Lepke (film)

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Lepke
Directed by Menahem Golan
Starring Tony Curtis
Michael Callan
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release dates 1975
Country United States
Language English
Budget $900,000[1]

Lepke is a 1975 film starring Tony Curtis as the Jewish American gangster Louis "Lepke" Buchalter.[2] It is often regarded by film fans as one of Tony Curtis's most underrated movies and one of his finest performances.

Production[edit]

In his 2008 autobiography "American Prince" Curtis admitted becoming heavily addicted to cocaine during filming; this addiction would last for a decade and significantly derailed his already troubled film career.

Release[edit]

The film was sold to Warner Bros for $1.75 million.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Andrew Yule, Hollywood a Go-Go: The True Story of the Cannon Film Empire, Sphere Books, 1987 p10
  2. ^ Lepke at TCMDB

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