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Also Known As: Died:
Born: February 22, 1933 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Writer ...
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Cast (feature film)

1.
Toots (2006)
Toots Shor was a well known saloonkeeper in New York from 1940 to 1959 and his eponymous midtown Manhattan bar was the place to be seen. Decades later, his granddaughter documentary filmmaker Kristi Jacobson takes us on tour of her famous grandfather's world through interviews with family, friends,

Writer (feature film)

2.
City Hall (1996) as Screenwriter
To a young idealist like New York City's Deputy Mayor Kevin Calhoun life is either black or white, but to a veteran politician like Mayor John Pappas the game is played in various shades of gray. Together, they are a formidable team that deftly handles the daily crossfire of crime, poverty and urban
3.
Casino (1995) as Book As Source Material ("Casino")
Sam "Ace" Rothstein, the consummate bookie who can change the odds merely by placing a bet, has risen through the ranks of the Midwestern mob to be picked by the bosses to front their entree into Vegas. Ace lives and breathes the odds. He eventually doubles the mob's take and changes the rules of how the casinos are run. But he can't control the odds when it comes to Ginger McKenna, the chip-hustling vamp who charms Ace and becomes his wife. His infatuation with Ginger turns to obsession as she rises with him to the upper crust of society, then turns to the bottle and pills for consolation in her gilded cage. The third member of this triangle of greed and obsession is Nicky Santoro, Ace's best friend and fellow graduate of the city streets. Together, they run the perfect operation, with Ace in charge and Nicky providing the muscle. But as Nicky expands his interests and each man gains power, their lives become entangled in a story of hot tempers, obstinacy, money, love and deception.
4.
Casino (1995) as Screenwriter
Sam "Ace" Rothstein, the consummate bookie who can change the odds merely by placing a bet, has risen through the ranks of the Midwestern mob to be picked by the bosses to front their entree into Vegas. Ace lives and breathes the odds. He eventually doubles the mob's take and changes the rules of how the casinos are run. But he can't control the odds when it comes to Ginger McKenna, the chip-hustling vamp who charms Ace and becomes his wife. His infatuation with Ginger turns to obsession as she rises with him to the upper crust of society, then turns to the bottle and pills for consolation in her gilded cage. The third member of this triangle of greed and obsession is Nicky Santoro, Ace's best friend and fellow graduate of the city streets. Together, they run the perfect operation, with Ace in charge and Nicky providing the muscle. But as Nicky expands his interests and each man gains power, their lives become entangled in a story of hot tempers, obstinacy, money, love and deception.
5.
Goodfellas (1990) as Book As Source Material ("Wiseguy")
A young man works his way up through the New York City mobs.
6.
Goodfellas (1990) as Screenwriter
A young man works his way up through the New York City mobs.

Producer (feature film)

7.
American Gangster (2007) as Executive Producer
Nobody used to notice Frank Lucas, the quiet driver to one of the inner city's leading black crime bosses. But when his boss suddenly dies, Frank exploits the opening in the power structure to build his own empire and create his own version of the American Dream. Through ingenuity and a strict business ethic, he comes to rule the inner-city drug trade, flooding the streets with a purer product at a better price. Lucas outplays all of the leading crime syndicates and becomes not only one of the city's mainline corrupters, but part of its circle of legit civic superstars. Richie Roberts is an outcast cop close enough to the streets to feel a shift of control in the drug underworld. Roberts believes someone is climbing the rungs above the known Mafia families and starts to suspect that a black power player has come from nowhere to dominate the scene. Both Lucas and Roberts share a rigorous ethical code that sets them apart from their own colleagues, making them lone figures on opposite sides of the law. The destinies of these two men will become intertwined as they approach a confrontation where only one of them can come out on top.
8.
Vendetta (1999) as Executive Producer
A story of corruption and mob violence in turn-of-the-century New Orleans. A new wave of Italian immigrants from Sicily find themselves exploited by a group of men who seek control of the docks. Immediately following the assassination of the New Orleans police chief, hundreds of Sicilian men are rou
9.
Father Hood (1993) as Producer
A wayward father takes his children on a trip to teach what real family values are all about.

Cast (special)

10.
Las Vegas (1996) as Interviewee
Two-part documentary exploring the history and future of Las Vegas, Nevada. Part 1, entitled "Gamble on the Desert," chronicles the early history of Las Vegas. Part 2, "House of Cards," picks up in the late 1950's and traces the decline and subsequent rebirth of the downtown area.
11.
Martin Scorsese Directs (1990)
A documentary about director Martin Scorsese. This portrait captures the director at work on his film, "Good Fellas," and features interviews with directors, actors, and associates.

Writer (special)

12.
Loyalty and Betrayal: The Story of the American Mob (1994) as Writer
A documentary special about organized crime in America, through interviews with mob figures, home movies, photographs, newsreels and government surveillance tapes.

Producer (special)

13.
Loyalty and Betrayal: The Story of the American Mob (1994) as Executive Producer
A documentary special about organized crime in America, through interviews with mob figures, home movies, photographs, newsreels and government surveillance tapes.

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