The Bononnos were one of the Five Families organized after the Castellammarese War. Headed by Joe Bonanno. Joe later lost his capo regime status to Gaspar DiGregorio this caused the “Banana Split,” aka the Bonanno War. In 1964 Joseph Bonanno mysteriously disappears from the streets of NYC. Joseph’s son Salvatore takes leadership of the family business. Following a family feud, the family split into two factions. A bloody war breaks out, and Salvatore and his family faces treats from former friends and allies in the struggle for power.
Director: Paul Wendkos.
Stars: Joseph Bologna, Brenda Vaccaro, Raf Vallone, Richard S. Castellano, Joe De Santis, Gilbert Green, Marc Lawrence, Louis Zorich, Felice Orlandi, James Sloyan, Roger De Koven, Robert Burr, Carmine Caridi, Leonardo Cimino, Antonia Rey, Brendan O’Brien, Vic Tayback.
Many thanks to John W. for sending me a copy of this movie.