Originally shown on HBO in 1996 and released to home video in 1997, GOTTI is a questionable account of the rise and fall of John Gotti, the New York crime-family head who broke with too many traditions. Average viewers will be put off by the profusion of names and events, while gangland
buffs will find too many questionable recreations of events to take the film seriously.
In 1973 John Gotti (Armand Assante), a soldier in the Gambino crime family, is honored to be asked by family head Carlo Gambino (Marc Lawrence) to kill the man who killed his nephew. The plan goes awry and Gotti and his lifelong friend Angelo Ruggiero (Vincent Pastore) spend 18 months in priso...