In an effort to capitalize on the tremendous success of Francis Ford Coppola's GODFATHER films, wily producer-director Golan (with help from partner Yoram Globus, who serves as executive producer) set out to make the definitive screen biography of notorious Jewish gangster Louis "Lepke"
Buchalter, the only top mobster ever to be executed by the US government. The film follows the gangster from the time he was a youngster committing petty crimes in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Eventually caught, the boy is sent to prison where, during his adolescence, he learns more about crime.
Upon his release, Curtis and his friend, Berlinger, join a gang of strikebreakers. Curti...