Vendetta (1999 film)

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Written byRichard Gambino (book)
Timothy Prager (teleplay)
Directed byNicholas Meyer
StarringChristopher Walken
Luke Askew
Clancy Brown
Alessandro Colla
Andrew Connolly
Bruce Davison
Music byJohn Altman
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Gary Lucchesi
Sue Jett
Tony Mark
CinematographyDavid Franco
Editor(s)Ronald Roose
Running time117 minutes
Production company(s)HBO
DistributorHome Box Office
Original releaseJuly 3, 1999 (1999-07-03)

Vendetta is a 1999 HBO original movie directed by Nicholas Meyer and starring Christopher Walken, Luke Askew, Clancy Brown, Alessandro Colla, Andrew Connolly, and Bruce Davison. Based on actual events, it depicts the assassination of David Hennessy and the consequent March 14, 1891 lynchings of eleven innocent Italian Americans in New Orleans.[1]


Nineteen Italian-Americans were accused of the murder of the police chief. After their acquittal, eleven of them were shot or hanged in one of the largest mass lynchings in American history.




The teleplay by Timothy Prager is based on Richard Gambino's book, Vendetta: The True Story of the Largest Lynching in U.S. History (ISBN 1550711032).


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