Mobster movies and TV shows

Johnny Groove
10-19-2011, 05:51 PM
I've always been a fan of the mafioso genre.

Godfather, Godfather 2, Scarface, The Sopranos, Casino, Goodfellas, The Untouchables.

"Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!"

"It was you, Fredo! You broke my heart!"

"Don't ever go against the family."

"Don't ever ask me about my business."

"I'll make him an offer, he can't refuse."

"I understand. You found paradise in America. You had a good trade, you made a good living. The police protected you and there were courts of law. So you didn't need a friend like me. Now you come and say "Don Corleone, give me justice." But you don't ask with respect. You don't offer friendship. You don't even think to call me "Godfather." You come into my house on the day my daughter is to be married and you ask me to do murder - for money."

"There are many things my father taught me here in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer."

"This is the business we've chosen."

"I'd give four million just to be able to take a piss without it hurting."

"I'm going to take a nap. When I wake up, if the money is on the table, I'll know I have a partner. If it isn't, I'll know I don't."

"Do me this favor. I won't forget it. Ask your friends in the neighborhood about me. They'll tell you I know how to return a favor."

"What are you prepared to do, Mr. Ness?"
"I am prepared to do everything within the letter of the law."
"And then what are you prepared to do?"

"Luca Brassi sleeps with the fishes."

"In Sicily, women are more dangerous than shotguns."

"Bene, Don Corleone. I need a man who has powerful friends. I need a million dollars in cash. I need, Don Corleone, all of those politicians that you carry around in your pocket, like so many nickels and dimes."

"Take the gun, leave the cannoli."

"Why don't you find yourself a nice girl and settle down, eh?"
"Sure, mom, I settle down with a nice girl every night, then I'm free the next morning!"

"I'm funny? Funny how? Like a clown? Do I make you laugh?"

"Go home and get your fucking shine box!"

"I'm gonna go get the papers, get the papers."

"What am I? A schmuck on wheels?"

"A man becomes preeminent, he's expected to have enthusiasms. Enthusiasms, enthusiasms... What are mine? What draws my admiration? What is that which gives me joy? Baseball! A man stands alone at the plate. This is the time for what? For individual achievement. There he stands alone. But in the field, what? Part of a team. Teamwork... Looks, throws, catches, hustles. Part of one big team. Bats himself the live-long day, Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and so on. If his team don't field... what is he? You follow me? No one. Sunny day, the stands are full of fans. What does he have to say? I'm goin' out there for myself. But... I get nowhere unless the team wins."

"You heard about the Chinese Godfather? He made them an offer they couldn't understand!"

"Word is they're gonna repeal prohibition. What'll you do then?"
"I think I'll have a drink!"

"Welcome to Chicago. This town stinks like a whorehouse at low tide."

This is a thread to honor the great genre.

10-19-2011, 05:59 PM
Brick Top in Snatch is one hell of a gangster. Good old fashioned British psychotic murdering gangster.

10-19-2011, 06:00 PM
Connery is superb in The Untouchables.

Johnny Groove
10-19-2011, 06:05 PM
Of course the parodies are hilarious as well.









10-19-2011, 06:07 PM
The scene where the geeky one gets whacked in the elevator is quite emotional. That was a great change of pace from the directors.

Johnny Groove
10-19-2011, 06:08 PM
Roadmap, I see The Untouchables was your fave?

I especially liked the scene where De Niro whacks the guy w/ the baseball bat after the "enthusiasms" speech.


Connery is superb in The Untouchables.

One of the better performances of all time, really.

An Irish legend.

10-19-2011, 06:12 PM
That was a brilliant and brutally shocking scene.

10-19-2011, 06:14 PM
I don't remember watching any of the others. I might of glanced my parents watching them when I was younger but I don't know.

10-19-2011, 06:16 PM
It is funny as fuck when Connery and Garcia are throwing racist insults at each other.

10-19-2011, 06:23 PM
'Isn't that just like a wop? Brings a knife to a gun fight.' 'Its much better than you, you stinking Irish pig.'

Johnny Groove
10-19-2011, 06:27 PM
I don't remember watching any of the others. I might of glanced my parents watching them when I was younger but I don't know.

You haven't seen Godfather 1 or 2? Or Goodfellas?

'Isn't that just like a wop? Brings a knife to a gun fight.' 'Its much better than you, you stinking Irish pig.'

"Ha! I like this guy!"

10-19-2011, 06:33 PM
No I have never seen those films :sad: I have been meaning to watch a british gangster film called 'The long good Friday' but have never got round to it. Have you seen it?

Johnny Groove
10-19-2011, 06:49 PM
I've not seen that movie, nor have I heard of it, really.

But Godfather 1 and 2 and Goodfellas are absolute classics of the genre, mate.

Equal, if not better than The Untouchables. Godfather 1 and 2 are like Laver and Rosewall, setting the standard. Goodfellas and the Untouchables are like Agassi and Sampras, metaphoricaly.

10-19-2011, 07:23 PM
I have had Goodfellas pizzas. They were nice.

10-19-2011, 07:27 PM
The Titanic is like Eric Prodon.

10-26-2011, 09:57 AM
If you're a hardcore fan of gangster movies, then you must watch Italian TV series Il Capo dei capi

10-26-2011, 11:00 AM
No I have never seen those films :sad:

That is your assignment for this weekend.

10-27-2011, 02:21 AM
Boardwalk Empire (TV show, it's on HBO) is certainly worth a watch. Scorsese's the executive producer. It's beautiful TV, if a bit of a slow burner.

I've heard good things about the Italian TV show Romanzo Criminale (based on the film of the same name) too.

I need to mention Eastern Promises too. Awesome film.