August 12, 1996 12:00 PM

HBO (premieres Sat., Aug. 17, 9 p.m. ET)


Charismatic Armand Assante brings the Dapper Don to life in this excellent biography of fallen Mob chieftain John Gotti. A particular treat is seeing Anthony Quinn once again in a meaty role as Gotti’s mentor Neil Dellacroce. Quinn can still do more with his jaw than most actors can do with their entire bodies.

Equally outstanding is William Forsythe as Mob underboss Sammy “the Bull” Gravano, whose testimony landed Gotti in prison for the rest of his life.

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