• Publication date: August 2, 2012

Bonanno: A Godfather's Story

Based on the true story of young crime boss Joseph Bonanno's arrival from Italy to America, and his fight to become Godfather at a tender age of 26.

Program data

Duration: 75

Production Year: 1999

MBC Action:

August 19, 2012 04:15 (KSA) ~ August 19, 2012 03:15 (CLT)

Martin Landau fittingly portrays the 94 year old crime boss affectionately known as Joe Bananas, (also portrayed by Bruce Ramsay in his years of adolescence and young adulthood,  and portrayed by Tony Nardi during later adulthood till 61).

Being the Capo de tutti capi (the boss of all bosses) comes with a price. In a gambit by Lucky Luciano, Bonanno found himself heading the National Commission of crime families. Names like Vito Genovese, Carlo Gambino, Frank Costello as well as John and Robert Kennedy slide in and out of a gripping tale that truly is weirder than fiction.

Starring :

  •        Martin Landau
  •        Costas Mandylor
  •         Edward James Olmos
  •         Bruce Ramsay


Directed by : Michel Poulette

Rating : Unrated for violence and language