Donnie Brasco

Synopsis: This true story follows FBI agent Joe Pistone as he infiltrates the mafia of New York. Befriending Lefty Ruggiero, Pistone (under the name Donnie Brasco) is able to embed himself in a mafia faction led by Sonny Black. Ruggiero and Pistone become tight as the group goes about collecting money for 'the bosses'. Eventually, the group become big-time when Black himself becomes a boss; all the while, Pistone collects evidence. However, the trials and tribulations of the undercover work become more than Pistone can bear. His marriage falls apart, and to top it off, the mafia suspect a mole in the organization. The real dilemma is afforded to Pistone, who knows if he walks away from the mafia, Ruggiero will be the one punished.
Director(s): Mike Newell
Production: TriStar
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 15 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
127 min

Go ahead, try and sell it,

you want to be a dunsky. Give it a shot.

Dunsky? You calling me a dunsky?

You know who you're talking to, my friend?

Hey, Left. Come on, have a spritzer.

You want to go embarrass yourself

with this thing...

Embarrass myself? My family, my children...

My mother can hold her head up

in any neighborhood in this city

when she walks down the block, see?

In all the five boroughs, I'm known.

Forget about it.

I'm known all over the fucking world.

Anybody, ask anybody about Lefty

from Mulberry Street.

-You're pissing up the wrong fucking tree.

-I didn't mean no disrespect.

-It's a misunderstanding.

-Where you going? Sit down there.

You're gonna walk out on me?

You don't walk out on me.

I walk out on you.

-You got a car?

-I got a car.

Let's go get your car. Come on.

Take care.

Put that window up.

I'm gonna catch a draft.

I'm getting fucking cancer over here.

-You'll be all right.

-Where we going?

You a cop?

Don't ask so many fucking questions.

Well, well, I've got to school you, my friend.

I've got to school you.

What's the matter? You work for Jilly,

he never school you?

School me in what?

You don't talk until I talk to you.


You call that ring a fugazy. You don't know

word fucking one, my friend.

I know. I look at you and I know.

You a guy

can't keep his fucking mouth shut.

Hey, I'm talking to you now.

Look, I've been in jewels five years.

How do you figure

I'm gonna earn the kind of money I do

if I can't tell a fucking zircon?

-There's good money in it?



-What, jewels?

-Thank you.

Yeah. If you know what you're doing,

there is.

Let's go to 23rd and 8th. Then we'll find out

if you know what you're doing.

You owe me $8,000.

No, hold on. Wait. I gave you the diamond.

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