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Salvatore “Sam” Giancana (né Giangana; June 15, 1908 – June 19, 1975), was a Sicilian American mobster, notable as being boss of the criminal Chicago Outfit from 1957–1966. His nicknames were “Mooney”, “Momo”, “Sam the Cigar”, and “Sammy”.
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Giancana played a major role for the J. X. Williams movie Peep Show (1965) and has a personal performance credit for this on the IMDb movie database. The HBO made-for-TV movie Sugartime (1995) depicts Giancana's relationship with singer Phyllis McGuire of the McGuire Sisters, with Giancana being played by John Turturro. Peter Friedman played Giancana for the movie Power and Beauty (2002). Robert Miranda played Giancana in the television movie, The Rat Pack (1998). Carmine Caridi played Giancana for the movie Ruby (1992). News footage of Giancana is featured in the movie JFK (1991). Giancana is portrayed with the name “Joseph Palmi” in the movie, The Good Shepherd (2006), featuring Matt Damon. Palmi may be a mix of the several other mobsters (Santo Trafficante, Jr., Carlos Marcello, etc.) involved with the operation. Matt Damon's character, Edward Wilson, is depicted in proposing Palmi (Joe Pesci) to assist in the assassination of Fidel Castro. Pesci also played Nicky Santoro in Casino, who was based on Tony Spilotro.
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