After the mafia's street boss is killed, Sonny Red assumes his position and Sonny Black becomes the new captain. Yeah, it's like in the army. Joe Pistone (Johnny Depp) is an FBI agent who is given an assignment to infiltrate the Mafia; calling himself Donnie Brasco, he befriends Lefty Ruggiero (Al Pacino), a low-level mob hit man whose personal life is in tatters. Who the fuck am I? Lefty : Lefty If I introduce you, I'm responsible for you. With Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby. An imposing mafia hit man, one Benjamin "Lefty" Ruggiero needs some advice on a jewel he as been given as collateral. [watching him from behind him]  : | Catching sight of a stranger at the bar, Lefty learns he is Donnie Brasco, a jeweler from Florida, and tries to lay off a diamond ring on him for $8,000. Benjamin "Lefty" Ruggiero is the deuteragonist of the 1997 crime film Donnie Brasco, based on the real life memoirs of undercover FBI special agent Joseph Pistone. : Powers/Skills : : : REAL faces behind the movies. Lefty Ruggiero Aging gangster Benjamin “Lefty” Ruggiero (played by: Al Pacino from Heat, The Godfather franchise, Dog Day Afternoon, & Scarface) is introduced to a jewel thief named Donnie Brasco (played by: Johnny Depp from Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Platoon, & Black Mass). You know who you're talking to? Watching nature documentaries.Having Donnie over to his house for dinner. Thirty years I'm busting my hump. : One broad, that's enough for anyone. Sharpness usually came across as crisp and detailed. Lefty [to Donnie, while sitting in his living room]  [said with a mixture of regret and indignation]  Donnie's alongside him]  Physical Strength : Lefty is easy pickings for Joe Pistone (Johnny Depp), an FBI agent whose book, "Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia," is the basis for this true story. Lefty Ruggiero Joe Pistone is an undercover FBI agent ordered to infiltrate the mob as Donnie Brasco. An imposing mafia hit man, one Benjamin "Lefty" Ruggiero needs some advice on a jewel he as been given as collateral. : Their exploits were portrayed in the 1997 film ‘Donnie Brasco’ staring Al Pacino as Ruggiero and Johnny Depp as Joseph Pistone aka Donnie Brasco. Lefty The mobster was also known for his close friendship with and mentorship of FBI Agent Joseph Pistone who worked undercover as ‘Donnie Brasco’. Not pinch. Benjamin "Lefty" Ruggiero is the deuteragonist of the 1997 crime film Donnie Brasco, based on the real life memoirs of undercover FBI special agent Joseph Pistone.. Punch, punch. Joe Pistone (Johnny Depp) is an FBI agent who is given an assignment to infiltrate the Mafia; calling himself Donnie Brasco, he befriends Lefty Ruggiero (Al Pacino), a low-level mob hit man whose personal life is in tatters. During that time he was befriended and mentored as an associate of Benjamin (Lefty) Ruggiero. !Link: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=Y0AQ26UB : If I say you're a friend of ours, that means you're a made guy. Forget about it... Lefty Ruggiero Sometimes you don't make no fuckin' sense, Donnie. Filming & Production Lefty first met Joe Pistone under the alias of "Donnie Brasco" when he was posing as a jewel thief and suspected a diamond dealer might have ripped Lefty off by selling him a fake ring. I say pinch? Nothing here is as it seems: the jewel is a fake and the guy giving him advice, expert jewel thief Donnie Brasco, is in … Lefty: There's the boss. : Synopsis. Lefty: Bullshit. Donnie Brasco is a 1997 American crime drama film directed by Mike Newell, and starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp. Lefty [standing next to Donnie's car at night]  A wise guy's always right; even when he's wrong, he's right. [to Donnie's while in his car]  When I introduce you, I'm gonna say, "This is a friend of mine." He first goes undercover to infiltrate a theft ring. Al Pacino as Benjamin “Lefty” Ruggiero in Donnie Brasco (1997) Far from elegant but undeniably comfortable, Lefty Ruggiero’s bright red tracksuit subconsciously channels Santa Claus for the aging mobster’s intimate Christmas spent with no one but his nearest and dearest. The army is some guy you don't know telling you to go whack some other guy you don't know. In the film, it is