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For the Love of Money (2012)

One man leaves his old gangster lifestyle for a fresh start. As his past creeps up, he'll have to protect his family, even if it means going back to his old ways. Based on a true story.

Director:

Ellie Kanner

Writers:

Jenna Mattison (screenplay), Michael Micco (story)
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Credited cast:
Steven Bauer ... Hector
James Caan ... Micky
Inbar Lavi ... Talia
Edward Furlong ... Tommy
Jonathan Lipnicki ... Young Yoni
Oded Fehr ... Levi
Jeffrey Tambor ... Mr. Solomon
Delphine Chanéac ... Aline
Paul Sorvino ... Red
Noel Gugliemi ... Ramon
Leilani Sarelle ... Nancy
Hal Ozsan ... Abe
Mariano 'Big Dawg' Mendoza ... Bouncer / Thug (as Mariano Mendoza)
Meredith Scott Lynn ... Mazal
Michael Papajohn ... Little Guy
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Spanning over two decades, "For the Love of Money" follows the true account of an Israeli immigrant who searches for his piece of the American dream. The story begins in Tel Aviv in 1973, where a young Izek is raised in a seedy, gangster filled illegal casino that operates behind his family's bar. The casino is a haven for unsavory characters who seek to corrupt him to their way of life. When the violence and crime finds its way to him and his family, Izek (Yuda Levi) and his family relocate to Los Angeles. Hoping to start anew, he pursues his ambitions to become a young entrepreneur by developing small businesses, purchasing real estate, and running an auto repair shop. Success seems to find him at every turn and after falling in love with the beautiful Aline (Delphine Chaneac), luck seems to be on his side. However, it isn't long before the world of crime that Izek tried to escape so long ago continues to doggedly follow him every step of the way. Threatened by a dangerously ... Written by Anonymous

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"For the Love of Money is the root of all evil." - Timothy 6:10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 2012 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

The Money See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$17,752, 8 June 2012, Limited Release
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Call Me
Written by Clem Burke (as Clement Bozewski), Debbie Harry (as Deborah Harry) and Giorgio Moroder
Performed by Blondie
Published by Chrysalis Music (ASCAP)/Sony ATV Songs LLC (BMI)
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records
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Not a bad movie but a little slow in some parts. Tried to hard to put an organized crime aspect in. I say B-
1 July 2012 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"A wise man once said the love of money is the root of all evil." Izek (Longo) is a young boy growing up in Tel Aviv. He is introduced to a life of organized crime at a very young age and has grown accustomed to it. After a member of his family becomes to involved in the world the family decides to movie to Los Angeles. Izek, looking to leave the world behind begins his new life and a quest to live American dream. I have to admit that if a movie is about organized crime in anyway I will watch it. When they are done right they are great, but the problem is that too many try to be "Goodfellas" and end up falling flat. While this movie isn't terrible it is also nothing amazing either. I think the biggest problem I had with this is that it didn't know what it wanted to be. Even though it is a true story it seemed like it was trying to hard to have the organized crime aspect (even having James Caan in it) but it didn't really fit in with the rest of the movie. I don't know how to explain what I mean but watch it and you will see. This is not a bad movie but it tended to drag a little and I was starting to lose interest in some parts. Overall, not bad but also a pretty flat movie that had more potential. I give it a B-.


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