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Title:
Honor thy father
Author:
Bologna, Joseph, actor.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Englewood Cliffs, NJ : D-Vision, [1997]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Chronicles the rise and fall of the Bonanno empire and reveals the inside story of the kidnapping of Joe in 1964, the jailing of Bill in 1971 and the famous "Banana War." The brutal, intimate study of a Mafia family which includes the inside operations of the Mafia.
General Note:
Title from container.

Based on the novel by Gay Talese.

Videodisc release of the 1973 motion picture.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Not rated.
Subject Term:
UPC:
798622308221
Format :
DVD

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Gay Talese's bestseller Honor Thy Father is given a superb, albeit slightly expurgated, treatment in this made-for-TV movie. Joseph Bologna plays Bill Bonanno, the son of New York City Mafia-don Joe "Bananas" Bonanno (Raf Vallone). When his father disappears in 1964, Bill is compelled to take over the "family business." This proves well-nigh impossible as several Mafiosi fall over themselves trying to stake their own claims within the Bonanno empire. Lewis John Carlino, the script writer for the 1968 Mafia flick The Brotherhood, adapted the Talese novel for television. Joseph Campanella "appears" as the slyly noncommittal off-screen narrator. Honor Thy Father was first telecast March 1, 1973. The producers sagaciously withheld the film from the critics until that night to make certain no reviewer would spoil the audience's enjoyment by prematurely cataloging the differences between the film and the book. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi