The Crew

Last Updated on: October 18th, 2023

The Crew (Touchstone Movie)

“The Crew” is a comedy film released in 2000, directed by Michael Dinner. The movie stars Richard Dreyfuss, Burt Reynolds, Seymour Cassel, and Dan Hedaya as the main characters.

The story revolves around four retired mobsters living in a retirement home in South Beach, Florida. Bobby Bartellemeo (played by Richard Dreyfuss), Joey “Bats” Pistella (played by Burt Reynolds), Mike “The Brick” Donatelli (played by Dan Hedaya), and Tony “Mouth” Donato (played by Seymour Cassel) are enjoying a relatively peaceful retirement until their quiet life is threatened by gentrification in their neighborhood.

To protect their home and way of life, the four friends decide to band together and use their old mob skills to take on a dangerous developer and his associates. They form an unlikely and amusing gang of senior citizens determined to defend their turf and show that they still have what it takes to handle business.

“The Crew” is known for its lighthearted humor, comedic situations, and the chemistry between the veteran actors. It offers a unique twist on the crime genre by placing elderly characters in unexpected and hilarious scenarios.

While “The Crew” received mixed reviews from critics, it has found a fanbase among those who appreciate the blend of comedy and action, as well as the witty performances by the talented cast.

The film serves as a touchstone for viewers looking for a fun and entertaining comedy that showcases the enduring spirit of friendship and resourcefulness, even in the later stages of life.

Additional Details


  • Richard Dreyfuss: Bobby Bartellemeo
  • Casey Siemaszko: Young Bobby
  • Burt Reynolds: Joey “Bats” Pistella
  • Matthew Borlenghi: Young Joey “Bats”
  • Dan Hedaya: Mike “The Brick” Donatelli
  • Jeremy Ratchford: Young Mike “The Brick”
  • Seymour Cassel: Tony “Mouth” Donato
  • Billy Jayne: Young Tony “Mouth”
  • Carrie-Anne Moss: Detective Olivia Neal
  • Jeremy Piven: Detective Steve Menteer
  • Jennifer Tilly: Maureen “Ferris” Lowenstein
  • Lainie Kazan: Pepper Lowenstein
  • Miguel Sandoval: Raul Ventana
  • Samantha Kurzman: Young Olivia
  • Jose Zuniga: Escobar
  • Mike Moroff: Jorge
  • Carlos Gomez: Miguel
  • Louis Lombardi, Jr.: Jimmy Whistles
  • Frank Vincent: Marty
  • Louis Guss: Jerry “the Hammer” Fungo


  • Director: Michael Dinner
  • Producer: Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Writer: Barry Fanaro

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