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Indi Mob Flick Blackstone; Chicago, Mafia CIA, Kennedy Assassination

 

Chicago film maker Vito Brancato has created a nice little story of historical fiction with Blackstone. This 2004 film centers on a fictitious assassination of JFK by the Chicago mob ant the behest of the CIA. Anybody that’s ever looked into the Kennedy murder know how parts of this story fit in with the generally accepted theory behind the events of 11/22/63. That is president Kennedy was killed by mafia assassins w/ the support of the CIA.

The actual assassination plot in Blackstone takes the motivations of the JFK hit and adds the RFK murder plot. So we get a idealistic Cuban waiter who is lured into this CIA/Outfit scheme to kill the president. While not a classic this movie still very good, well written, solid acting (for the most part) and some cool jazz music. There have been a lot of east coast gangster films but not a lot of stories based on the Chicago mob. Other than the Capone era so this is a welcome addition. I give it three out of four stars.

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  1. March 5, 2011 at 3:52 am

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