When the film Casino was made they did not actually know who killed Tony Spilotro and his brother Michael Spilotro. They also did not know how they got killed so the baseball bats were used in the movie. Later on in The Family Secrets Trail it was reviled it was one of Tony Montana's other good friends Frank Calabrese that helped carry out the murders. Frank Calabrese said he tackled Michael Spilotro and held his legs while another mobster strangled him with a rope. He said he heard Tony Spilotro ask his executioners, “Can I say a prayer?” There was no reply.
The beatings and murders took place in basement and they were taken to the cornfields and berried after.
Not to be confused with Al Pacino’s character in the movie “Scarface,” the existing Tony Montana is not Cuban, he’s Italian. You see, a lot of confusion about the real organized crime member began some time ago. As it turns out, the original Scarface, created in 1932, was a depiction of Al Capone because he had a scar on his face. It was a film about moonshining during the prohibition era, but the 1983 remake of the film switched the product from alcohol to cocaine. “Al Pacino was not supposed to be Al Capone because he was Cuban,” confirms Tony. “It’s a misleading thing. My name was taken because they liked my name and because I knew all of the players in the movie.” Furthermore, the authentic Tony Montana wants to make it clear that he nor the Chicago Outfit were ever involved in any drug trafficking.
“I am the real Tony Montana, I’m not a generic one. It’s an Italian name, not a Cuban name. Cuban names are Montaña, not Montana,” he declares.
Tony certainly rose to the top. Before the law took him down, he owned between 30 and 40 night clubs, restaurants and clothing stores in Chicago, IL, Atlanta, GA and Las Vegas, NV. He made sure not to intertwine his home life with his work. When Tony was married, his wife only knew that he owned a night club and nothing more. It was a private world. In fact, Tony says Outfit members never entered his home.
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Tony Montana from Chicago Outfit (Chicago Mob) worked along side of Tony "The Ant" Spilotro. Tony Montana watched over Tony Spilotros investments and money laundering locations. Tony Montana was also Tony Spilotro's driver up until Tony Montana was arrested for conspiracy. Shortly after Tony Spilotro and his brother Michael Spilotro went missing and then there bodies were found in the cornfield. Tony Montana also worked on the documentaries Sinatra Dark Star , The Downfall Of Toyko Joe and many others . Tony Montana was a expert on the Chicago outfit and organized crime he also worked with Tony Accardo,
Sam Giancana, Fat Leonard Caifano, Jimmy Allegretti, Joe DiVarco, Joe the Jap ,Eto, Milwaukee Phil, FiFi Buccieri , Tony Spilotro.
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of the most famous and most feared Chicago Outfit and mafia members of all time!
Tony Montana lived his life on the down low and and stayed loyal to his business associates and friends allowing him to live along good life before he passed away at age 85 years old of health problems on 4/18/2019 in Las Vegas , Nevada.