Trailer for RI gangster flick ‘Vault’ released

By News Staff


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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Film fans are finally getting a taste of the finished product of a long-anticipated Rhode Island mafia movie.

A year after ABC6 cameras went inside Providence’s Superman Building to get a behind-the-scenes look at the movie “Vault”, the film’s trailer was released Wednesday afternoon.

“We spent a long time making this and we can finally show it to people”, said the film’s writer and director— Rhode Island’s very own Tom DeNucci.

“Vault” tells the true story about a group of small-time criminals who pulled off the biggest heist in American history, stealing more than $30 million from Rhode Island’s Italian mafia leaders in 1975.

Actor Chazz Palminteri, known for “A Bronx Tale” and “Bullets Over Broadway,” is playing mafia boss Raymond Patriarca.

“Raymond is a legendary character,” said Palminteri. “He’s right up there with all of the dons of the era, probably the most famous one from this area.”

The movie shot at various locations across Rhode Island including the Superman Building, the ACI in Cranston, and Downtown Providence.

“There are so many great spots and we shot the heck out of it”, DeNucci said.

“Vault” is hitting theaters on June 14th, but Rhode Islanders could have the chance to see it before anyone else. DeNucci said Producer Chad Verdi wants to put the film in select theaters before its official release date to thank the Rhode Islanders who helped make the film possible. “We want to thank people who donated their time, their old vehicles, who were extras”, he said.

DeNucci said he’s currently working on a new children’s movie in Rhode Island. The details are currently under wraps, but he said we can expect to hear more soon.

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