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Nitti: The Enforcer
Nitti The Enforcer
Actors: Trini Alvarado, Hank Azaria, Alan Blumenfeld, David Correia, Ward Costello
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
NR     2006     1hr 33min


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Actors: Trini Alvarado, Hank Azaria, Alan Blumenfeld, David Correia, Ward Costello
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Direct Source Label
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 02/28/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/1988
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1988
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 33min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

From Proud Italian to Enforcer to Man
Fandolfini | Frankfort, IN | 08/25/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this movie for two reasons, 1. I love Anthony Lapaglia and 2. I love Movies with Al Capone in them.
This movie didn't dissappoint me at all. While it centered around Organized Crime in Chicago in the 20's and 30's that wasn't the basis of the movie. It showed Frank Nitti as a man and as a person not just as the Enforcer for Al. I thought the best scene was in the courthouse when the cops were trying to frame Frank for a shooting he didn't commit. The cop shot him and was going to lie and testify that Frank shot back. The cop changed his testimony and when the trial was over Frank went in the mens' room and there were the two guys who were hired to kill him. He told them not to worry they were just doing there jobs they would be safe and he wouldn't come after them. I thought wow that's really a huge thing to do in that business. It shows how while Nitti was a very powerful man he dealt with a lot of personal hardship as well.
This is definatley a movie worth seeing."
The Nitti Gritty
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 10/07/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"FRANK NITTI: THE ENFORCER is a semi-fictonal made-for-TV account of the life of Al Capone's "button" man. Nitti the gangster and Nitti the family man are both explored and the contrast between the two is startling. A 95 minute time constraint tends to make the story telescopically episodic.

The Sicilian-born Nitti first made a living in America as a barber. His side activity as jewel thief and fence drew the small-time crook into organized crime, and he quickly rose to become first an enforcer and then a front for the Capone mob.

A 1932 attempt on Nitti's life by the Chicago police failed. In 1943, after several extortion indictments were handed down, others in the Outfit placed blamed on Nitti. The day before he was to appear before a grand jury, the disgraced mobster ended his own life with a bullet to the head. His suicide was witnessed by two railroad workers.

THE REVENGE OF AL CAPONE, a 1989 TV movie starring Ray Sharkey, explores the life of Frank Nitti's boss. (VHS only)

Parenthetical number preceding title is a 1 to 10 viewer poll rating found at a film resource website.

(5.1) Frank Nitti: The Enforcer (TV-1988) - Anthony LaPaglia/Vincent Guastaferro/Trini Alvarado/Michael Moriarty/Hank Azaria/Bruno Kirby"
The Story of The Enforcer of the Al Capone Sindicate
Jose A. M. Nolla | San Juan, PR Puerto Rico | 01/27/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Lives up to the story of the true Frank Nitty. Its a good item for those collecting gangster films."