#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – This true story follows FBI agent Joe Pistone as he infiltrates the mafia of New York. Befriending Lefty Ruggiero, Pistone (under the name Donnie Brasco) is able to embed himself in a mafia faction led by Sonny Black. Ruggiero and Pistone become tight as the group goes about collecting money for ‘the bosses’. Eventually, the group become big-time when Black himself becomes a boss; all the while, Pistone collects evidence. However, the trials and tribulations of the undercover work become more than Pistone can bear. His marriage falls apart, and to top it off, the mafia suspect a mole in the organization. The real dilemma is afforded to Pistone, who knows if he walks away from the mafia, Ruggiero will be the one punished.
Plot: An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.
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one scene really gives us a leg up on everything
On one level, “Donnie Brasco” might just look like another mafia movie. But it’s not. It tells the story of FBI agent Joe Pistone (Johnny Depp), who in the late 1970s was hired to infiltrate the mafia. So, he got acquainted with hit-man Benjamin “Lefty” Ruggiero (Al Pacino). But lo and behold, Joe got too much into the mafia lifestyle, to the point where it dominated his life and kept him from his family. And no one ended up with a very good reward at the end.
Both Depp and Pacino are about as intense as we expect them to be, with good support from Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby, James Russo, Anne Heche and Zeljko Ivanek. With his hair all greased back, Depp looks like the ultimate mafioso. I should identify that there are two scenes that will probably make your skin crawl: the leg scene, and what they do to the Japanese waiter.
But don’t get me wrong. This is a really good movie. It’s certainly a less glamorized view of mafia life than most of Al Pacino’s movies, and Johnny Depp was certainly showing the same flair for acting that he has brought to the screen for the past 16 years. Very well done.
An impressive mob movie
This film is centred on undercover FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone. Posing as a jewel thief named Donnie Brascoe he gains the confidence of Lefty Ruggiero, a hitman working for one of the New York Mafia families. The two gradually become friends and Lefty explains the ways of the mob to him; it isn’t long before Pistone is associating with more senior members of the family. As this is going on Lefty starts to feel bitter as his loyalty to the family goes unrewarded and others are promoted ahead of him. The undercover work threatens Pistone’s marriage and his superiors fear that he is becoming his assumed persona.
I really enjoyed this film; while it is ostensibly about an undercover operation against the mob it is just as much a character driven film about Pistone’s genuine friendship with Lefty; a friendship that will get the latter killed if Pistone’s true identity is revealed. The scenes where the two of them just talk is a delight; Al Pacino and Johnny Depp hand a fine chemistry as Lefty and Pistone respectively. The rest of the cast is solid too. The film doesn’t dwell on the violence of the mob but neither does it shy away from it; especially in a scene when one group of mobsters is wiped out by another. The story is gripping and told in a way that makes the mobsters sympathetic even though their crimes aren’t whitewashed. It certainly doesn’t glamorise the lives of the mobsters; they struggle to make the money demanded by their seniors and rarely seem to enjoy themselves. The ’70s atmosphere is captured brilliantly; it would be easy to believe it was actually made then if one didn’t know otherwise. Overall I’d definitely recommend this to fans of the genre.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 7 min (127 min), 2 hr 27 min (147 min) (extended cut)
Genre Biography, Crime, Drama
Director Mike Newell
Writer Joseph D. Pistone, Richard Woodley, Paul Attanasio
Actors Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 2 wins & 16 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix SDDS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Lightweight, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 3,473 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)