Tag Archives: Gangsters

Road to Perdition

When you think of Tom Hanks, I don’t think Road to Perdition readily comes to mind because he’s been so likable for several decades. Therefore him playing a regional gangster’s muscle was a stretch with audiences. I really wanted to see … Continue reading

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Italians #48 & #49: Joseph Valachi & Henry Hill

When it comes to Italian heritage, alongside some Jewish, there is an elephant in the room and that’s the Mafia, aka The Outfit, La Cosa Nostra, The Mob, The Black Hand. Although organized crime isn’t something Italians, namely Sicilians, invented. … Continue reading

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RIP: Robert Loggia

Born Salvatore Loggia, he probably had to change it to Robert because his real name was “too ethnic” for Whitebread America in the Fifties, this guy went on to be royalty in the bit parts. Honestly, can you name anything … Continue reading

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Goodfellas: 25th Anniversary Dinner Screening

Goodfellas is the ultimate and best Mafia movie made in recent years. Primarily due to the film being based upon the book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi which as we all know was about Henry Hill’s three decades in Paul Vario’s crew. Why Scorsese and … Continue reading

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