Drama Crime - This is a dark and violent fact based crime drama. The more known names in the
cast, Andy Garcia and Ray Romano, have supporting roles to the true leads, Michael
Pitt and Nina Arianda. Violence, sex, and nonstop language make the film not for
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words, well over 30 S-words, 13 GD's, a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: Sex without nudity. VIOLENCE: Bloody beatings and shootings. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, tobacco, crack. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Darkly comic lines and physical humor.
Roger EbertFull Review Good Breezy, sleazy, and sometimes-intense, 'Rob the Mob' depicts a very specific sliver of time in New York history, a time overrun by crack, graffiti, and omnipresent organized crime.
NY PostFull Review Good The always distinctive Raymond De Felitta offers a hilarious mob comedy with virtually no violence, though it's based on a tabloid-ready true story that did not end at all happily.
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New York City, 1991. Small-time crooks TOMMY (Pitt) and ROSIE (Arianda) have
things in common: a crazy-passionate love for one another and-after they're
caught robbing a
florist on Valentine's Day-prison records. Trying to go straight, Rosie lands a
job at a debt-collection
agency and persuades Tommy to join her. But soon Tommy is skipping his shifts to
something much more interesting-attend the landmark trial of Gambino-family boss
where Mafia hit man Sammy "The Bull" Gravano provides graphic testimony that
bring down the flamboyant mob kingpin.
Tommy's fascination with the mob is deeply personal; when he was a boy, he
saw his father
suffer a brutal beating at the hands of local gangsters. So when he hears Sammy
name a Mafia-owned
social club where no guns are permitted, he has an idea: Why not rob the joint?
begins a series of Bonnie-and-Clyde-style stickups of mob hangouts around the
city, with Tommy
wielding an Uzi and Rosie driving the beat-up getaway car. The brazen daylight
raids net enough
cash for the lovers to move in together, taking their fiery romance to the next
level. They also draw
the attention of the FBI and veteran mob reporter JERRY CARDOZO (Romano), who
their unlikely story across the front page of the paper. But while the attacks
enrage the mob,
reclusive crime-family head BIG AL FIORELLO (Garcia) orders his men only to
scare the couple.
After all, he says, eagles don't kill flies.
It's a decision Big Al will come to regret. During one of their heists, Tommy
stumble upon a Mafia secret so closely guarded that rank-and-file mobsters don't
even know of its
existence. To the Feds, it's the smoking gun they've been looking for-a key to
York's already-faltering crime syndicate once and for all. To Big Al, it's the
high cost of his earlier
leniency-a mistake he quickly moves to correct. For Tommy and Rosie, caught
between the law
and a mob contract, the future depends on who gets to them first.