Mobsters is a 1991 crime film starring Christian Slater, Patrick Dempsey, Richard Grieco and Costas Mandylor as the younger versions of crime bosses Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel and Frank Costello.
- Alliterative Name: Mara Motes.
- Did Not Get the Girl: What was supposed to be a hit for Lucky, it was Mara that get's wacked in bed while Lucky makes coffee.
- The Dragon: Rocco for Don Farranzano and Catania for Don Masseria.
- Five-Man Band:
- The Hero: Lucky Luciano is the charismatic leader of the gang.
- The Lancer: Meyer Lansky is Lucky's adviser and planner.
- The Big Guy: Bugsy Siegel is shown as firey and "hands-on".
- The Smart Guy: Frank Costello is reserved and typically the most "background" of the four.
- The Chick: Mara is a sort of conscience for Lucky.
- The Mafia: Naturally—with an "all-star" collection: Lucky Luciano, Frank Costello, Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel, and even Al Capone as a quick One-Scene Wonder.
- Mob War: Manipulated by Lucky and Company to wipe out the old order and set up a new one.
- Very Loosely Based on a True Story: Lucky and his friends' rise to power in the Mafia (and their setting up of the "Commission" structure we all know and love) is portrayed sort-of more-or-less as it happened...with added romance and revenge elements.
- Precision F-Strike: Bugsy gets in a good one to members of a rival mob:Try this again and I will kill your mothers, fuck your sisters, and turn your brothers into eunuchs!
- "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: Not "now" so much as "what happened after"—what each of the four wiseguys are known for in Mafia history (such as Bugsy's reputation for "building" Las Vegas).