Capone (1975)

Director
Steve Carver

Main cast
Ben Gazzara; Harry Guardino; Susan Blakely; Sylvester Stallone; John Cassavetes

Genres
Crime, Drama

Description
The story of the rise and fall of the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone and the control he exhibited over the city during the prohibition years. Unusually, briefly covering the years after Capone was imprisoned.


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