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Wise Guys: The Movie

The latest Robert DeNiro film “Wise Guys,” scripted by noted author and screenplay writer Nick Pileggi, is filming in Cincinnati. The story is that of the rivalry between Frank Costello and Vito Genovese in the 1950s for control of the crime family. DeNiro is playing both roles. Cincinnati was chosen as the location because old…

Frank and Vito, the Movie

So, from the world of Hollywood comes word that the competing lives of Mafia rivals Frank Costello and Vito Genovese, who happen to be the subjects of my two books “Top Hoodlum” and “The Deadly Don,” will be a major motion picture featuring Robert DeNiro playing both men with screenplay by author Nick Pileggi. Should…

Gotti’s Boys

“Gotti’s Boys” gets a plug Sunday night, July 17 at 9 PM on HLN network’s latest edition of the series “Very Scary People: John Gotti,” a show about Gotti, his rise to power and demise. Myself and a few other Mafia experts and historians are interviewed as we were in the earlier show on Sammy…

The Frank Morano Show

Did a Podcast with WABC radio personality Frank Morano for his new concept, the Racket Report, which dealt with the struggle between Bonanno crime captain Vincent Basciano and former boss Joseph Massino. Their intrigue is laid out in my book “Vinny Gorgeous.”


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