Witness to the Mob

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Witness to the Mob
Witness to the Mob.jpg
GenreCrime
Drama
Written byStanley Weiser
Directed byThaddeus O'Sullivan
StarringNicholas Turturro
Tom Sizemore
Michael Imperioli
and
Vincent Pastore
Theme music composerStephen Endelman
Sonny Kompanek
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
ProducersCaroline Baron (producer)
Robert De Niro (executive producer)
Brad Epstein (executive producer)
Pamela Reis (associate producer)
Jane Rosenthal (executive producer)
Amy Sayres (associate producer)
CinematographyFrank Prinzi
EditorDavid Ray
Running time240 min.
Production companiesNBC Studios
Tribeca Productions
DistributorNBC
Release
Original networkNBC
Original releaseMay 10–11, 1998

Witness to the Mob is a made-for-TV film which premiered on Sunday, May 10, and concluded on Monday, May 11, 1998.

Plot[edit]

Based on a true story, the film follows the rise of Sammy Gravano in ranks in the Gambino crime family, one of the "Five Families" of the New York Cosa Nostra that dominates organized crime activities in New York City, his turning to government witness in the legal trials of John Gotti and his life in federal Witness Protection Program.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was based on court records, FBI transcripts and news reports (rather than on the 1997 book Underboss written by Peter Maas).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Picks and Pans Review: Witness to the Mob". people.com. May 11, 1998.

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