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John Travolta (Academy Award Nominee) stars as the legendary mobster John Gotti who was head of the largest and most powerful crime organization in North America, the Gambino Family. His flamboyant style, charm and ruthless personae made him the most famous mobster in the 20th Century. The story, told through the eyes of his eldest son John Gotti, Jr. delves into the past and explores Gotti’s epic rise and fall in the mob. He earned the name “Teflon Don” by the media whom he did not shy away from, due to the FBI’s numerous unsuccessful attempts to convict Gotti. At the end, he was sentenced to life in prison, and a young 24 year old Gotti Jr. becomes the acting Boss of the Family. Gotti Jr. is also investigated and arrested in his own connections to crime by the FBI. Gotti Jr. ultimately rejects the legacy he was born into, and walks away a “civilian”.
the official version from highlandfilmgroup.com on September 10, 2016
John Gotti Jr. makes his last visit to his father, who was the head of the Gambino crime family in New York City and is now in prison, to say he is ending his life of crime and getting out of the family business.
a modified formulation from hollywoodreporter.com on May 11, 2013
The story will focus on the complex relationship between John Gotti Jr. and his father -- the flamboyant head of the Gambino crime family in New York, who spent the last decade of his life in prison before dying of cancer in 2002.
from variety.com on September 22, 2010