Gangster Squad is an old school crime film starring Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, and Josh Brolin. It’s the story of LAPD Detectives who are attempting to keep LA free of gangsters during the 1940s and ’50s.
Sean Penn a Leo, stars as ruthless Mickey Cohen a member of the notorious Jewish Mafia. During Prohibition, Brooklyn born Cohen moved to Chicago and became involved in organized crime working as an enforcer for the Chicago Outfit.
Cohen runs the show in Chi Town, raking in the dough by selling drugs, guns, hookers and of course running a gambling outfit. And he does it all with the protection of his boys, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. A secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O’Mara (Josh Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling), come together to bring Cohen crashing down.
Gangster Squad is a classic crime drama that reveals the seedy underworld of the mafia. A bit of movie trivia about Cohen. After he left Chicago and moved to Hollywood, he briefly hired bodyguard Johnny Stompanato. The same guy who was killed by Lana Turner’s teen daughter who witnessed him abusing her mother. Stompanato was a major playboy in Hollywood, who had a way with the ladies. Singer Frank Sinatra once visited Cohen at his home and begged him to tell Stompanato to stop dating Sinatra’s friend and ex-wife, actress Ava Gardner. Aww Frank such a Scorpio, jealous and protective.
Gangster Squad hits movie theaters on January 11, 2013. Astrochicks love loves loves Sean Penn, can’t wait. Also, Gangster Squad should be out on DVD in May 2013, if you would rather wait to buy the DVD. Want to get rid of any old DVDs? Visit Music Magpie today to exchange them for money.