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R| 2 hr. 6 min.

Plot Summary
Joseph Pistone (Johnny Depp) is an FBI agent who has infiltrated one of the major New York Mafia families and is living under the name Donnie Brasco. He develops a relationship with mob hit man Benjamin "Lefty" Ruggiero (Al Pacino) in order to get deeper under cover, but ends up developing a real friendship with the Mafioso. As their relationship develops, Pistone must decide whether or not to complete his job, knowing that it will lead to the murder of his new friend.

Cast: Al Pacino , Johnny Depp , Michael Madsen , Bruno Kirby , James Russo , Anne Heche , Zeljko Ivanek , Gerry Becker

Director: Mike Newell

Genres: Crime drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment, TriStar Pictures

Donnie Brasco (1997)

Release Date: February 28th, 1997|2 hr. 6 min.

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  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    One terrific movie... Pacino and Depp are a match made in acting heaven, riffing off each other with astonishing subtlety and wit. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The true soul of the New York mob is portrayed in Donnie Brasco, a first-class Mafia thriller that is also in its way a love story -- perhaps director Mike Newell's best. show more

  • 100
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Pacino cans the showboating bluster and gives a gently nuanced portrait of a simple man in decline. show more

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