Having enjoyed movies like The Godfather, L.A. Confidential, The Untouchables, Bugsy, Chinatown and Goodfellas. I Would also like to see Gangster Squad. Directed by Ruben Fleischer, The cast includes Josh Brolin, Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn and Nick Nolte.
Sean Penn stars as notorious Thirties crime boss Mickey Cohen, and Emma Stone stars as his vampy moll, whose criminal activities attract the attention of Police chief William Parker (Nick Nolte), who asks squad leader John O’Mara, Josh Brolin, to take Cohen down, and with the help of his wife Connie (Mireille Enos) he recruits a crime-busting unit of colourful but disreputable cops, including Sgt. Jerry Wooters (Gosling), beat cop Coleman Harris (Anthony Mackie), cowboy Max Kennard (Robert Patrick), Navidad Ramirez (Michael Peña), and tech nerd Conway Keeler (Giovanni Ribisi). However During the hunt Tactics get dirty and the line between good and bad becomes somewhat blurred as the vigilante cops start using thug methods to catch thugs.
I would also like to watch the outlaw adventure Lawless which is Based on Matt Bondurant’s fact-based novel The Wettest County in the World, and is a Prohibition crime drama about three brawling, bootlegging brothers in Franklin County, Virginia. Forrest (Tom Hardy) the stoic leader of this mountain bunch, his heart warmed by a reformed hooker, Maggie (Jessica Chastain). Brother Howard (Jason Clarke) who is quicker to fly of the handle. And Jack (Shia LaBeouf) the kid who needs seasoning. Jack has a mad crush on Bertha (Mia Wasikowska), the preacher’s daughter, but bloodshed makes him woozy.
However Jack toughens up fast when the bad guys arrive, including Chicago mobster Floyd Banner(Gary Oldman) and Special Deputy Charlie Rakes (Guy Pearce).The moonshine war takes on a dramatic twist and Much violence and many shootouts follow. The film is directed by John Hillcoat with cinematography by Benoît Delhomme and an iconic screenwriter in rocker Nick Cave.
Al Capone born 17th January 1899
While I’m on the subject of bootlegging Gangsters. The American Gangster Al Capone was born on 17th January 1899. He led a Prohibition-era crime syndicate. The Chicago Outfit, which subsequently became known as the “Capones,” which was dedicated to smuggling and bootlegging liquor, and other illegal activities such as prostitution, in Chicago from the early 1920s to 1931.Born in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City to Italian immigrants, Capone became involved with gang activity at a young age after being expelled from school at age 14.In his early twenties, he moved to Chicago to take advantage of a new opportunity to make money smuggling illegal alcoholic beverages into the city during Prohibition. He also engaged in various other criminal activities, including bribery of government figures and prostitution.
Despite his illegitimate occupation, Capone became a highly visible public figure. He made donations to various charitable endeavors using the money he made from his activities, and was viewed by many to be a “modern-day Robin Hood”. Capone’s public reputation was damaged in the wake of his supposed involvement in the 1929 Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre, when seven rival gang members were executed. Capone was convicted on federal charges of tax evasion in 1931 and sentenced to federal prison; he was released on parole in 1939. His incarceration included a term at the then-new Alcatraz federal prison. In the final years of Capone’s life, he suffered mental and physical deterioration due to late-stage neurosyphilis, which he had contracted in his youth. On January 25, 1947, he died from cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke.