Donnie Brasco (1997)

7.75 / Rated by 4 people

126 min.
Plot  In 1978, FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone is assigned to infiltrate the New York City–based Bonanno crime family. He calls himself Donnie Brasco and poses as an expert jewel thief from Vero beach. Brasco is befriended by Benjamin "Lefty" Ruggieroa low-level, mob hit-man whose personal life is in tattersand Dominick "Sonny Black" Napolitano, the captain of Lefty's crew.

Lefty cannot make enough money and he is continually passed over for promotion within the crime family. His son is a drug addict. He constantly reminds Brasco of his growing disillusionment with his life after his having spent 30 years as a wiseguy killing 26 people and little to show for it.

In Donnie, at least, Lefty sees a young protégé who might be able to succeed where he failed. He takes Donnie under his wing. Donnie quickly becomes accepted by the other family members, as an "associate" (the lowest Mafia rank describing people who have criminal ties to the Mafia but are not actual members) and is late...



Al Pacino
Benjamin "Lefty" Ruggiero
Johnny Depp
Joseph Pistone/Donnie Brasco
Michael Madsen
Dominick "Sonny Black" Napolitano
Bruno Kirby
Nicky Santora
Anne Heche
Maggie Pistone
James Russo
"Paulie" Cersani
Željko Ivanek
Tim Curley
Tim Blake Nelson
FBI Technician
Paul Giamatti
FBI Technician


All Titles

Donnie Brasco
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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