TELEVISION: HOODS HAVE FEELINGS TOO

HBO'S GOTTI--A DON AS DAPPER AS HE IS COMPLEX

Before he was hauled away to a 9-ft. by 7-ft. cell in the Brioni-free confines of the Marion Federal Prison in Illinois, John Gotti apparently had a favorite word: parameters. It is a word he uses more than half a dozen times within the course of the two-hour HBO movie Gotti, debuting on the cable network Aug. 17 (9 p.m. EDT). In fact, he says it more often--and with more fierce passion--than he does whack or clip or even scungilli.

Based on the book Gotti: Rise and Fall by Jerry Capeci and Gene Mustain, as well as on FBI surveillance-tape transcripts...

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