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Lansky (1999)

R
TV Movie | 116 min | Drama, Crime

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 ...See moreThis 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 See less
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Writers
Uri Dan (book "Meyer Lansky: Mogul of the Mob") (in part) | Dennis Eisenberg (book "Meyer Lansky: Mogul of the Mob") (in part) | Eli Landau (book "Meyer Lansky: Mogul of the Mob") (in part) | David Mamet
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Fred C. Caruso (as Fred Caruso)
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Feb 27, 1999 (United States)

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Richard Dreyfuss
Meyer Lansky Meyer Lansky   See fewer
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Yosef Carmon
Rabbi / Caretaker (as Yosi Carmon) Rabbi / Caretaker (as Yosi Carmon)   See fewer
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Mosko Alkalai
Jewelry Shopkeeper (as Moscu Alcalay) Jewelry Shopkeeper (as Moscu Alcalay)   See fewer
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Fima Noveck
Hasid in Grodno Hasid in Grodno   See fewer
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Joshua Praw
Meyer Lansky Age 8 Meyer Lansky Age 8   See fewer
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Bernard Hiller
Max Lansky Max Lansky   See fewer
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Jill Holden
Yetta Lansky Yetta Lansky   See fewer
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Larry Moss
Benjamin Lansky Benjamin Lansky   See fewer
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Chris Marquette
Jake Lansky Ages 9-11 (as Christopher Marquette) Jake Lansky Ages 9-11 (as Christopher Marquette)   See fewer
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Ryan Merriman
Meyer Lansky Ages 12-14 Meyer Lansky Ages 12-14   See fewer
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Benjamin Kimball Smith
Irish Gang Leader (as Benjamin K. Smith) Irish Gang Leader (as Benjamin K. Smith)   See fewer
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Brian Casey
Irish Boy #1 Irish Boy #1   See fewer
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Adam Hendershott
Irish Boy #2 Irish Boy #2   See fewer
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Daniel Sagal
Irish Boy #3 Irish Boy #3   See fewer
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Anthony Medwetz
Benny Siegel Age 11 Benny Siegel Age 11   See fewer
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Amit Alon
Boy Outside Jewelry Shop Boy Outside Jewelry Shop   See fewer
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Paul Sincoff
Charlie Luciano Ages 17-30 Charlie Luciano Ages 17-30   See fewer
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P.C. Frieberg
Old City Civilian (as P.C. Friberg) Old City Civilian (as P.C. Friberg)   See fewer
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Max Perlich
Meyer Lansky Ages 19-28 Meyer Lansky Ages 19-28   See fewer
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Matthew Settle
Bugsy Siegel Ages 17-26 Bugsy Siegel Ages 17-26   See fewer
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Stanley DeSantis
Arnold Rothstein Arnold Rothstein   See fewer
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Scott Rabinowitz
Zev Ben-Dov Zev Ben-Dov   See fewer
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Jeff Perry
American Lawyer American Lawyer   See fewer
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Anna Lansky Anna Lansky   See fewer
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Bill Capizzi
Joe 'The Boss' Masseria Joe 'The Boss' Masseria   See fewer
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IRS Man #1 IRS Man #1   See fewer
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IRS Man #2 IRS Man #2   See fewer
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Maranzano Deskman Maranzano Deskman   See fewer
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Salvatore Maranzano Salvatore Maranzano   See fewer
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Buddy's Doctor Buddy's Doctor   See fewer
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Albert Anastasia (as Nicky Corello) Albert Anastasia (as Nicky Corello)   See fewer
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Longy Zwillman Longy Zwillman   See fewer
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Frank Costello Frank Costello   See fewer
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Sal Landi
Joe Adonis Joe Adonis   See fewer
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Charlie 'Lucky' Luciano Charlie 'Lucky' Luciano   See fewer
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Longshoreman Longshoreman   See fewer
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Vito Genovese Vito Genovese   See fewer
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Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel   See fewer
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Peggy Jo Jacobs
Virginia Hill Virginia Hill   See fewer
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Scott Haven
Flamingo Surveyor Flamingo Surveyor   See fewer
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Teddy Lansky Teddy Lansky   See fewer
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Reporter at LOD Airport Reporter at LOD Airport   See fewer
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Paul Lansky Age 17 Paul Lansky Age 17   See fewer
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Evelyn the Maid (as Octavia L. Spencer) Evelyn the Maid (as Octavia L. Spencer)   See fewer
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Henchman at NYC Apartment Henchman at NYC Apartment   See fewer
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Buddy Lansky Age 19 (as Mitchell Roché) Buddy Lansky Age 19 (as Mitchell Roché)   See fewer
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Maria Carmen
Conga Dancer (as Maria Carmen Diaz) Conga Dancer (as Maria Carmen Diaz)   See fewer
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Moe Dalitz Moe Dalitz   See fewer
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Buddy Lansky Age 10 (as Jeffery Sharmat) Buddy Lansky Age 10 (as Jeffery Sharmat)   See fewer
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Devon Michael
Paul Lansky Age 8 Paul Lansky Age 8   See fewer
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Moses Polakoff Moses Polakoff   See fewer
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Jake Lansky Jake Lansky   See fewer
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5.4 / 10 | 998 votes