Set in the early 1990’s and based on an actual case, the crime thriller Rob the Mob tells the story of small-time crooks Tommy and Rosie who, like Bonnie and Clyde, are partners in crime and in love.
The two are arrested and sent to jail after robbing a florist on Valentine’s Day. Later, they decide to go straight and get jobs at a collection agency, but when Tommy skips work to attend the trial of Mafia hit man Sammy “The Bull” Gravano, he is drawn back into the criminal word.
Tommy comes up with a plan to rob a mob-owned club where no guns are allowed. This leads the couple to hit multiple Mafia hangouts. Naturally, the mobsters will not take this lying down. But when Tommy and Rosie discover a well-guarded secret that could help the feds bring down New York’s already weakening crime syndicate, the pair is in a much more dangerous position.
Starring as Tommy is Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Pitt. Nina Arianda (Tower Heist) plays Rosie. TV’s Ray Romano portrays veteran mob reporter Jerry Cardozo, who makes Tommy’s and Rosie’s exploits famous. In the part of Big Al, leader of the Bonanno crime family, is Andy Garcia.
The picture was directed by Raymond De Felitta, best known for 2005’s The Thing About My Folks. Jonathan Fernandez (Star Trek Enterprise) wrote the screenplay.
Rob the Mob hits theaters in limited release March 21, 2014.
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