implied that Lefty was killed by fellow Bonanno members for allowing Pistone to infiltrate the family. Aging gangster Benjamin "Lefty" Ruggiero is introduced to a jewel thief named Donnie Brasco. You know how this works? Bullshit. I went in front of the skippers, I'm going on the record with you, nobody can touch you now, I'm your man, Jesus Christ couldn't touch you because I represent you, keep your nose clean, be a good earner follow the rules, and who knows? Lefty The Lefty depicted in this film was actually based off several different mobsters Joe Pistone met while infiltrating the Bonnano family, including soldier Anthony Mirra as well as Dominick "Sonny Black" Napolitano. Donnie Brasco is a 1997 crime drama staring Al Pacino (Lefty), and Johnny Depp (Donnie) set in the Mafia gangland of 1970's New York. Donnie Brasco is a crime drama staring Al Pacino (Lefty), and Johnny Depp (Donnie) set in the Mafia gangland of 1970's New York. While they are in a jail cell, Lefty notes that in order for the police to perform a raid that quickly, someone would have had to rat them out. Donnie told him it was a fake and then Lefty tested him once again. : As described in Pistone’s memoir and depicted on screen in Donnie Brasco, Lefty’s favorite drink was a white wine spritzer, often downed in a trio to calm down after running into his ex-wife who lives in the same building. Lefty With Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby. At his barroom hangout, Lefty meets a young man, Donnie Brasco (Johnny Depp), who quickly impresses him with his knowledge of jewels and his tough-guy prowess. As Donnie and Lefty are at the club on its opening day, the club is raided by the police and all the mobsters there are arrested. [standing next to Donnie's car at night]  Lefty first met Joe Pistone under the alias of "Donnie Brasco" when he was posing as a jewel thief and … | Based on a true story, Donnie Brasco stars Johnny Depp as undercover FBI agent Joe Pistone, who leaves his wife (Anne Heche) and family to infiltrate the mob as the "jewel man" Donnie Brasco. Watch Donnie Brasco movie trailer and get the latest cast info, photos, movie review and more on TVGuide.com. “I’m a spoke on a wheel,” he describes himself. Donnie meets Lefty, played by Pacino. When his personal and professional lives collide, Pistone jeopardizes his marriage, his job life and, ultimately, the gangster mentor he has come to respect and admire. Benjamin "Lefty" Ruggiero is the deuteragonist of the 1997 crime film Donnie Brasco, based on the real life memoirs of undercover FBI special agent Joseph Pistone.. Red soft-shell tracksuit with gray-and-black accents Nothing here is as it seems: the jewel is a fake, Lefty isn't a made man and the guy giving him advice, expert jewel thief Donnie Brasco… Donnie Brasco. [standing outside the club King's Court before it opens]  You know how this works? A Capiche? A wiseguy never pays for his drinks. An FBI undercover agent infiltrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life, at the expense of his regular one. : : Whackin' the boss... another thing I get left out of. Lefty are discussing the advantages of the respective bands while Lefty occasionally peers to the bar and watches Donnie Brasco (Johnny Depp). Donnie Brasco (1997) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Lefty : Fuckin' Indians got him. May 6, 2014 - Explore Brianna Perkins's board "donnie brasco", followed by 778 people on Pinterest. This drama about an undercover cop who learns the hidden dangers of working his way inside the mob was based on a true story. Lefty can't believe his ears]. : However in March 1981 dangerous and violent internal developments were unfolding in the Bonnano family. Nothing here is as it seems: the jewel is a fake, Lefty isn't a made man and the guy giving him advice, expert jewel thief Donnie Brasco… Punch of salt. And, under him, there's the skipper. How many times have I had you in my house? Benjamin Ruggiero Donnie Brasco … Nicky That's the same thing if I put the bullet through his head myself, you understand? Lefty | Pistone’s book Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia was the basis for the 1997 Mike Newell film Donnie Brasco, starring Johnny Depp as Brasco and Al Pacino as Lefty Ruggiero. What