Movies based on true stories are appealing. Viewers know better than believing every exchange between the characters, but sometimes the dialogues and facial expressions feel so natural that it becomes difficult to separate facts from fiction.
Filmmakers often have to guess what specific encounters might look like in real-life and take liberties with events with no verifiable records.
One character may represent a blend of multiple figures, and the timeline is likely abridged.
When the films are based on disputable incidents, the way everything is depicted could trigger a much more intense dispute over the historical account, which happens in many mob movies.
Take, for example, the death of Frank Gotti in March 1980. Frank was killed in a car accident near his house in Howard Beach, New York.
The person behind the wheel in the car was Favara. Just a few months after the incident, Favara disappeared and never returned.
Frank was the son of Gambino crime family boss John Gotti, speculating that the father ordered one of his men to get rid of Favara.
10 /10 Frank Made The Team
On March 18, 1980, Frank finally heard the news that he had made the football team. The next day would be his first football practice.
Like any other 12-year-old boy, he couldn’t wait to tell everyone about it. He couldn’t eat or sleep; the only thing in his mind was that tomorrow couldn’t come quickly enough.
After school that day, he went to play with neighbor friends and delivered the good news. Overall, it was pretty much a typical day for an ordinary boy. Frank Gotti didn’t realize he was everything but usual.
9 /10 Home For Dinner
His sister, Victoria, saw the boys on their bicycles. She told Frank that dinner would be ready at five, and mother would be pissed if he weren’t home earlier.
As Frank continued playing with his friends, everything seemed fine. Mother was still in the kitchen, preparing dinner and feeding the 4-year-old Peter.
Meanwhile, Victoria rushed back to the kitchen to do the usual chores. Nothing is out of the ordinary. Until this point, the day was uneventful for the Gotti family.