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Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace (1991)

Both sides of the law hunt Costabile ''Gus'' Farace (Tony Danza) for slaying a federal drug agent in 1989 New York City.

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Peter Markle

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Eric Pooley (articles), Dick Beebe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Danza ... Gus Farace
Ted Levine ... Charles Rose
Dan Lauria ... Paulie Romano
Frank Vincent ... Joseph F. Zanni Jr.
Joe Lisi ... Bobby Fontino
James Rebhorn ... Timothy Lanigan
Nicholas Turturro ... Danny D'Arcangelo
Caroline Aaron ... Dolly
Leonardo Cimino
Sam Coppola
Wendy Makkena ... Brenda
Margaret Klenck Margaret Klenck
Samuel L. Jackson ... Hatcher
Kevin Corrigan
Steven Marcus ... Vinnie Pergola
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Both sides of the law hunt Costabile ''Gus'' Farace (Tony Danza) for slaying a federal drug agent in 1989 New York City.

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based on article | mafia | See All (2) »

Genres:

Mystery | Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and drug content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mob Justice See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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When Farace and his accomplice drive past the DEA agents' car and does a U-Turn, there is a security officer/fireman in the background. In the next shot from outside the car, the officer is gone. See more »

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Mobs and cops
9 April 2015 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

I saw this as part of the In the Line of Fire series of films and its loosely based on true facts. However the interesting part is when we have Samuel L Jackson at the beginning who plays the DEA agent shot dead by Gus Farace (Tony Danza) a ruthless bad guy freshly released from jail.

Once Jackson is gone so will your interest in the film despite the best efforts of Ted Levine playing agent from the US Attorney's office who leads the FBI manhunt which includes harassing the mob who in turn go after Farace to silence him.

Tony Danza seems to be having fun as playing the low rent gangster, makes a change from Who's the Boss I guess but the actors are hampered down by a poor and mundane script and the film seems overlong.


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