10th and Wolfe The Departed

Here are two movie picks for this month. I haven’t done any movie recommendations in awhile. Both of these are mafia gangster movies. One is actually based upon a true story. I’m sure many of you have seen the movie Donnie Brasco based upon the true life story of FBI Agent Joseph Pistone. 10th and Wolfe is another real life tale from actual events that took place in Pistone’s life when he was undercover as Donnie Brasco. Each flick has been getting heavy rotation in the cable television line up the past few weeks. If you looking for a couple of movies with twist and turns. 10th and Wolfe and The Departed should fit the bill. You definitely should skip both if your not into extremely violent gangster films. If GoodFellas, Donnie Brasco and Casino made your stomach turn. Then you should stay away from the selections mentioned above.

Ray Liotta was in Springfield IL Sunday

What mob family is the Sopranos based on

For the record I’d be more than happy if any of the DVD’s or books below just happened to show up at my doorstep this holiday season.

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Web Only: Save 10-20% instantly on select Home Theater Systems and Recievers

See this week’s sale events at BestBuy

50% off on 15 Great DVD Gift Sets at The History Channel Shop

History of the Mafia DVD Collection

Donnie Brasco Unfinished Business: Shocking Declassified Details from the FBI’s Greatest Undercover

GoodFellas (Two-Disc Special Edition) (1990)

Donnie Brasco (Extended Cut) (1997)

The Departed (Two-Disc Special Edition) (2006)

Casino (Widescreen 10th Anniversary Edition) (1995)

10th and Wolf (2006)

The Way of the Wiseguy

Is The Sopranos based on a real life story

Joseph D. Pistone – Wikipedia

FBI holds Chicago mobsters over 20 murders

There were convictions handed down this year in regards to the topic linked above.

Judge weighs mobster ‘threat’ — chicagotribune.com

U.S. drops hammer on who’s who of mob — chicagotribune.com

End of Era Chicago Mob Murder Case  ABA Journal – Law News Now

NPR  Chicago Mob Trial Yields Flurry of Convictions

FOXNews.com – Jury Ties Four Defendants to Murders at Chicago Mob Trial

USA, NDIL, Operation Family Secrets

Operation Family Secrets Trial Site « Las Vegas and the Mob

Chicago Outfit – Wikipedia

CNN.com – Remains of mafia captains identified  – Oct 19, 2004

Mafia Commission Trial – Wikipedia

Family Secrets May Be the Last Mafia-Related Trial in Chicago History – Associated Content

BBC NEWS  Americas  ‘Mafia’ trial starts in Chicago

Ray Liotta – Wikipedia

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