Lansky

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Product Overview

Tells of a young emigrant's rise from poverty to riches through hard-edged business sense and a ruthless ability to murder anyone who gets in his way. Special features: filmographies and scene access. Subtitles in english, french and spanish.

Specifications

Studio HBO
SKU 40114431
UPC 026359147425
UPC 14 00026359147425
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Crime
Editors Note
Note LANSKY tells the true story of a young immigrant's ascent from poverty to almost unimaginable riches through hard-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.
Directors
John McNaughton
Actors
Richard Dreyfuss
Cast & Crew
Anthony LaPaglia - Actor
Beverly D'Angelo - Actor
Eric Roberts - Actor
Illeana Douglas - Actor
Richard Dreyfuss - Actor
Ryan Merriman - Actor
Eli Landau - Based on Novel By
Uri Dan - Based on Novel By
Dennis Eisenberg - Based on Novel By
John McNaughton - Director
John A. Alonzo - Director of Photography
Elena Maganini - Editor
Nicholas Paleologos - Executive Producer
Frederick Zollo - Executive Producer
George S. Clinton - Musical Score
Fred Caruso - Producer
Edward T. McAvoy - Production Designer
David Mamet - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1999
Catalog ID 91474
UPC 00026359147425
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 116 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Awards
Emmy (1999) John A. Alonso, Nominee, Outstanding Cinematography For A Miniseries Or A Movie
Features
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), French, Spanish, Subtitled, Filmographics, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Dreyfuss,Richard
Label HBO Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
New York Daily News Mamet's Lansky hits the bull's-eye!
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