It became a movie that none other than someone who was Mafia Royalty (and chose to leave the Life, and managed to live), considers to be one of the 2 greatest and most realistic movies on La Cosa Nostra.
The man whose dream it was to produce this was new to the industry, having worked in a cubical at the Rand Corporation, faced unbelievable opposition to the making of this movie. Besides convincing the head of Paramount that he could produce a movie, the opposition he faced involved death threats.
Even the head of Paramount Studios found something in his bed even more terrifying than the movie’s portrayal.
You learn that you can have a good script, but without the right casting the movie can still flop. Without the right screenwriter, the movie will flop.
This miniseries, produced by the producer of The Godfather, Albert S. Ruddy, delves into the painful process and politics they had to overcome in the making of a movie that is considered in anyone’s short list as “one of the best”.
I look at the cast, and can’t imagine anyone else in any given part.
I’d love to tell you more, but don’t wish to be a spoiler.
The story of the making of this magnificent movie is as dramatic as the movie, and Albert S. Ruddy is finally telling the story after 40 years.
The Offer is streaming on Paramount +.