LANSKY tells the true story of a young immigrant's ascent from poverty to almost unimaginable riches through ... Full Descriptionhard-edged business sense and a ruthless ability to murder anyone who ever got in his way. Richard Dreyfuss stars as Meyer Lansky, a genius white-collar criminal on the run from the FBI. As he hops from country to country in search of asylum, he recounts his years as a dirt-poor youth in New York City's Lower East Side (a vibrant and dangerous multiracial ghetto in the early 1900s); as a rising gang member with such fearsome allies as Lucky Luciano and Bugsy Siegel; and as a wizard of crooked accounting who became one of the most influential figures in the history of American organized crime. Backed by a strong supporting cast (most notably Beverly D'Angelo and Eric Roberts) and sparked by a dynamite David Mamet script, Dreyfuss delivers a powerful and deeply moving performance as the aged mafioso. Produced for HBO, LANSKY did not receive the widespread acclaim it deserved. With LANSKY, director John McNaughton (HENRY PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER, WILD THINGS) delivers another of his penetrating cinematic investigations of the teeming shadow world undergirding late-20th-century American life. Studio Warner Home Video Orig Year 1999 DVD Encoding Region 1 Discs 1 Release Date Jul 27, 1999 Rating R (MPAA) Running Time 116 Minutes Movie Details Color; Dolby Surround Sound Category Dramas, Television/TV Series, Action/Adventure, Crime Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Beverly D'Angelo, Eric Roberts, Illeana Douglas, Anthony LaPaglia, Ryan Merriman Director John McNaughton Composer George S. Clinton Director of Photography John A. Alonzo Editor Elena Maganini Producer Fred Caruso Production Designer Edward McAvoy Screenwriter David Mamet

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Lansky (1999)

Drama/Crime · 1h 56m

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LANSKY tells the true story of a young immigrant's ascent from poverty to almost unimaginable riches through ... Full Descriptionhard-edged business sense and a ruthless ability to murder anyone who ever got in his way. Richard Dreyfuss stars as Meyer Lansky, a genius white-collar criminal on the run from the FBI. As he hops from country to country in search of asylum, he recounts his years as a dirt-poor youth in New York City's Lower East Side (a vibrant and dangerous multiracial ghetto in the early 1900s); as a rising gang member with such fearsome allies as Lucky Luciano and Bugsy Siegel; and as a wizard of crooked accounting who became one of the most influential figures in the history of American organized crime. Backed by a strong supporting cast (most notably Beverly D'Angelo and Eric Roberts) and sparked by a dynamite David Mamet script, Dreyfuss delivers a powerful and deeply moving performance as the aged mafioso. Produced for HBO, LANSKY did not receive the widespread acclaim it deserved. With LANSKY, director John McNaughton (HENRY PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER, WILD THINGS) delivers another of his penetrating cinematic investigations of the teeming shadow world undergirding late-20th-century American life. Studio Warner Home Video Orig Year 1999 DVD Encoding Region 1 Discs 1 Release Date Jul 27, 1999 Rating R (MPAA) Running Time 116 Minutes Movie Details Color; Dolby Surround Sound Category Dramas, Television/TV Series, Action/Adventure, Crime Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Beverly D'Angelo, Eric Roberts, Illeana Douglas, Anthony LaPaglia, Ryan Merriman Director John McNaughton Composer George S. Clinton Director of Photography John A. Alonzo Editor Elena Maganini Producer Fred Caruso Production Designer Edward McAvoy Screenwriter David Mamet

Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

Frederick Zollo Productions, HBO Films, Home Box Office (HBO)
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Richard Dreyfuss

Meyer Lansky
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Yosef Carmon

Rabbi / Caretaker
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Mosko Alkalai

Jewelry Shopkeeper
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Fima Noveck

Hasid in Grodno
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Joshua Praw

Meyer Lansky Age 8
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Bernie Hiller

Max Lansky
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Jill Holden

Yetta Lansky
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Larry Moss

Benjamin Lansky
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Chris Marquette

Jake Lansky Ages 9-11
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Ryan Merriman

Meyer Lansky Ages 12-14
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Benjamin Kimball Smith

Irish Gang Leader
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Brian Casey

