Thursday, August 25, 2016

Of course Hollywood would pick a gay dude to play John Gotti!

Travolta’s Gotti flick strays from reality

By Joe Tacopino  New York Post Page Six August 25, 2016 

A new gangland biopic about mob boss John Gotti includes scenes of a triumphant Dapper Don leaving a Brooklyn courthouse after his acquittal — but the real-life drama unfolded a bit differently.
John Travolta, portraying the godfather, will be shown defiantly strutting from the courthouse with his real wife, Kelly Preston, who portrays Gotti’s wife, Victoria.
In fact, after his trial in March 1987, Gotti snuck out a side door at Brooklyn federal court and was whisked away by one of his associates.
“The Life and Death of John Gotti” also features the infamous hit on Gambino crime boss “Big Paul” Castellano at Sparks Steak House in Midtown.
But the mob assassination, immortalized on the cover of The Post, was re-enacted for the film in Cincinnati instead of the gritty streets of Gotham.
The 1985 shooting left Castellano’s lifeless body in the gutter and signaled the rise of the Teflon Don as the most powerful mob boss in the city.
Gotti waited in a nearby car with several associates as Castellano was gunned down.


edutcher said...

Hmmm, other than ancestry, I can't see Vinnie Barbarino as a mobster.

Just me, I guess.

ricpic said...

It would have made a more interesting picture with Gotti sneaking out the side entrance but I guess that wouldn't have painted the thug as heroic.

bagoh20 said...

That is not assimilating. It's war. Marinara sauce should be banned immediately before the culture is destroyed. Take your Calzone. What kind of evil turns a good American dish like pizza inside out and feeds it to innocent people?

Trooper York said...

You don't pick a guy who gets it in the back door if you are supposed to leave by the side entrance.

Trooper York said...

But that was cut bagsy.

Trooper York said...

Nobody hates people from outside their tribe more than the guineas. They hate people from the next donkey shit village for crying out loud.

You know what? They weren't wrong. Centuries of hard earned peasant wisdom has been tossed aside by the forces of elitism. Whether it is Sicilian goat farmers or garment workers in the Shtetl or Coolies in the rice is best to stick with your own.

ricpic said...

I'd stick with my own if they weren't so insufferable. Seriesly, I shoulda made aliyah to Israel fifty years ago. Too late. Anyway America, that great whore, spoiled me for that little parochial place.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Troop is channeling his Tevye, that Hodel should have stuck with her own.

bagoh20 said...

".it is best to stick with your own."

That's easy for you to say, but my own are racist nazis bent on world domination and genocide.

I mean, I know that's a plus for some people around here, but I don't even enjoy their cooking or company, so being stuck with nothing else would kinda suck.

Amartel said...

Vinnie Barbarino is a straight A stoooodent.

Travolta is an interesting on-screen presence when he puts some thought into it. I like him.

chickelit said...

I need a good reason to start hating John Travolta. Not seeing it.