An FBI undercover agent infiltrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life, at the expense of his regular one.
Director: Mike Newell
Writer: Paul Attanasio
A stark, nuanced portrait of life in organized crime, bolstered by strong performances from Al Pacino and Johnny Depp.
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A first-class Mafia thriller that is also, in its way, a love story.
Although perhaps familiar in its outer trappings, Pacino's fine work is the key to the film succeeding to the extent that it does.
This is Depp's coming-of-age role, and he's terrific. Pacino, who's shown more flash than substance recently, reminds us how great he can be when he loses himself inside a character.
Tagline: Based on a true story.
Source: based on the book by Joseph D. Pistone
Motion Picture Rating: R
Genres: biography, crime, drama
Editor: Jon Gregory
Director of photography: Peter Sova
Original music composer: Patrick Doyle
Runtime: 127 min
Language: English, Italian, Japanese
Sound Mix: SDDS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Color: Color (Technicolor)