A lot of movies have been made about mobsters and gangsters. Meyer is portrayed in 2021, more than 38 years after his passing in LANSKY. Rockaway’s LANSKY featured my grandparents, Meyer and Anna Citron Lansky, as a young couple. Lots of artistic license in the film (Meyer never used profanity), but a good showing with Harvey Keitel.
Caught up with Frank Cullotta in 2019 in Vegas. Frank Cullotta was an American mobster in the Chicago outfit and a member of the Hole in the Wall Gang burglary ring in Las Vegas. Frank died less than a year after this picture (below) was taken. RIP Frank!
Lou, Joe, and Meyer below captured the Godfather I-II-III. Lou portrayed Tom Hagan’s son in Godfather I, Joe was Joey Zasa in Godfather III, and Meyer Lansky II represents the real life Hyman Roth in Godfather II. Historic!
We’ve included some of our favorite films below, enjoy.
Lansky 2021 Trailer
Lansky, as always is one step ahead of the FBI, sending them on a wild chase, evading and outsmarting them at every turn.
Meyer Lansky II and Frank Cullotta at the Mob Museum Gift Shop in Las Vegas in 2019. The movie Casino comes to life!
Godfather I – II – III
Lou Martini Jr., Joe Mantegna and Meyer Lansky II in 2018 at the South Point Showroom in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola (1972). Widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time. Find Film
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola (1974). Lee Strasberg portrayed Hyman Roth (based on Meyer Lansky). Find Film
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola (1990). Michael Corleone who attempts to legitimize his criminal empire. Find Film
The True History of the Mafia by The History Channel. They were born in the foothills of Sicily. Buy Film
By HBO, Steve Buscemi Stars. Atlantic City, 1920. When alcohol was outlawed… Watch on HBOMAX
Making of the Mob: NY
An eight-part docudrama that begins in 1905 and spans more than 50 years, tracing the original five families. Find Film
Making of the Mob: Chicago
American television miniseries based on Chicago gangster Al Capone and his rise and fall. Find Film
A fact based account of the life and times of mobster Meyer Lansky, including his success. Find Film