|Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama, Gangsters, Suspense, Betrayal, Cult Classic|
Tagline: How many friends can you trust with your life?
Plot: A smart, powerful and at times humorous tale of four young men growing up in today's mob. Gotti's gone, the Feds are cracking down and there's no such thing as honor anymore. But for the somewhat pampered twenty-something sons of four well-known wiseguys, it goes deeper than that. When you wear an infamous last name, the legit business world isn’t an option either.
Enter Matty Demaret (Barry Pepper), the reluctant scion of established Brooklyn gangster Benny Chains (Dennis Hopper). When Matty was 13-years-old, he was told by his Uncle Teddy Deserve (John Malkovich) to shoot the snitch who sent his father to prison, but found himself unable to pull the trigger. Failing to pass that initiation into adulthood, he was from then on never seriously considered for a top spot in the family business.
The problem is Matty can't make it on the outside either. His dreams of being a sports agent dashed by his infamous last name, he now finds he has no choice but to work as a low-level flunky for his uncle and father. Though he has nice clothes, a good car and a secure "job," he lacks the one thing he craves - respect.
Matty shares a similar problem with his friends Taylor (Vin Diesel), a brawny, tough guy hampered in the family by his half-Jewish descent; Chris Scarpa (Andrew
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