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Actors: Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, John Turturro, Marcia Gay Harden, Jon Polito Director: Ethan Coen Rating: Features: Special Edition, Closed-captioned, Color, DVD, NTSC Number of Discs: 1 Running Time: 115 minutes Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Release Date: May 20, 2003 Theatrical Release Date: 1990-10 Studio: 20th Century Fox
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Leo is the benevolent Irish gangster and political boss who rules an Easter city with the help of Tom, his trusted lieutenant and counselor. But their control of the town is challenged by an over-reaching Italian underboss and his ruthless henchman. Just as this threat erupts, Leo and Tom have a falling out over the same woman. Tom, caught in the jaws of a gangland violent outcome.
Arguably the best film by Joel and Ethan Coen, the 1990 Miller's Crossing stars Gabriel Byrne as Tom, a loyal lieutenant of a crime boss named Leo Albert Finney who is in a Prohibition-era turf war with his major rival, Johnny Caspar Jon Polito. A man of principle, Tom nevertheless is romantically involved with Leo's lover Marcia Gay Harden, whose screwy brother John Turturro escapes a hit ordered by Caspar only to become Tom's problem. Making matters worse, Tom has outstanding gambling debts he can't pay, which keeps him in regular touch with a punishing enforcer. With all the energy the Coens put into their films, and all their focused appreciation of genre conventions and rules, and all their efforts to turn their movies into ironic appreciations of archetypes in American fiction, they never got their formula so right as with Miller's Crossing. With its Hammett-like dialogue and Byzantine plot and moral chaos mitigated by one hero's personal code, the film so transcends its self-scrutiny as a retro-crime thriller that it is a deserved classic in its own right. --Tom Keogh