have I got? From acclaimed director … Donnie Brasco: Yeah, it's like in the army. Donnie Brasco Donnie Brasco appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.35:1 on this single-sided, double-layered DVD; the image has been enhanced for 16X9 televisions. I went in front of the skippers, I'm going on the record with you, nobody can touch you now, I'm your man, Jesus Christ couldn't touch you because I represent you, keep your nose clean, be a good earner follow the rules, and who knows? Donnie Brasco The falcons used to hunt 'em and kill 'em off. Posing as Donnie Brasco, a jewel thief, Pistone was befriended by Benjamin "Lefty" Ruggerio (played by Al Pacino), a low-level soldier in the Bonanno crime family. That's the same thing as me putting the bullet in … Donnie Brasco: If I come out alive, this guy, Lefty, ends up dead. Lefty Lefty Ruggiero A young guy named Donnie and talks disrespectfully to an older guy named Lefty. In the Palisades. He was played by Al Pacino, who also portrayed Michael Corleone in the Godfather film series.. History. Based on a true story, Donnie Brasco stars Johnny Depp as undercover FBI agent Joe Pistone, who leaves his wife (Anne Heche) and family to infiltrate the mob as the "jewel man" Donnie Brasco. However, before they can "whack" Donnie they are caught by the FBI and Donnie is taken away. Joe Pistone (Johnny Depp) is an FBI agent who is given an assignment to infiltrate the Mafia; calling himself Donnie Brasco, he befriends Lefty Ruggiero (Al Pacino), a low-level mob hit man whose personal life is in tatters. Lefty immediately put his expertise to the test by trying to sell him a diamond ring that he'd received in payment for a loan. Lefty has mounting debts and tries to sell Donnie a diamond for $8k. Donnie Brasco Donnie Brasco Lefty Did you know there used to be falcons in New York? Donnie's alongside him], [In a New York coffee shop that's a hangout for the mob. Lefty: There's the boss. You know how this works? Peregrine falcons. Directed by Mike Newell. The operation pays off when the FBI arrests one of the largest and most profitable theft rings in history. A bird could read a newspaper? He was played by Al Pacino, who also portrayed Michael Corleone in the Godfather film series. I'm saying their eyesight. The movie presented some problems but it generally looked good. Lefty begins fouling up the plan by welcoming and instructing Donnie as his surrogate son, since Lefty's real son is no good. You're calling me a dumbski? From 1976 -1981 Donnie Brasco (aka FBI agent Joe Pistone) spent almost six years undercover in the Bonanno crime family of the New York Cosa Nostra. : I'm saying that's why there's so many pigeons now. Release Dates Who am I? I walk out on you. Do I get upped? Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Having Donnie over to his house for dinner. They're gonna kill him because he vouched for me. Donnie Brasco Lefty There's the boss. Lefty Joe Pistone from Donnie Brasco. See pics of the real Joseph D. Pistone, find out just how real Donnie Brasco the movie is starring Johnny Depp and Al Pacino. : Lefty An imposing mafia hit man, one Benjamin "Lefty" Ruggiero needs some advice on a jewel he as been given as collateral. "Donnie Brasco" is the best in this series of duets. Type of Villain Mafia soldier He took Donnie along to confront the debtor with the truth. All right? Lefty can believe that he's a somebody when he's one-on-one with Donnie, ushering him into the … When his personal and professional lives collide, Pistone jeopardizes his marriage, his job life and, ultimately, the gangster mentor he has come to respect and admire. See more ideas about donnie brasco, al pacino, johnny depp. : : : : : Lefty [sees the front page of a newspaper, to Donnie's while in his car]  A guy like you don't touch a made guy, you know what I did yesterday? Lefty : [to Donnie, while sitting in his living room] A guy like you don't touch a made guy, you know what I did yesterday? Donnie Brasco : Lefty Lefty And if I come out, this guy Lefty dies. : I'm tellin' ya, Donnie... nothin' but nothin' but right. However, on the night the two are supposed to kill Bruno, Lefty confronts Donnie with his suspicions about him being an FBI agent, and tells Donnie that if he does not