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Based on John Gotti Jr.'s memoir, Shadow of My Father, and directed by Kevin Connolly (Eric “E” Murphy from Entourage), this biopic follows the rise of notorious mob boss John Gotti (John Travolta) from New York’s Gambino crime family to the well-dressed kingpin known in the tabloids as the “Dapper Don” (and later “Teflon Don” when no charges would stick to him in court). Also starring Kelly Preston (as Victoria Gotti opposite real life husband Travolta) and Stacy Keach.
- John Travolta
- Spencer Rocco Lofranco
- Kelly Preston
- Pruitt Taylor Vince
- William DeMeo
- Leo Rossi
- Chris Kerson
- Stacy Keach
- Ashley Drew Fisher
- Jordan Trovillion
Did You Know?
- Shia LaBeouf, Channing Tatum, Dominic Cooper, and James Franco were considered to play John Gotti Jr.
- A song by the artist Pitbull is playing in the background during one of the scenes. Not possible since the movie took place in 1985.
- John Gotti: Why don't you get some ice cream, pizza or something.
- Peter: I don't like ice cream.
- John Gotti: Get fudge sticks, you love fudge sticks, get that.
- Frankie: I don't like pizza either.
- John Gotti: How about the movies? You like, you like- what's the movie you like so much? About spaghetti, Meatballs or something. Go see that.
Atom User Reviews
I have been following Mr Gotti since I my childhood and have been following this movie for eight years. I must say John Travolta knocked it out of the park. Nice to see a true story stay very true. Mr Gotti was a hero to a lot of people. He will never be forgotten!
The film was all over the place. No real story line line to follow. So the movie as a whole - kinda sucked...but I have to say John Travolta was amazing as John Gotti. Great acting, poor execution.
Gotti is technically inept, where every scene feels like a disconnected sizzle reel for a different movie than the previous one, but the fascinating thing it about is less what it fails to do than what it’s trying to do.
The long-delayed biopic Gotti is an entertaining and well-acted but uneven B-movie.
Travolta is a lively presence in some scenes, talking in a rowdy New Yawka accent and tossing off a few good lines early on. (The highlight being: If I robbed a church and had the steeple sticking out of my ass, I would deny it.) But he can do little to bring this tedious and episodic chronicle to life.