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Dillinger and Capone

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Dillinger and Capone

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
95 minutes
performer:
F. Murray Abraham, Martin Sheen
director:
Jon Purdy
genre:
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a C-

Dillinger and Capone is far-fetched fiction; it starts out with the premise that John Dillinger did not really die outside the Biograph Theatre. (His brother did.) It further revises history by inventing a meeting in which Al Capone (F. Murray Abraham) strong-arms the retired Dillinger (Martin Sheen) into helping him retrieve a fortune sealed inside the wall of a mobster-filled hotel. The film gets so caught up with this heist that it comes off more as a caper film than as the gangster movie you’d expect from the title. It’s all dressed up in pin-striped suits, with no place to go. C-

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