Joe Pistone and Leo Rossi continue with more behind-the-scenes insight about the Blockbuster movie based on Joe’s time in the mob, “Donnie Brasco.” Accompanying clips featuring Johnny Depp, Al Pacino, and others, Pistone shares more deets about his undercover experience and offers some loving words in memory of Anne Heche, the actress who portrayed his wife Maggie Pistone on screen. He even clarifies facts from fiction regarding that infamous wife slap! More, when you tune in to Deep Cover now.
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[00:00] Intro with Joe Pistone and Leo Rossi
[01:56] Joe visited the Mob Museum in Las Vegas
[03:04] Leo Rossi and Joe Pistone’s one-man-show about Donnie Braso
[03:27] How the movie designers recreated Sonny Black, Lefty and Nicky entering a disco nightclub
[07:45] Donnie Brasco gets caught by the cops; no permit for the lion
[10:29] On one-taker scenes that require precision
[12:30] How the bribed cop let everyone down; gambling operation at the club gone wrong.
[14:50] The arrest record of Donnie Brasco
[16:10] Meet us in the Motion Lounge
[17:27] The Boss, Carmine Galante, gets whacked
[20:31] Sonny Black becomes a Capo and Lefty gets nervous
[23:21] Paul Attansio, the screenwriter, continues to write accurate emotions for each character
[25:26] How does a hit get set up? Lefty, or Al Pacino, goes off on Donnie Brasco after being “sent for.”
[28:40] The truth about the $300,000 in cash and Joe Pistone remembers Anne Heche, the actress who portrayed his wife and best friend.
[29:07] Joe admits there was a time when he couldn’t turn ‘off’ his character, Donnie Brasco, in real life.
[33:05] Through Leo’s stage play, Joe’s family finally realized just how lonely the job was for him.
[34:50] 85% is true
[35:50] Maggie and Joe’s movie-stealing scenes: “Why do you hate me when I love you so much?” and “I’m not beginning like them, Maggie, I am them.” - the back story.
[36:44] When Lefty got saved from being whacked.