. The focus is on real life counterparts to the Nicholas Pile...  more »


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Actor: Joe Alexandre
Director: Joseph F. Alexandre
Creator: Joseph F. Alexandre
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Home & Garden, Documentary
Studio: JFA Films
Format: DVD
DVD Release Date: 04/05/2010
Release Year: 2010
Run Time: 1hr 15min
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Great doc about the mob
film lvr | LA, CA | 04/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I feel I was let in on a secret I didn't want to know about. Compelling, disturbing, and ultimately sad to see the reality behind these damaged people. But, still peppered with a few humurous dashes like the "Rat a Tat Tat" cutaway. For a doc pretty stylish in both the camera work and editing. The cinematography was very well presented. Fast scene changes evoked the warning of watch your back. Unexpected movements in the film highlighted the dangerous and violent theme of mobster life. Fitting the topic, the film was also a little dark. Shifts from color to black and white were dramatic and well placed. The Real Casino was an interesting and entertaining look at how real mobsters rationalize their environment and justify their lives. A must for anyone into mob lore. Check out both the deleted scenes and the making of...