Based on the real and monstrous group of hired killers operating in New York during the 1930s, this film pulls no punches in depicting the brutality of Murder, Inc. Falk is shockingly effective as the thoroughly immoral hoodlum and hired murderer Abe "Kid Twist" Reles. Whitman and his sexy
blonde wife, Britt, form a mindless subplot romance which serves, if nothing more, to soften a story that continually assails sensibilities. Morgan plays the crusading DA, Turkus--who, in real life, doggedly investigated the killer-for-hire company and successfully prosecuted its members, not the
least of whom was Louis "Lepke" Buchalter, coolly played by Stewart. Whitman is suck...