THE WANNABE

By Nick SANDOW

ELECTRIC ENTERTAINMENT - as SALES All rights, World / FIN

Drama - Completed 2015

Set in New York City during the early 1990s, THE WANNABE follows a man obsessed with mob culture who attempts to fix the trial of John Gotti. But as the plot begins to unravel and he is rejected by the ones he idolizes most, he sets off on a ride worthy of mob lore.

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& Awards

Tribeca FF 2015
Official Selection - Feature Narrative
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama, Crime
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Nick SANDOW
    • Writer(s)
    • Nick SANDOW
    • Producer(s)
    • Martin SCORSESE, Dean DEVLIN, Vincent PIAZZA, Lizzie NASTRO, Michael GASPARRO
    • Synopsis
    • INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS.
      It's 1990 New York City. Mafia King John Gotti is on trial for the third time: the most recent stand off in the war for control of NYC. Though the Mafia's influence is quickly deteriorating, "Don" John Gotti gives heart to Brooklyn's working class and wannabe wise guys like our mythic hero.
      Thomas Greco is one such wannabe, a neighborhood outcast with a romanticized worship of The Mob lifestyle, reciting passages from his favorite gangster films and staking out the haunts of Brooklyn's most infamous mobsters. Thomas' overblown mob aspirations put him out of touch with the reality of his gritty surroundings and the result is a plan to fix Gotti's trial and gain respect from the ones he idolizes.
      Rose is a neighborhood fixture who thirsts for something more. An outsider of her own, she leaps at Thomas' youthful vigor and helps with his scheme.
      But when the plot is foiled and the ones he idolizes most reject him, Thomas becomes determined to prove he's worthy of being a mobster. Together the duo becomes a modern day Bonnie and Clyde and sets off on a ride worthy of mob lore.
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