10th & Wolf
10th & Wolf is a 2006 film about the Philadelphia Mafia directed by Robert Moresco. It is based on a true story of a mob war in South Philadelphia. The film stars James Marsden, Giovanni Ribisi and Brad Renfro and features appearances by Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Piper Perabo, Lesley Ann Warren, Tommy Lee, 1980s Italian comedian, singer, actor and director Francesco Salvi and Brian Dennehy.
|10th & Wolf|
|Directed by||Robert Moresco|
|Written by||Robert Moresco|
|Produced by||Suzanne DeLaurentiis|
Lesley Ann Warren
|Edited by||Harvey Rosenstock|
|Music by||Aaron Zigman|
The film was billed as based on a story by "Donnie Brasco", the undercover name of FBI agent Joseph Pistone, who successfully infiltrated the Mafia, as portrayed in the movie of the same name starring Johnny Depp and Al Pacino.
Tommy is the son of a Mafia hitman, who, after his father is killed by a rival, moves with his younger brother to live with his aunt, uncle and cousin in Philadelphia. The sole member of his family who is not involved in crime, Tommy joins the Marines and fights in Operation Desert Storm. Becoming disillusioned when the conflict ended with Saddam Hussein still in power. and disenchanted with military service, Tommy assaults an MP, and steals a colonel's Jeep. Arrested when the jeep runs out of gas, the movie opens with Tommy in the brig at a US Marine base.
An FBI agent (played by Dennehy) coerces Tommy into infiltrating the family business. The agent tells Tommy that he can protect his brother and cousin in return for evidence against the Sicilian mob trying to take over the heroin trade in the US. Tommy is instructed to wear a wire to record negotiations between his cousin and gang leader, Joey Marcucci and Mafia boss Luciano Reggio.
Tommy tries to get incriminating evidence against Reggio, while protecting his cousin and younger brother in their fledgling attempts to become "goodfellas". His efforts to strike a balance between his family loyalties, and the FBI's need for evidence, take up most of the film's bulk.
- James Marsden as Tommy
- Giovanni Ribisi as Joey - Joey Merlino
- Brad Renfro as Vincent
- Piper Perabo as Brandy
- Dennis Hopper as Matty Matello
- Brian Dennehy as Agent Horvath
- Lesley Ann Warren as Tina
- Leo Rossi as Agent Thornton
- Dash Mihok as Junior
- Tommy Lee as Jimmy Tattoo
- Francesco Salvi as Luciano Reggio