Public Enemies

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By on January 15, 2010

Category: Biography
All Genres: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Release Year: 2009
Country: USA
Rating: (0)
Languages: English
Director: Michael Mann

  • America's Most Wanted

  • Writing by: Ronan Bennett – (screenplay) and
    Michael Mann – (screenplay) &
    Ann Biderman – (screenplay)
    Bryan Burrough – (book "Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34")

    Produced by: G. Mac Brown – executive producer
    Bryan H. Carroll – co-producer
    Gusmano Cesaretti – co-producer
    Kevin De La Noy – co-producer
    Michael Mann – producer
    Karl McMillan – production associate producer
    Kevin Misher – producer
    Maria Norman – associate producer
    Robert De Niro – executive producer (uncredited)
    Jane Rosenthal – executive producer (uncredited)

    Cast: James Russo – Walter Dietrich
    David Wenham – Harry 'Pete' Pierpont
    Christian Stolte – Charles Makley
    Jason Clarke – John 'Red' Hamilton
    Johnny Depp – John Dillinger
    John Judd – Turnkey
    Stephen Dorff – Homer Van Meter
    Michael Vieau – Ed Shouse
    John Kishline – Guard Dainard
    Wesley Walker – Jim Leslie
    John Scherp – Earl Adams

    Music: Elliot Goldenthal
    Official Website: Visit Website

    Plot Outline: The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.
    Plot: This is the story of the last few years of the notorious bank robber John Dillinger. He loved what he did and could imagine little else that would make him happier. Living openly in 1930s Chicago, he had the run of the city with little fear of reprisals from the authorities. It's there that he meets Billie Frechette with whom he falls deeply in love. In parallel we meet Melvin Purvis, the FBI agent who would eventually track Dillinger down. The FBI was is in its early days and Director J. Edgar Hoover was keen to promote the clean cut image that so dominated the organization through his lifetime. Purvis realizes that if he is going to get Dillinger, he will have to use street tactics and imports appropriate men with police training. Dillinger is eventually betrayed by an acquaintance who tells the authorities just where to find him on a given night.

    Movie Quotes: John Dillinger: I like baseball, movies, good clothes, whiskey, fast cars… and you. What else you need to know?

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    The title of the movie is not shown until the end credits.

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