Gangster Wars 40 years old

The film tells the story of three teenagers, based on real life gangsters Charles "Lucky" Luciano (Michael Nouri), Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel (Joe Penny) and Michael Lasker (Brian Benben) (a fictional character who was most likely modeled after Meyer Lansky), growing up in New York's ghettos during the early 1900s to their rise though organized crime.

Credits

Jon Polito
Jon Polito

Thomas "Three Fingers Brown" Lucchese

Jonathan Banks
Jonathan Banks

Dutch Schultz

Madeleine Stowe
Madeleine Stowe

Ruth Lasker

Joe Penny
Joe Penny

Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel

Michael Nouri
Michael Nouri

Charles "Lucky" Luciano

Robert John Burke
Robert John Burke

Officer Reardon

All Cast

Name Character
Madeleine Stowe She was 22, now 62 years old as Ruth Lasker
Jonathan Banks He was 34, now 74 years old as Dutch Schultz
George DiCenzo He was 40, 70 years old when he died as Arnold Rothstein
Robert Davi He was 27, now 68 years old as Vito Genovese
Richard S. Castellano He was 47, 55 years old when he died as Giuseppe "Joe the Boss" Masseria
Jon Polito He was 30, 65 years old when he died as Thomas "Three Fingers Brown" Lucchese
Joseph Mascolo He was 52, 87 years old when he died as Salvatore Maranzano
Michael Nouri He was 35, now 75 years old as Charles "Lucky" Luciano
Robert John Burke He was 20, now 60 years old as Officer Reardon
Lelia Goldoni She was 44, now 84 years old as Mrs Lasker
Robert F. Lyons He was 41, now 81 years old as Legs Diamond
Brian Benben He was 24, now 65 years old as Michael Lasker
Joe Penny He was 24, now 65 years old as Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel
Louis Giambalvo He was 36, now 76 years old as Al Capone

Crew

Name Department
Stuart Cohen as Producer. Production
John Cacavas as Music. He was 50 (83) years old when He died Sound
Richard C. Sarafian as Director. He was 50 (83) years old when He died Directing
Gangster Wars (40 years)

  • Release day: Thursday, April 09, 1981
  • Runtime: 121 minutes