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Friday, October 06, 2006

10th & Wolf Movie Review

10th & Wolf

A man is forced to go against his family and his principles in the name of serving his country in this drama inspired by actual events. Tommy Santoro (James Marsden) was just a boy when his father was murdered, and young Tommy quickly discovered his dad was a high-ranking member of the Philadelphia Mafia. Tommy grew up determined to stay on the right side of the law, but his brother Vincent (Brad Renfro) and cousin Joey (Giovanni Ribisi) had other ideas and ended up joining "the family business." Tommy enlisted in the Army and served in Operation Desert Storm, but when he impulsively stole a jeep, he was arrested by the military police. However, Tommy finds he's not questioned by MP's, but by Horvath (Brian Dennehy), an FBI agent who knows all about his past and family history. Horvath has learned that Sicilian mobsters have been taking over the Philly rackets, and persuades Tommy to join up with Vincent and Joey in order to infiltrate the Mafia and serve as an informant to the FBI. Tommy grudgingly agrees, but he's uneasy about betraying his family and following the path that killed his father -- especially when he discovers his actions have put Vincent and Joey in grave danger.
  • Starring: James Marsden, Brad Renfro, Giovanni Ribisi, Brian Dennehy, Dennis Hopper, Piper Perabo, and Lesley Ann Warren
  • Rated R for strong brutal violence, pervasive language, some drug content and sexuality/nudity.
  • DVD Release: 09/19/2006

Chance Review

The story seems familiar & tries to resembles some of the great mob movies. It only achieves in being second rate. The main characters lack charisma, its filled with too many standard mob movie clich├ęs and a lot of one-note characters. If your looking to kill a couple of hours or have nothing better to do than this is the movie for you.

Rating: **

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