Top 4 Donnie Brasco Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Donnie Brasco facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Donnie Brasco film message.

When Lefty comes out of the airport hanger holding a lion on a chain-leash, Donnie gets behind cover using the car door. This is a common police maneuver when a suspect comes out of cover while armed. Basically, Joe let his cop show a bit when he got scared.

The waitress at the beginning of the movie (Gretchen Mol) is later seen accompanying Sonny Black in Florida.
The waitress at the beginning of the movie (Gretchen Mol) is later seen accompanying Sonny Black in Florida.

Donnie Brasco Hidden Details

1 - It is mentioned that if Lefty dies it's as good as Donnie pulling the trigger himself. When it's implied that Lefty gets shot (by other gang members) the scene cuts to Donnie shooting in a firing range. This symbolizes how Donnie was the reason Lefty got killed.
It is mentioned that if Lefty dies it's as good as Donnie pulling the trigger himself. When it's implied that Lefty gets shot (by other gang members) the scene cuts to Donnie shooting in a firing range. This symbolizes how Donnie was the reason Lefty got killed.
Donnie Brasco poster
Donnie Brasco poster

Donnie Brasco Plot

An FBI undercover agent infiltrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life, at the expense of his regular one.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Donnie Brasco. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Biography, Crime, Drama
Director Mike Newell
Stars Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby
IMDB score 7.7