Peter Boyle turns in a fascinating performance as one of Brooklyn's toughest hoodlums, Joey Gallo. Gallo bucks the Manhattan Mafia and attempts to take over organized crime in Brooklyn in this gritty crime drama. Co-starring are Paula Prentiss, Rip Torn,
This graphically violent crime drama follows the relatively brief career of the notorious racketeer Crazy Joe Gallo, who formed an alliance with all of New York City's African-American gangs while serving time in Attica. Once he got out, he used that alliance to try and take over the Mafia, an act that resulted in his brutal murder in a restaurant in Little Italy, 1972.
Genres: Drama, Crime
Cast: Rip Torn, Peter Boyle, Luther Adler, Charles Cioffi, Paula Prentiss, Fred Williamson, Henry Winkler
Director: Carlo Lizzani
Writer: Lewis John Carlino
Producer: Dino De Laurentiis
Distributed By: Columbia Pictures