‘Rob the Mob’ showing at Taylor Little Theatre

Taylor Little Theatre will continue its Sunday afternoon movie series this week with the showing of the film “Rob the Mob.” title=Taylor Little Theatre will continue its Sunday afternoon movie series this week with the showing of the film “Rob the Mob”, foll: miac photo

This past weekend, the Mercyhurst students and Erie community enjoyed a showing of the iconic film “A Streetcar Named Desire” at the Taylor Little Theatre.

This weekend, however, the theater will be playing a much different film, in a setting slightly more modern.

The movie being played is called “Rob the Mob’, and is set in New York City in 1991 and is based on true events.

The two main characters of the movie are Tommy and Rosie, a couple of small-town crooks who are head-over-heels crazy for each other.

Together, they team up to con and steal, and eventually end up getting caught by the police while robbing a florist’s shop on Valentine’s Day.

The offense lands them each with a prison record, and scares Rosie enough to want to put an end to their criminal behavior.

In an effort to stay on the straight and narrow path, Rosie finds a job at a debt-collection agency.

She persuades Tommy to go with her and work for the company, but he soon finds something more interesting than his job.

Soon, Tommy is skipping shifts and not going in to work, instead spending his time attending the landmark trial of Mafia hit man Sammy “The Bull” Gravano.

Gravano’s case is a serious one, and his graphic testimonials could finally bring down the Gambino-family boss, John Gotti.

When Tommy hears from Sammy about a Mafia-owned social club, he gets the idea to rob the place.

Thus begins a series of stickups of mob hangouts around the city, with Tommy shooting the gun and Rosie driving the getaway car, causing enough hubbub to catch the attention of the FBI.

But, during one of their heists, Tommy and Rosie stumble upon a Mafia secret that is so closely guarded that many of the higher-up mobsters did not even know of its existence.

For the FBI, it is the key to dismantling New York’s mobs once and for all.

The film stars actors Michael Pitt and Nina Arianda as Tommy and Rosie, as well as Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia and Golden Globe nominee Ray Romano.

Directed by Oscar nominee Raymond De Felitta and produced by William Teitler, the film is based on the true story of Thomas and Rosemarie Uva.

The film will be shown at the Taylor Little Theater on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $1 with a Mercyhurst student I.D., so come out and enjoy the presentation of “Rob the Mob”, a film so good, it should be criminal.