About the Film

A father too dangerous to be close with. A son too dazzled to break away.

Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia’s most notorious crime families during the 1970s. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft… and ultimately, murder.


Director: James Foley
Year: 1986
Cast: Sean Penn, Christopher Walken, Mary Stuart Masterson
Created By: Elliott Lewitt, Nicholas Kazan

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