The Last Don

The Last Don

"The Last Don" is a novel by Mario Puzo, best known as the author of "The Godfather".

The story alternates between the movie industry and the Las Vegas casinos, showing how the Mafia is linked to them both.


The last plan of Don Domenico Clericuzio, an aging mafia boss, is to eventually make his family enter the legitimate world and melt in the American society.Twenty-five years later, his grandson Dante and his grandnephew Cross (Croccifixio) make their way through life, and the eighty-year-old Don is half-retired.Cross, who holds a majority share in a Las Vegas casino, is supposed to become the strong arm of the family.However, when he refuses to take part in the murder of an old friend, Dante is left to be the sole tough guy.Dante's greed for power and blood lead him to plan the elimination of his relatives, who are an obstacle to the desire to become as powerful as the old Don himself.Cross, who is aware of being on the black list, precedes Dante and catches him in a trap.Having acted against the family, he waits for the Don's vendetta, but, to his own surprise, his life is spared and he's only condemned to exile.The story concludes with the revelation that the Don had planned this outcome all along for the long term survival of the family.


"The Last Don" was also a 1997 mini-series based on the book. In 1998, this was followed by "The Last Don II".


*Danny Aiello — Don Domenico Clericuzio
*Joe Mantegna — Pippi De Lena
*Daryl Hannah — Athena Aquitane
*Jason Gedrick — Cross De Lena
*Penelope Ann Miller — Nalene De Lena
*Rory Cochrane — Dante Santadio
*Robert Wuhl — Bobby Bantz
*K D Lang — Dita Tommey
*Kirstie Alley — Rose Marie Clericuzio
*David Marciano — Giorgio Clericuzio
*Michelle Burke — Claudia De Lena
*Conrad Dunn — Lia Vazzi
*David Gianopoulos — Petie Clericuzio
*Deno Frangopoulos — Gauis

Credit Card Fraud

In 1997, Carlos Felipe Salgado, Jr. was arrested at San Francisco International Airport for trying to sell a CD-ROM containing 100,000 stolen credit cards numbers. The key to decrypt the information was a string of letter made up of letters from a specific paragraph of 'The Last Don'.cite web |url= |title= Dangers without, Dangers within: Network security in the age of e-commerce |author= Peter Golden |work= Electronic Business (magazine) |date= May 1999 |quote= ]


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