Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father (2014) Movie

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Fiore Films [us]
Radar Pictures [us]

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Release Date
(USA) - 2014

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crime-lord, crime-syndicate, extortion, gangsterism, godfather, mobster, new-york-city, organized-crime, racketeering, usa,

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Full Cast

  1. Foster, Ben (I) as [John Gotti Jr.]
  2. Pacino, Al as [Aniello Dellacroce]
  3. Palminteri, Chazz as [Paul Castellano]
  4. Travolta, John as [John Gotti Sr.]
  5. Preston, Kelly as [Victoria Gotti]
  6. Travolta, Ella Bleu as [Angel Gotti]


  1. Biography
  2. Crime
  3. Drama

Full Plot

The film will reveal the relationship of a father who lived and died by the mob code and a son who, while brought up to lead a life of crime, chose to leave that world behind and redeem himself and the Gotti name. Never before has there been such an inside look at the Gotti family and their world of danger, betrayal and redemption. John Gotti was head of the Gambino crime family, which in its time was the largest and most powerful crime organization in the country. Known as the "Dapper Don," John Gotti's flamboyant style and outspoken personality made him one of the most famous mobsters of the 20th century and he ruled the underworld until he died from cancer in 2002 while serving a life sentence. In 1988, at the age of 24, Gotti Jr. became a "made man," and was officially inducted into the Mafia, making him the heir-apparent to head the Gambino crime family and follow in his father's footsteps. But in 1999, Gotti Jr. paid a now-famous last visit to his imprisoned and dying father to tell him he was ending his life of crime and getting out of the family business. During the years that followed his father's death, Gotti Jr. had a long legal battle ahead of him and served three jail sentences, totaling approximately nine years, for a variety of charges. Gotti Jr. was finally released from prison in December 2009. Steve Honig Plot not found

Total Business

BT: USD 45,000,000 PD: ? - ? (Pre-Production) SD: 2013 - ?


Paramount Pictures International [gb] - (2012) (UK) (theatrical)
Paramount Pictures [fr] - (2012) (France) (theatrical)
Paramount Pictures [us] - (2012) (Non-USA) (theatrical)
Touchstone Pictures [us] - (2012) (USA) (theatrical)


  1. Bannon, Colin (I) (script consultant)

Other Titles

  1. Gotti: Three Generations (2011) (ENG)
    (USA) (working title)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. New York City, New York, USA


- 'Shia LaBeouf' (qv), 'Channing Tatum' (qv), 'Dominic Cooper' (qv) and 'James Franco' (qv) were considered to play John Gotti Jr.

- 'Nick Cassavetes' (qv) was originally hired to direct but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts with _Yellow (2012/I)_ (qv).

- 'Sylvester Stallone' (qv) was in talks with 'John Gotti Jr.' (qv) to star in the film.

- 'Joe Pesci' (qv) was originally cast as Angelo Ruggiero. Pesci later filed a $3 million lawsuit against the producers claiming breach of contract. In the lawsuit, Pesci claims that after he gained 30 pounds for the role of the overweight Ruggiero, he was instead offered a different role. The suit is still pending.

- 'Lindsay Lohan' (qv) was temporarily dropped from the film by the producers citing difficult demands made by her management team. Lohan called producer 'Marc Fiore' (qv) personally to convince him to let her keep her role.

- This film will mark the second time that 'Chazz Palminteri' (qv) has played mob boss Paul Castellano. He previously portrayed him in the made-for-TV movie _Boss of Bosses (2001) (TV)_ (qv).