Donnie Brasco

Donnie Brasco

By Mike Newell

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1997-02-28
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2h 6min
  • Director: Mike Newell
  • Production Company: Phoenix Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 4,098 Ratings


Posing as jewel broker Donnie Brasco, FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone (Johnny Depp) is granted entrance into the violent mob family of aging hit man Lefty Ruggiero (Al Pacino). When his personal and professional lives collide, Pistone jeopardizes his marriage, his job life and, ultimately, the gangster mentor he has come to respect and admire. From acclaimed director Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral), and featuring an extraordinary supporting cast including Michael Madsen, Anne Heche, Bruno Kirby and James Russo.




  • Great plot and.....

    By Dhcprouter
    Just based (Hollywood speak for we can take as many creative liberties as we want) on a true story. I watched the 2 hour special on the real life Donnie brasco (Joe Pistone) and it kinda ruined the movie for me but, this is still a great movie with the cast and plot line.
  • Witness Protection began with Donnie Brasco

    By casinoreverend
    I don’t think any movie explains the workings of the mob better than Donnie Brasco.
  • Excellent film

    By Fletch F. Fletch
    Pacino turns in a very different kind of gangster performance than what we’re used to from him. Here he is not as bright as he thinks he is, he’s a bit insecure and kind of a sad flunky that’s still in the game mainly because he’s lived this long. As Donnie, Depp is deep undercover and obviously a little torn because he knows his contact’s fate isn’t going to be pleasant but he needs him to catch bigger fish. The film is compelling and involving and even funny with not only great performances from the two leads, but also from an impressive collection of character actors like Paul Giamatti, Tim Blake Nelson, Anne Heche and Michael Madsen (in a particularly arrogant and slimy role) to name a few. It dispels the romanticism about gangsters or the notion of honor among thieves. But it also questions how well the law treats its own heroes as well.
  • Classic gangster flick!

    By Kohoman
    Top notch classic gangster cinema entertainment!