Modern retelling of Shakespeare's "MacBeth", in which a deadly young mobster is spurred on by his insatiably ambitious wife to kill his way to the top. Bloody but fascinating!
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Mike Battaglia (John Turturro) has saved the D'Amico family empire. He's gunned down one of the leaders of an uprising against his padrino and protected the family's standing in the New York underworld. Now the simple soldier has been lifted from the ranks. For his loyalty and courage, the padrino (Rod Steiger) has decreed that Mike is to be treated as a man of respect. Ruthie Battaglia (Katherine Borowitz), however, has greater ambitions for her husband, and goads him onto a course of action that leads to a frenzy of betrayal, murder and madness in this modern-day Macbeth. Costarring are Dennis Farina (Get Shorty), Emmy winner Peter Boyle (Everybody Loves Raymond, Monster's Ball), Emmy and Golden Globe winner Stanley Tucci (Winchell, Big Night) and Academy Award® nominee Lilia Skala (Lilies Of The Field).
By gunning down the leader of a mob takeover attempt, Mike Battaglia saves the D'Amico family empire and protects its standing in New York's underworld. For his loyalty, the padrino decrees that Mikebe treated as a "man of respect". Battaglia's wife, however, has greater ambitions for her husband and goads him onto a course that leads to a frenzy of betrayal, madness and death.
A sizzling psychological thriller set in the New York underworld, MEN OF RESPECT is a gritty, realistic portrayal of one man's quest for power ... and the terrible price he pays to keep it. Inspired by Shakespeare's 'Macbeth', this searing adaptation stars John Turturro as Michael Battaglia, a fearless mobster who wins the respect and admiration of his powerful godfather (Rod Steiger) by assassinating the leaders of a rival family.
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