Despite transplantation from its original setting, 11th-century Scotland, to contemporary New York City and the bloody world of the Italian mafia, MEN OF RESPECT remains a literal retelling of Macbeth
, Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece.
New York City seems to be constantly shrouded in a violent thunderstorm as the story unfolds. Michael Battaglia (John Turturro) is a low-level hitman working for mafia boss Charlie D'Amico (Rod Steiger). Battaglia's wife Ruthie (Katherine Borowitz) is a chilly redhead who wants her husband to
climb a rung higher in the business. Battaglia seizes the opportunity to advance himself by viciously butchering a group of D'Amico'...