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Donnie Brasco (1997)



Donnie Brasco

(1997)

Crime / Drama

126 minutes

Directed by Mike Newell

Cast:

Al Pacino as Benjamin "Lefty" Ruggiero
Johnny Depp as Joseph "Donnie Brasco" Pistone
Michael Madsen as Dominick "Sonny Black" Napolitano
Bruno Kirby as Nicky Santora
Anne Heche as Maggie Pistone
James Russo as "Pauli" Cersani
Željko Ivanek as Tim Curley
Gerry Becker as Dean Blandford
Andrew Parks as Hollman
Robert Miano as "Sonny Red" Indelicato
Brian Tarantina as "Bruno" Indelicato
Rocco Sisto as "Richie" Gazzo
Tim Blake Nelson as FBI Technician
Paul Giamatti as FBI Technician

This film is based on a true story, where FBI agent Joe Pistone goes undercover as Donnie Brasco to investigate the New York mafia.  He becomes friends with Lefty Ruggiero in order to become part of the mafia, led by Sonny Black.  Ruggiero and Pistone become close as they collect money and become more successful, while Pistone is receiving more and more information.  The job becomes very stressful on Pistone’s life, for he never sees his family and his wife leaves him, while the mafia is suspicious that an inside person may be working with them.  He knows if he leaves the group, Ruggiero will suffer the consequences. 




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Actors: Al Pacino
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