Mobsters

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Released 1991

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Director:
Michael Karbelnikoff
Released:
1991
Rating:
R
Mobsters is a 1991 crime drama directed by Michael Karbelnikoff and starring Christian Slater, Costas Mandylor, Richard Grieco and Patrick Dempsey. The movie is set in New York City and takes place during the years 1917 to 1931. It is a highly stylized, semi-fictitious account of the rise of Charles "Lucky" Luciano (Christian Slater), Meyer Lansky (Patrick Dempsey), Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel (Richard Grieco) and Frank Costello (Costas Mandylor). They start out as small-time hoods and bootleggers and eventually rise up the criminal ranks and push aside the old-guard Mafia. Bugsy Siegel and Frank Costello control the physical elements of the operation, and Meyer Lansky and "Lucky" Luciano control the business side. The film mainly focuses on Luciano and Lansky and details the creation of The Commision, which is the governing body of the American Mafia that split up the New York mob into five separate families. A young Lara Flynn Boyle co-stars along with Anthony Quinn and F. Murray Abraham.
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