kill Bruno to prove his loyalty he will have to kill him. This true story follows FBI agent Joe Pistone as he infiltrates the mafia of New York. Lefty Let's just say that Lefty, a chronic gambler who loses far more often than he wins, isn't going to rise to the top of the mob ladder anytime soon. Donnie maneuvers his way into the confidence of Lefty Ruggiero (Al Pacino), an aging hitman who never made it to the big time and sees a new future for himself with this smart young thief. | This drama about an undercover cop who learns the hidden dangers of working his way inside the mob was based on a true story. Whose dat guy? That means you're a connected guy. I never hear from my boss until he dies, then my whole life gets turned upside down! An imposing mafia hit man, one Benjamin "Lefty" Ruggiero needs some advice on a jewel he as been given as collateral. Posing as jewel broker Donnie Brasco, FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone (Johnny Depp) is granted entrance into the violent mob family of aging hit man Lefty Ruggiero (Al Pacino). Company Credits During that time he was befriended and mentored as an associate of Benjamin (Lefty) Ruggiero. Donnie Brasco ★★★ 1996 (R) Excellent look at the unglamourous working end of the mob and an undercover operation. Donnie Brasco is a crime drama staring Al Pacino (Lefty), and Johnny Depp (Donnie) set in the Mafia gangland of 1970's New York. Lefty Donnie Brasco was the alias of undercover FBI agent Joseph Pistone, who was born in 1939 in Erie, Pennsylvania. Who Is Donnie Brasco? IT'S MADE BY PATRICK DOYLE IN A MOVIE CALLED DONNIE BRASCO!!!! I got cancer of the prick. Sonny Black [to Donnie, sitting on the couch in his home]  Alias At his barroom hangout, Lefty meets a young man, Donnie Brasco (Johnny Depp), who quickly impresses him with his knowledge of jewels and his tough … Catching sight of a stranger at the bar, Lefty learns he is Donnie Brasco, a jeweler from Florida, and tries to lay off a diamond ring on him for $8,000. : https://villains.fandom.com/wiki/Lefty?oldid=4060871. The film, written by Paul Attanasio, is based on the 1988 nonfiction book Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia by Joseph D. Pistone, and Richard Woodley. And listen to me, if Donnie calls... , tell him... if it was gonna be anyone, I'm glad it was him. Lefty Ruggiero is an aging, two-bit hit-man who sees a new future for himself with the smart, young thief Donnie Brasco and enlists him as his protege. [repeated line when attempting to avoid the question that's asked to him]  Hey, will you fuckin' stop that? Wikimedia commons Undercover agent Joseph Pistone as Donnie Brasco, with the lowlevel wiseguy who … After Donnie convinces Sonny Black's crew to go visit a nightclub owner he knows in Florida named Richie Gazzo (who is also an FBI agent). Pistone’s book Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia was the basis for the 1997 Mike Newell film Donnie Brasco, starring Johnny Depp as … Lefty With that, Lefty and the others rise to the leadership of their mafia family. Donnie Brasco Lefty soon tells Donnie that he is trying to get Donnie to be made a made man. The mobsters in "Donnie Brasco" (including Pacino, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby and James Russo) are the grunts and gripers of the Mafia. In all the five boroughs, I'm known, forget about it, I'm known all over the fucking world, anybody asks about Lefty from Mulberry Street, you're pissing up the world fucking street my friend. Anything wrong with you, I go down.” : [to Donnie, in his kitchen]  I think I just shit my pants. Lefty has mounting debts and tries to sell Donnie a diamond for $8k. Get promoted to skipper in the Mafia. Lefty Lefty Ruggiero is an aging, two-bit hit-man who sees a new future for himself with the smart, young thief Donnie Brasco and enlists him as his protege. Origin Because he stood up for me. : And, under him, there's the skipper. However, the two reconcile their friendship after Donnie visits Lefty's son, who was in the hospital on life support after overdosing on drugs. [to Donnie, standing outside the club King's Court before it opens]  Brasco is a film that when seen more than once, can be experienced separately through the eyes of both Donnie and