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Vendetta
Directed by Nicholas Meyer
Produced by Gary Lucchesi
Sue Jett
Tony Mark
Written by Richard Gambino (book)
Timothy Prager (teleplay)
Starring Christopher Walken
Luke Askew
Clancy Brown
Alessandro Colla
Andrew Connolly
Bruce Davison
Music by John Altman
Cinematography David Franco
Editing by Ronald Roose
Distributed by Home Box Office
Release date(s) July 3, 1999
Running time 117 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Vendetta is an HBO original movie based on actual events that took place in New Orleans on March 14, 1891. Eighteen Italian-Americans were falsely accused of the murder of the police chief. After their acquittal, 11 of them were shot or hung in one of the largest mass lynchings in American history.

The teleplay by Timothy Prager is based on Richard Gambino's book, Vendetta: The True Story of the Largest Lynching in U.S. History (ISBN 1550711032).

Cast

  • Christopher Walken as James Houston
  • Luke Askew as William Parkerson
  • Clancy Brown as Chief Hennessy
  • Alessandro Colla as Gaspare Marchesi
  • Andrew Connolly as Sheriff Bill Villere
  • Bruce Davison as Thomas Semmes
  • Joaquim de Almeida as Joseph Macheca
  • Andrea Di Stefano as Vincent Provenzano
  • Edward Herrmann as D.A. Luzenberg
  • Richard Libertini as Giovanni Provenzano
  • George N. Martin as Judge Joshua G. Baker
  • Pierrino Mascarino as Antonio Marchesi
  • Daragh O'Malley as Dominic O'Malley
  • Kenneth Welsh as Mayor Joseph Shakspeare
  • Gerry Mendicino as Charles Mantranga
  • Frank Crudele as Angelo Bagnetto
  • Vincent Marino as Pietro Monasterio
  • Louis Di Bianco as Emmanuel Polizzi
  • Peter Didiano as Bastian Incompara
  • Giuseppe Tancredi as Umberto Scaffidi
  • Megan McChesney as Megan O'Brien
  • Stuart Stone as Tony Provenzano
  • Nigel Shawn Williams as Samuel Foster
  • Anna Mancini as Francesca Marchesi
  • Tony Mark as Mayor's Assistant
  • Conrad Dunn as Pasquale Corte
  • Ian Downie as Priest
  • Ron White as Robert Collins
  • Jack Newman as Jacob Seligman
  • Jack Jessop as William Yochum
  • Wayne Robson as Frank Peeter
  • Delores Etienne as Emma Thomas
  • Joel Gordon as William
  • Victor Ertmanis as John Duare
  • Richard Blackburn as Warden Davis
  • Holly Dennison as Miss O'Brian
  • Herbert Johnson as Houston's Servant
  • John Healy as Construction Foreman
  • James Bearden as Governor Francis T. Nicholls

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