Lepke (film)

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Lepke
Directed by Menahem Golan
Produced by Menahem Golan
Screenplay by
Story by Wesley Lau
Starring
Music by Kenneth Wannberg
Cinematography Andrew Davis
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
  • June 11, 1975 (1975-06-11)[1]
Running time
123 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $900,000[2]

Lepke is a 1975 film starring Tony Curtis as the Jewish-American gangster Louis "Lepke" Buchalter.[3] It is often regarded by film critics as one of Tony Curtis's most underrated movies and one of his finest performances.

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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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lepke". Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved 2015-09-23. 
  2. ^ a b Andrew Yule, Hollywood a Go-Go: The True Story of the Cannon Film Empire, Sphere Books, 1987, p. 10. ISBN 978-0722193891.
  3. ^ "Lepke (1975)". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 2015-09-23. 

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