The Don Is Dead

Power built an empire. Passion destroyed it.

Crime Drama
106 min     5.7     1973     USA


After his mistress is murdered, a Mafia leader goes after the killer with a bloody vengeance. Soon after the hunt begins, a gang war ensues.


JPV852 wrote:
Unambitious but still entertaining enough mafia crime-drama featuring pretty good performances, for the most part anyway, that likely came about due to the success of The Godfather, released a year prior (I assume many studios were buying up rights to other mafia-based novels). Anthony Quinn is quite good, as is Robert Forster save for a scene upon hearing about the death of his father, there the emotion felt hollow. But otherwise, it's a passable crime-drama worth checking out. **3.25/5**