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Dillinger and Capone Dillinger and Capone is far-fetched fiction; it starts out with the premise that John Dillinger did not really die outside the Biograph...Dillinger and CaponeMystery and ThrillerPT95MR Dillinger and Capone is far-fetched fiction; it starts out with the premise that John Dillinger did not really die outside the Biograph...1995-08-18
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Dillinger and Capone

Genre: Mystery and Thriller; Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Martin Sheen; Director: Jon Purdy; Runtime (in minutes): 95; MPAA Rating: R

Dillinger and Capone is far-fetched fiction; it starts out with the premise that John Dillinger did not really die outside the Biograph Theatre. (His brother did.) It further revises history by inventing a meeting in which Al Capone (F. Murray Abraham) strong-arms the retired Dillinger (Martin Sheen) into helping him retrieve a fortune sealed inside the wall of a mobster-filled hotel. The film gets so caught up with this heist that it comes off more as a caper film than as the gangster movie you’d expect from the title. It’s all dressed up in pin-striped suits, with no place to go. C-

Originally posted August 18 1995 — 12:00 AM EDT

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