Irish Boy #1
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Adam Hendershott

Irish Boy #2
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Daniel Sagal

Irish Boy #3
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Anthony Medwetz

Benny Siegel Age 11
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Amit Alon

Boy Outside Jewelry Shop
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Paul Sincoff

Charlie Luciano Ages 17-30
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P.C. Frieberg

Old City Civilian
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Max Perlich

Meyer Lansky Ages 19-28
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Michael Krawic

IRS Man #2
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Matthew Settle

Bugsy Siegel Ages 17-26
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Stanley DeSantis

Arnold Rothstein
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Scott Rabinowitz

Zev Ben-Dov
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Jeff Perry

American Lawyer
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Illeana Douglas

Anna Lansky
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Bill Capizzi

Joe 'The Boss' Masseria
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Eric Saiet

IRS Man #1
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Brian Frank

Maranzano Deskman
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Ron Gilbert

Salvatore Maranzano
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David Selburg

Maranzano Bookkeeper
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Lawrence Arancio

Buddy's Doctor
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Nick Corello

Albert Anastasia
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James Harper

Longy Zwillman
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Tom La Grua

Frank Costello
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Sal Landi

Joe Adonis
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Dean Norris

Naval Captain
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Anthony LaPaglia

Charlie 'Lucky' Luciano
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Randy Polk

Heavyset Man in Cinema
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John Gavigan

Longshoreman
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Robert Miano

Vito Genovese
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Eric Roberts

Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel
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Peggy Jo Jacobs

Virginia Hill
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Scott Haven

Flamingo Surveyor
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Beverly D'Angelo

Teddy Lansky
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A.J. Tannen

Reporter at LOD Airport
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Ron Pacheco

Paul Lansky Age 17
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Octavia Spencer

Evelyn the Maid
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Tom Towles

Henchman at NYC Apartment
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Mitchell Roche

Buddy Lansky Age 19
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Kenneth Meseroll

FBI Agent at NYC Apartment
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Maria Carmen

Conga Dancer
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Peter Siragusa

Moe Dalitz
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Tom Dreesen

Flamingo Emcee / Eddie Shum
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Claudine Barros

Paraguay Stewardess
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Angelo Pagan

Asunción Customs Official #1
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Marcello Sousa

Asunción Customs Official #2
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Jeffrey Sharmat

Buddy Lansky Age 10
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Devon Michael

Paul Lansky Age 8
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Arnie Alpert

Asunción Customs Official #3
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Francis Guinan

Senator Estes Kefauver
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Bert Remsen

Senator Tobey
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Ron Perkins

Moses Polakoff
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Michael Townsend Wright

Jake Lansky
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Bix Barnaba

Hallandale Lounge Maitre d'
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Maura Vincent

Hallandale Lounge Waitress
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Diva Haase

Hallandale Lounge Singer
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Michelle Bonilla

Panama Stewardess
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Eddie Driscoll

Super Club Maitre d'
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Peter Dobson

Man at Supper Club
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Manuel De Jesus

Cuban Interpreter
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Raul Guterres

Cuban Revolutionary
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Phil Reeves

FBI Agent on Jetliner
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Susie Spear

Female Miami Reporter
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Michael Steve Jones

Male Miami Reporter #1
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Matthew Butcher

Male Miami Reporter #2
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Larkin Campbell

Male Miami Reporter #3
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Michael Barrett Caron

Miami Immigration Official #1
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Frank M. Gero

Miami Official in Charge
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Joseph Dee

Miami Immigration Official #2
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Kathe E. Mazur

Miami Hospital Nurse
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James Noah

Federal Judge
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Michael I. Freilich

Miami Anesthetist
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Lynne Marie Stewart

Waitress at Wolfie's
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Maury Ginsberg

Uri Behar
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Mickey Knox

Older Man at Wolfie's
Crew
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John McNaughton

Director
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Uri Dan

Writer
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Dennis Eisenberg

Writer
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Eli Landau

Writer
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David Mamet

Writer
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Fred C. Caruso

Producer
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John A. Alonzo

Cinematograpy
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Elena Maganini

Editor
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George S. Clinton

Music
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Lansky

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

7/27/1999

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