Wednesday, October 13, 2004

A Different Sort of Bootleg

The digging up of a mob burial ground in Ozone Park, Queens, has finally gotten underway and already the feds have made some grim discoveries. According to the New York Post, "a set of keys, a small gold cross on a thin chain belonging to Philip 'Philly Lucky' Giaccone, and a credit card with Dominick 'Big Trin' Trinchera's name on it, as well as a pricey Piaget watch" were found among the trinkets, in addition to actual human remains.

As mentioned in an earlier post, the murders of both Giaccone and Trinchera were brutally depicted in Donnie Brasco. But as disturbing as that scene was (and the later "disposal" of the bodies), both author Joe Pistone and director Mike Newell do deserve some credit for its grisly portrayal: Just as in the movie, "a boot with tissue attached" was actually found in the excavation. For those who have seen this movie, you know what I am talking about.

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