But oh, how they TRIED! It took YEARS and many changes for John Travolta to finally get his Gotti movie finished and he hoped it was his role of a lifetime. But it turned out to be a disaster – critics lambasted everything about the film (including Travolta’s “gallery of wigs”) and Rotten Tomatoes gave it a rare score of ZERO %! Scientologists remember the embarrassing failure of Battlefield Earth, the film they produced starring Travolta, and they vowed to do whatever they could to save Gotti. They advertised the movie with a Scientology inspired philosophy “Audiences love Gotti, but critics don’t want you to see it – judge for yourself.” Suddenly, numerous positive reviews appeared online praising Gotti – suspiciously written by people with new email accounts who had never written reviews before. It didn’t help – once again, crime didn’t pay.
Above, Victoria Gotti, Kelly Preston, John Travolta, and John Gotti Jr at premier
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