Vendetta (1999 film)

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Vendetta
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Written byRichard Gambino (book)
Timothy Prager (teleplay)
Directed byNicholas Meyer
StarringChristopher Walken
Luke Askew
Clancy Brown
Alessandro Colla
Andrew Connolly
Bruce Davison
Music byJohn Altman
Country of originUnited States
Original languagesEnglish
Italian
Production
ProducersGary Lucchesi
Sue Jett
Tony Mark
CinematographyDavid Franco
EditorRonald Roose
Running time117 minutes
Production companyHBO Pictures
DistributorHBO
Release
Original releaseJuly 3, 1999 (1999-07-03)

Vendetta is a 1999 HBO original movie directed by Nicholas Meyer and starring Christopher Walken, Luke Askew, Clancy Brown, Alessandro Colla, Andrew Connolly, and Bruce Davison. Based on actual events, it depicts the assassination of David Hennessy and the consequent March 14, 1891 lynchings of eleven Italian Americans in New Orleans.[1][dead link]

Premise[edit]

Nineteen Italian-Americans were accused of the murder of the police chief. After the acquittal of six and mistrial of three, eleven of them were shot or hanged in the largest mass lynching of Americans of European descendants in U.S. history.

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Production[edit]

Writing[edit]

The teleplay by Timothy Prager is based on Richard Gambino's book, Vendetta: The True Story of the Largest Lynching in U.S. History (ISBN 1550711032).

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