Rent Donnie Brasco (1997)

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Synopsis:
The true story of an FBI undercover agent (Johnny Depp) who becomes Donnie Brasco, 'The Jewel Man', to infiltrate one of the mob families. Donnie manoeuvres his way into the confidence of ageing hit man, Lefty Ruggiero (Al Pacino) who trusts Donnie and vouches for him to the mob.But Lefty and Donnie become friends when they should be enemies. As Donnie moves deeper and deeper into the Mafia chain of command, he realises he is not only crossing the line between federal agent and criminal but it also leading his friend Lefty to an almost certain death sentence...
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Louis DiGiaimo, Mark Johnson, Barry Levinson, Gail Mutrux
Writers:
Joseph D. Pistone, Richard Woodley
Others:
Paul Attanasio
Studio:
Entertainment In Video
Genres:
Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/06/1999
Run Time:
120 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • The Making Of
  • Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/05/2017
Run Time:
147 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Photo Montage
  • Original Theatrical Featurette
  • Donnie Brasco: Out From the Shadows Featurette

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Reviews (5) of Donnie Brasco

Double genius - Donnie Brasco review by CP Customer

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21/01/2011

One great star makes way for another in this awesome gritty study of gangland New York. Depp is brilliant as the undercover, understudy to the father he never had, Pacino and the supporting Michael Madsen as the Boss is suitable unnerving. Love it!!

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

A superior gangster movie based on a completely true story - Donnie Brasco review by PJ

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30/09/2018

Ageing gangster Benjamin ‘Lefty’ Ruggiero is introduced to a jewel thief named Donnie Brasco. Donnie succeeds in earning Lefty’s trust. Lefty teaches Donnie the rules of the Mafia and introduces him to several ‘made men’. Donnie actually is an FBI Special Agent, tasked with unmasking the New York-based crime family Lefty belongs to.

This is one of the best gangster movies I have ever seen. The acting is very good (including Al Pacino's), the atmosphere rings true, and there is tremendous suspense. The film is actually based on a completely true story: the 'real' Donnie Brasco was undercover within the Mafia for 6 years. Johnny Depp is excellent in his part as D Brasco.

The film gives a good idea of how the Mafia operates and when/ why it resorts to violence. It seems quite realistic to me. I strongly recommend it.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

A Different Take on Gangster Films - Donnie Brasco review by CP Customer

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21/10/2010

Donnie Brasco puts a unique spin on the gangster-cop relationship, which provides the engine for this compelling story. The way that the characters become dependent on each other is fascinating and leaves the conclusion up in the air until the finale. I found it well plotted, not overly dependent on violence, and credible. Above all it is a human story which engages the audience through the performances of the two central characters, Johnny Depp and Al Pacino.

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