Friday, August 19, 2011

Chicago Overcoat- Movie Review

Gangster films always are compared to "The Godfather" and "Goodfellas" , most never live up to those classics, or have a story that is just average. Chicago Overcoat is a pleasant surprise as it follows the life of old hitman Lou Marazano (deftly played by Soprano's star Frank Vincent). Lou is desperate for one last score to help out his daughter and his grandson get a better life. He begs a local mob boss to be the hitman on one big job so he can eventually retire and enjoy life, and take care of his family.

In on the action is an old detective withered, drunk, angry, and his young gun partner, trying to chase him. His on again off again girlfriend/ alibi partner Lorraine is played with cool precision by another "Soprano's" alum Kathrine Narducci, adds to the authenticity of the crime life.

This is a solid movie, filmed entirely in and around Chicago for about 3 million dollars. The action, dialogue, and tone all set the mood of this entertaining, well paced ride. I rate this movie definitely a rent even a buy if you like Gangster flicks. "Chicago Overcoat" rates a 7 out of 10.

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