Gotti: Godfather & Son tells the story of the legendary Gambino crime family through the intimate and complicated relationship between John Gotti Sr. and his son, John Gotti Jr., who is telling his story for the first time. Filmmaker and writer Richard Stratton has secured unprecedented access to the Gotti family to tell, for the first time, the complete and uncensored story by the people who lived it, growing up in the first family of organized crime. The narrative spine of the documentary features exclusive footage from the last visit between John Gotti Sr. and his son, at the federal prison medical facility in Springfield, Missouri. Gotti Jr. sits down to ask his father, who is dying of cancer, for his blessing to plead guilty to racketeering charges and bring "closure" to his legal troubles, a coded reference to what father and son both understand means taking the unprecedented step of quitting the mafia.
- imDb Rating: 8.3 (101 Votes)
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John Gotti Jr. tells the story of how he became the man he is today. When you realize that family is more important than the mafia, that's when he steps out of the shadows. The father lives and dies "by the sword." Very sad but moving.
- Rated: TV-14
- Released: 09 Jun 2018
- Runtime: 172 min
- Genre: Documentary, Biography
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- Writer: N/A
- Actors: Bruce Cutler, John Gotti Jr., Angel Gotti, Peter Gotti
- Language: English
- Country: USA
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- Total Seasons: N/A
Fathers and Sons / Sins of the Father
Episode 1x2; Jun 10, 2018
In Part 2, the FBI is focused on taking down Gotti and the Gambino Crime family, as well as the bosses of all five New York mafia clans. When Gotti's underboss, Sammy Gravano agrees to testify for the government, Gotti Senior is convicted and sentenced to life in prison. John Junior becomes the acting boss of the crime family. With this transition of power, John Junior quickly becomes the prime target of the FBI. John Junior, having resolved to quit the life of organized crime, pleads guilty to racketeering, serves over seven years in prison, and must still withstand four federal trials all ending in mistrials before he is set free to pursue his life as a "civilian", a husband to his wife, father to his five children, and a law abiding citizen who honors his vow to quit the mob.
1x2: Fathers and Sons / Sins of the Father
1x1: Kid Christmas / Made Man
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