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|Directed by||Michael Karbelnikoff|
|Produced by||Jim Ballantine
F. Murray Abraham
Lara Flynn Boyle
|Music by||Michael Small|
|Editing by||Joe D'Augustine|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Release date(s)||July 26, 1991|
|Running time||104 min.|
|Gross revenue||$20,246,790 (domestic)|
Mobsters is a 1991 crime-drama film detailing the creation of the National Crime Syndicate/The Commission. Set in New York City, taking place from 1917 to 1931. It is a semi-fictitious account of the rise of Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Frank Costello, and Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel.
The film focuses primarily on Luciano and Lansky as they rise from petty criminals and bootleggers to push aside the old guard of the Mafia and eventually establish The Commission, which set up the New York Mafia into five separate families. Bugsy Siegel (Richard Grieco) and Frank Costello (Costas Mandylor) control the physical elements of the operation, while Lucky Luciano (Christian Slater) and Meyer Lansky (Patrick Dempsey) bring up the business end.