Donnie Brasco Poster

Release Date: 1997

DVD Release Date: January 20th, 1998

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

Production Co: TriStar Pictures, Baltimore Pictures

Keywords: Pursuit, Transformation, Suspenseful, Deception, New York City, Friendship, Wife, 1970s, Sacrifice

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