Bonanno: A Godfather's Story | 1998

Crime, Period
An aging Joe Bonanno visits present-day Sicily and reflects on his life. Sent to America to escape Mussolini's fascists, Joe at first struggles to make ends meet as a barber, but then a Mob-connected cousin helps him ...more

Cast

... Salvatore Maranzano

Actor (1998-1999)

... Joseph Bonanno--Ages 17-27

Actor (1998-1999)

... Salvatore Bonanno

Actor (1998-1999)

... Don Ciccio

Actor (1998-1999)

... Miss C Canzinarra

Actor (1998-1999)

... Joseph Bonnano Sr

Actor (1998-1999)

... Giovanni Romano

Actor (1998-1999)

... Tommy Lucchese

Actor (1998-1999)

... Giuseppe Masseria

Actor (1998-1999)

... Willie Moretti

Actor (1998-1999)

... Stefano Magaddino

Actor (1998-1999)

... Joe Aiello

Actor (1998-1999)

Company

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Synopsis

An aging Joe Bonanno visits present-day Sicily and reflects on his life. Sent to America to escape Mussolini's fascists, Joe at first struggles to make ends meet as a barber, but then a Mob-connected cousin helps him gain entry into the world of organized crime. Bonanno becomes a successful bootlegger, despite competition from the ambitious Joe Kennedy. A bloody war between Mob factions wipes out Bonanno's beloved mentor and places the 26-year-old at the head of the Castellamarese crime family. Quickly organizing "The Commission," Joe gains stature by bringing peace and prosperity to the New York Mafia. As the years pass, Bonanno's authority is tested by betrayals within his family, at the hands of the government during WWII, his old foe Joe Kennedy, and his own failing health. He becomes one of the few bosses to retire successfully from a life of organized crime.

Writers

Screenplay (1998-1999)

Book as Source Material (1998-1999)

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