Crazy Joe : Peter Boyle

Peter Boyle

Its quite sad that Peter Boyle has passed away and this gem of his is so hard to find on DVD. It needs a proper release, a pity the studios can't get their act together as a Boyle commentary would have been terrific for this film.

Re: Peter Boyle

Agreed!!! It ticks me off that some of these great movies from the 60's & 70's have not been released on DVD. Example: It took them waaay too long to finally release "Cisco Pike" and "Save The Tiger" on DVD... both amazing films.
Hey.. they released "Joe" on DVD.. why not "Crazy Joe"? Boyle was brilliant in both!

"Ignore these four words" (George Carlin)

Re: Peter Boyle

I doubt that Peter would have done a commentary on this film.

Re: Peter Boyle


I was surprised that he pulled it off. I still remember him as Young Frankenstein.















If you love and support Michael Jackson 100%, copy & paste this into your signature. We love MJ!

Re: Peter Boyle

Boyle doesn't really look much like the real Joe Gallo. Haven't seen the flick so can't opine on his performance. Gallo wasn't bald. Some of the later pictures of Gallo show his hair thinning. His prison pictures shows He had blond, somewhat curly hair. He had a mole on the left side of his face. He looked more like Vic Morrow or Eli Wallach from the 1950's. He liked to wear dark sunglasses and fedora hats. His favorite movie was Kiss of Death and he could mimic Tommy Udo's voice and recite long passages of dialogue from the movie. He became a somewhat celebrity hanging out with writers, actors, and other entertainers near the end of his brutal life. He was dinning with Jerry Orbach and his wife the night he was shot down.


Joe Gallo Picture
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Xv_2TpjzqUU/US8AqFS_aAI/AAAAAAABQhM/q-L16mEUP8c/s1600/2013-02-28_140048.jpg

Vkc Morrow Picture

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-grFp0k1QdsU/T4-6Q3rkAZI/AAAAAAAADYk/vLF6NTAAIc0/s1600/Vic+Morrow.jpg

Re: Peter Boyle

Boyle was excellent in this film.

You've seen Guy Standeven in something since the man was in everything.

Re: Peter Boyle

A TRUELY FORGOTTEN GEM..MY VHS COPY STANDS TALL ON MY SHELF.☠

“I do this real moron thing, and it's called thinking. And apparently I'm not a very good American because I like to form my own opinions.”

Re: Peter Boyle

Yeah, this film deserves to be a lot better known that it is. Moreover, the character of Joe Gallo and Gallo being shot down in front of a restaurant are featured in The Irishman.

You've seen Guy Standeven in something since the man was in everything.
Top