Donnie Brasco

Donnie Brasco (1997)

Ending / spoiler

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The bad guys find out that Donnie/Joe (Johnny Depp) is a snitch. It's implied that Lefty (Al Pacino) gets killed. Joe gets $500 and a medal for his hard work. The last scene is Joe with a concerned look on his face and his wife Maggie (Anne Heche) says "It's over. Let's go home." Info from onscreen text before the end credits: thanks to Joe's undercover work, many indictments and convictions were made. There's a $500,000 contract on his head. He and his family live in a secret location and they use a different name.

Continuity mistake: When Depp and Pacino are in the bow of the yacht Depp got from the FBI, Depp puts his glass on the rail of the boat and it is in shot. In one shot of Depp the glass is gone and the next time you see Depp its back.

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Sonny Black: You know what we do when we find that rat, right, Lefty?
Lefty: 'Could be I found him already.

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Trivia: Joe Pistone maintained his cover so convincingly in real life, the Bonanno Family seriously considered "making" him before it was revealed he was an FBI agent.

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Question: Did the real Lefty actually have "cancer of the prick", as was claimed in the movie?

Answer: Benjamin "Lefty" Ruggiero suffered from testicular cancer, as well as lung cancer.

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