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Old 06-16-03, 10:59 AM
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Can anyone come up some obscure gangster flicks?

Two good ones is Family Enforcer (Joe Pesci)

Day of Atonement (Christopher Walken)
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What kind of Gangster flicks?

South central style or Mob Style?
Old 06-16-03, 11:22 AM
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Mob style.

Like Gangster Wars or the Velachi papers.

I don't know if there are any good ones out there that i haven't seen.
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Two good ones off the top of my head.

Gunshy. William Petersen is an alcoholic, washed up writer in Atlantic City who befriends mob enforcer Michael Wincott. The film deal with the Irish mob ( I think ), and also stars Diane Lane.

The Hit. Early 80's crime drama/ road trip movie about an informant, played by Terence Stamp, who is tracked down by mob hitmen John Hurt and Tim Roth. Great performances, and it's also funny.
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Thanks Supreme Sean, i never heard of those.
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State of Grace. It's an Irish mob movie with Ed Harris, Sean Penn and Gary Oldman (playing a psycho, who woulda thought). It's pretty good, but not one of the greats. Definitely worth seeing though. Probably overlooked because it came out right about the same time as Goodfellas and Miller's Crossing, two of the best gangster flicks of all time. I've seen it at Best Buy lately for $10.
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Gangster No. 1 - A newer film but very stylish and very good. British movie starring Malcolm McDowell and Paul Bettany about a young gangster's rise.
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I would expect most people here to know this one, especially now (since it was just released on DVD) but I've always thought of Once Upon a Time in America as 'the best movie you never heard of'.
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I wouldn't consider Once Upon a Time in America as obscure, sure its not as popular as Goodfellas or the Godfather but its definately known to most Gangster genre followers. It is definately a classic.

If you guys have not seen Day of Atonement, definately check that out. Its basically about a mob family going to war with a drug kingpin (Christopher Walken). Excellent movie.

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