Witness to the Mob
Witness to the Mob is a made for TV film which premiered on May 10, 1998.


Film follows the rise of Sammy Gravano in ranks of NY Cosa Nostra
American Mafia
The American Mafia , is an Italian-American criminal society. Much like the Sicilian Mafia, the American Mafia has no formal name and is a secret criminal society. Its members usually refer to it as Cosa Nostra or by its English translation "our thing"...

, his turning to government witness in legal trials of John Gotti
John Gotti
John Joseph Gotti, Jr was an American mobster who became the Boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City. Gotti grew up in poverty. He and his brothers turned to a life of crime at an early age...

 and his life in Witness protection program.
The film is based on the book about Gravano titled Underboss
Underboss is a position within the leadership structure of Sicilian and American Mafia crime families. The underboss is second in command to the boss...

written by Peter Maas
Peter Maas
Peter Maas was an American journalist and author. He was born in New York City and attended Duke University. Maas had Dutch and Irish heritage....

. Main source of information was Gravano himself.


  • Nicholas Turturro
    Nicholas Turturro
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     - Sammy Gravano
    Sammy Gravano
    Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano is a former underboss of the Gambino crime family. He is known as the man who helped bring down John Gotti, the family's boss, by agreeing to become a Federal Bureau of Investigation informant and turn state's evidence.Originally a mobster for the Colombo crime...

  • Tom Sizemore
    Tom Sizemore
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     - John Gotti
    John Gotti
    John Joseph Gotti, Jr was an American mobster who became the Boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City. Gotti grew up in poverty. He and his brothers turned to a life of crime at an early age...

  • Debi Mazar
    Debi Mazar
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     - Deborah Gravano
  • Abe Vigoda
    Abe Vigoda
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     - Paul Castellano
    Paul Castellano
    Constantino Paul "Big Paul" Castellano , also known as "The Howard Hughes of the Mob" and "Big Paulie" , was an American Mafia boss in New York City. He succeeded Carlo Gambino as head of the Gambino crime family, at the time, the nation's largest Mafia family...

  • Philip Baker Hall
    Philip Baker Hall
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     - Salvatore "Toddo"Aurello
  • Frank Vincent
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     - Frank DeCicco
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  • Lenny Venito
    Lenny Venito
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     - Sal DiMaggio
  • Johnny Williams - Angelo Ruggiero
    Angelo Ruggiero
    Angelo Salvatore Ruggiero Sr. pronounced was a caporegime of the Gambino crime family and close friend of John Gotti.-Mob family roots:...

  • Frankie Valli
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     - Frank Locascio
    Frank Locascio
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  • Michael Imperioli
    Michael Imperioli
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     - Louie Milito
  • Vincent Pastore
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     - Michael DeBatt
    Michael DeBatt
    Michael "Mickey" DeBatt was a reputed Gambino crime family mob associate who was involved in the gangland slaying of drug trafficker Frank Fiala.-Biography:...

  • Peter McRobbie
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     - George Pape/Gerard Pappa
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  • Nicholas Kepros - Vincent "The Chin"/Vincent Gigante
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  • Michael Ryan Segal - Nicky Cowboy/Nicholas Mormando
    Nicholas Mormando
    Nicholas Mormando, also known as "Nicky Cowboy" was a Gambino crime family mob associate who was involved in the murder of Frank Fiala and member of Sammy Gravano's Bensonhurst, Brooklyn crew.-Biography:Nicholas Mormando was the son of Italian-American emigrants from Morimondo in Milan, Italy...

  • Tony Sirico
    Tony Sirico
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     - Tommy Gambino/Thomas Gambino
    Thomas Gambino
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  • Richard Bright
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     - Joseph Paruta
    Joseph Paruta
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  • Richard E.Council - Louie DiBono/Louis DiBono
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  • Tony Kruk - Di Bernardo/Robert DiBernardo
    Robert DiBernardo
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  • Stephen Payne - Bosko Radonjich
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