Gotti

Synopsis: John Gotti, the head of a small New York mafia crew breaks a few of the old family rules. He rises to become the head of the Gambino family and the most well-known mafia boss in America. He is known as the Dapper Don for his expensive taste in suits, and the Teflon Don because none of the FBI charges against him will stick. Life is good, but suspicion creeps in, and greed, rule-breaking and his high public profile all threaten to topple him.
Director(s): Robert Harmon
Production: HBO Video
  Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 16 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.3
Rotten Tomatoes:
60%
R
Year:
1996
116 min
853 Views

Makes you think.

Makes you think about

the people in your life.

I think of Neil and if he were sittin'

here right now, what he'd say to me.

He'd say,

"John, what's it about?

What's life about...

ifyou don't go through it

as a man's man."

He'd say, "Suck it up.

Take the fall. Do the time.

That's what made you who you are.

That makes you what you are."

How long we been around this thing

ofours, this Cosa Nostra?

1 20 years.

And what's it about?

It's about the rules, parameters.

You take the beatin' for the friend.

You don't run, you don't lay down.

You don't betray who you are,

what you are.

- Self-esteem,John.

- Self-esteem. It's basic.

You pick it up on the street.

You gotta remember Angie here.

I loved this guy.

I loved him.

He was stupid.

He never listened to me.

He always wanted

the goddamn dope money.

He never rolled.

You know that?

He never rolled.

My brother Gene,Joey D'Mig,

they don't roll.

They're doin' a thousand years.

They don't roll. They don't rat.

Why? That's the rule.

You don't break. You don't rat.

Basic rules.

Gives you a little power, right?

Not the kinda power these Feds have.

God forbid we pull their chain

in public, right?

Fuckin' dress better than them, they

take it personal, like it's a vendetta.

They're supposed to act better

than the rest of us.

Theyjust want me to be somethin'

I wasn't even born to be.

Humble.

They want you to be humble.

So you humble me.

What you got now?

You got a war?

You got a global war?

You got the Chinks, Dominicans,

Asians, Russians, Columbians,Jamaicans.

What are they doin'?

They desecrate the nation.

You got your veritable fuckin'

snowstorms ofcocaine and smack...

whatever the hell else

they shove in their veins.

You got a worldwide crime syndicate now.

There's no rules.

There's no parameters.

There's no feelings.

There's no feelings

for this country.

- Anarchy.

- You got anarchy.

So?

Five, ten years from now...

there gonna wish there was

American Cosa Nostra.

Five or ten years from now...

they're gonna missJohn Gotti.

Ang, remember the time we were in Vegas,

we seen that funny guy,Joey Villa?

At the Riviera.

Who was the guy who walked

in the bar that night,Jo-Jo?

That short guy.

This is a funny story. Listen.

Jo-Jo comes into the bar wearin'

a solid gold buckle this big.

It saysJo-Jo on it.

He's got a bracelet on his arm

saysJo-Jo on it.

Got a fuckin' necklace saysJo-Jo on it.

He's got solid gold cuff links.

They all sayJo-Jo on 'em.

Little Chink bellhop walks in,

he says...

"Excuse me, Mr.Jo-Jo."

He says, "Shut the fuck up.

I don't want nobody to know I'm here."

True story.

I was there.

All right.

Do what you want with yours.

I'm gettin' down on the Knicks.

John, who owns a bigger piece ofyou,

your bookie oryour tailor?

I'm split right down the middle, baby.

Put out the fuckin' cigarette

before you give us all cancer, please.

What cancer? The government

has not proved cigarettes cause cancer.

What fuckin' government

is he talkin' about now?

You know the tobacco people

own the Feds.

- Fuck them.

- Put out the fuckin' cigarette.

- Are you serious?

- Yeah!

What a fuckin' ball breaker here.

Gene, you goin' to Mom's later?

It's Friday night.

Me and Pete are both goin'.

Give it up.

Put your share on top of it.

Kick somethin' into that

like you're supposed to.

No, right now.

D'Mig, kick in.

You been robbin' cannolis from us

for 20 fuckin' years now.

John, your old man told me

your mother's got a Zulu maid.

Fuckin' guy.

He never wanted me to marry Vicki.

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