Lefty. Donnie Brasco is a crime drama staring Al Pacino (Lefty), and Johnny Depp (Donnie) set in the Mafia gangland of 1970's New York. Donnie Brasco. [to Donnie in a bar]  Donnie Brasco (1997) Al Pacino as Lefty. Posing as jewel broker Donnie Brasco, FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone (Johnny Depp) is granted entrance into the violent mob family of aging hit man Lefty Ruggiero (Al Pacino). Lefty After the truth about Donnie is finally uncovered, Lefty realizes he will be killed for letting Donnie into the gang and leaves his valuables behind for his wife before going to face his death with dignity, with his fate not being shown. Angered, Lefty accuses Donnie of siding with Sonny Black. Sonny Black He creates a new identity for himself – Donnie Brasco – a jewel thief from Miami – and finds himself an easy target in “Lefty” Ruggiero – an aging member of the family who’s been passed over. How can John Wayne die? And so was he, and so are you. Lefty They got everything in this fucking city. : Lefty For six long years, Joseph Pistone abandoned his personal life and worked his way up the rungs of the Bonanno crime family as Donnie Brasco. Lefty However, Dominick Napolitano was the one murdered. : They lived across the river. Brasco maneuvers his way into the confidence of an aging hit-man, Lefty Ruggiero (Pacino), who vouches for him. What'd I say? I can't breathe anymore. Lefty Lefty is a New York City mob veteran, although he is very tired and wore out from the life he lives. Punch or pinch? 'Could be I found him already. I don't hate you. Lefty Ruggiero [to Donnie, sitting on the couch in his home]  From 1976 -1981 Donnie Brasco (aka FBI agent Joe Pistone) spent almost six years undercover in the Bonanno crime family of the New York Cosa Nostra. The two are later assigned to track down Sonny Red's surviving son, Bruno. Using the alias "Donnie Brasco," Pistone befriends low-level torpedo Lefty Ruggerio (Al Pacino), who is permanently rooted near the bottom of the Family food chain. : : Lefty is a New York City mob veteran, although he is very tired and wore out from the life he lives. With Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby. The FBI created the alias of Brasco … If you're a rat, then I'm the biggest mutt in the history of the Mafia. When his personal and professional lives collide, Pistone jeopardizes his marriage, his job life and, ultimately, the gangster mentor he has come to respect and admire. : ain't the question. That's Donnie, Don da'jeweler. Lefty went to prison but never ratted … That's the same thing as me putting the bullet in his head myself. : You're gonna walk out on me? Anywhere you go, all around the world, all the best cooks are men. Twenty six guys I clipped. : As Joe/Donnie gets deeper into the wiseguy life, Lefty takes a fatherly … [while getting shaved at a barber shop]  Lefty from Mulberry Street! This job is eating me alive. [while walking with Donnie to meet up with other crime family members]  After the crew travels down there, Lefty plans with Donnie to run Gazzo's club on their own in order to impress Florida mob boss Santo Trafficante Jr. Donnie Brasco: Yeah, it's like in the army. Directed by Mike Newell. Mobster This drama about an undercover cop who learns the hidden dangers of working his way inside the mob was based on a true story. Pacino’s fellow foot soldiers, Nicky (Bruno Kirby) and Paulie (James Russo), are an excellent fit as “spokes” in the crime wheel. No, they pass me by! You know what we do when we find that rat, right, Lefty? See more ideas about donnie brasco, gangster movies, al pacino. Lefty can't believe his ears]  MurderRacketeering Oct 28, 2020 - Explore GL Rush's board "Donnie Brasco", followed by 117 people on Pinterest. The army is some guy you don't know telling you to go whack some other guy you don't know. That's the same thing as me putting the bullet in his head myself. An imposing mafia hit man, one Benjamin "Lefty" Ruggiero needs some advice on a jewel he as been given as collateral. Lefty As Donnie … But Lefty Ruggiero, the hit man character Pacino plays in ``Donnie Brasco,'' is as far from Michael Corleone (his ``Godfather'' character, for those who don't know) as he can get.

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