Jimmy Hoffa is a biographical film from 1992 about the American " Teamsters ' union leader Jimmy Hoffa.


The film depicts essentially the biography of the controversial American union leader Jimmy Hoffa: Most of it is told in flashback. Hoffa begins in 1935 to organize the workers of the truck drivers union. Here Hoffa uses the connection of his right hand Ciaro to the Italian mafia. The boss Carol ( " Dally " ) D' Allesandro, is Hoffa's closest ally and helps him in the conduct of strikes.

James R. Hoffa rises to the chairman of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. In front of a committee of inquiry of Congress, he is interviewed, among others, Robert F. Kennedy. Between Robert Kennedy and Hoffa created a deep enmity, which is enhanced by the choice of John F. Kennedy as President of the United States. Robert is under his brother U.S. Attorney.

Hoffa later interned with the Boss D' Allesandro in dispute and calls on him to remedy a competitor for the presidency of the Gewekschaftsführung. He threatens D' Allesandro also trying to go to the press. This calms Hoffa and arranges to meet him in a secluded restaurant on a highway. The next day Hoffa waiting there; However, D' Allesandro does not appear. Instead, Hoffa was murdered and his body taken away.


Roger Ebert praised in the Chicago Sun - Times December 25, 1992, the representation of Jack Nicholson as Jimmy Hoffa and directed by Danny DeVito, whom he described as a full-fledged movie Author ( genuine film- maker).


The film was in 1993 for cinematography (Stephen H. Burum ) and nominated for the makeup (Ve Neill, Greg Cannom and John Blake ) for the Oscar. Jack Nicholson was nominated one hand, 1993 for a Golden Globe the other hand, for the Razzie for worst actor for the film year 1992.

Stephen H. Burum won the 1993 American Society of Cinematographers Award. The film won the 1993 Political Film Society Award ( in the category: Political Film Society Award for Exposé ).