Witness to the Mob

1998 television film directed by Thaddeus O'Sullivan

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Witness to the Mob
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Written byStanley Weiser
Directed byThaddeus O'Sullivan
StarringNicholas Turturro
Tom Sizemore
Michael Imperioli
Vincent Pastore
Theme music composerStephen Endelman
Sonny Kompanek
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
ProducersCaroline Baron (producer)
Robert De Niro (executive producer)
Brad Epstein (executive producer)
Pamela Reis (associate producer)
Jane Rosenthal (executive producer)
Amy Sayres (associate producer)
CinematographyFrank Prinzi
EditorDavid Ray
Running time240 min.
Production companiesNBC Studios
Tribeca Productions
Original networkNBC
Original releaseMay 10 (1998-05-10) –
May 11, 1998 (1998-05-11)
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Witness to the Mob is a made-for-TV film which premiered on Sunday, May 10, and concluded on Monday, May 11, 1998.


Based on a true story, the film follows the rise of Sammy Gravano in ranks in the Gambino crime family, one of the "Five Families" of the New York Cosa Nostra that dominates organized crime activities in New York City, his turning to government witness in the legal trials of John Gotti and his life in federal Witness Protection Program.



The film was based on court records, FBI transcripts and news reports (rather than on the 1997 book Underboss written by Peter Maas).[1]

Vincent Pastore, Tony Sirico, and Frank Vincent had all previously appeared in Gotti (1996 film), which covered the same events, each playing a different character than he played in this film.


  1. ^ "Picks and Pans Review: Witness to the Mob". people.com. May 11, 1998.

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