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1. Goodfellas (1990)

R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.8
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89 Metascore

Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.

Writers: Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

2. True Crime Authors (2003– )
Episode: Casino (2003)

44 min | Documentary

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Adapted from the critically acclaimed true crime bestsellers, each author tells their infamous stories on-camera. Each story is told only from the author's perspective. Mobster Frank "Lefty... See full summary »

Writer: Stefanie Wetzel | Director: Stefanie Wetzel | Stars: Peter Stacker, Nicholas Pileggi, Frank 'Lefty' Rosenthal, Ed Bertagnoli

3. Vegas (2012–2013)
Episode: Bad Seeds (2012)

Action, Crime, Drama

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When the bodies of the two missing Milwaukee mobsters surface and the hitman returns to town, sheriff Lamb puts Vincent under his own protective custody.

Creators: Nicholas Pileggi, Greg Walker | Director: Jeff T. Thomas | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sarah Jones

4. Casino (1995)

R | 178 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.2
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73 Metascore

Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two mobster best friends and a trophy wife over a gambling empire.

Writers: Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods

5. Vegas (2012–2013)
Episode: Road Trip (2013)

TV-14 | Action, Crime, Drama

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A young singer in a family act is poisoned at a hotel, Vincent and his friends are stranded in the desert after their car breaks down, Jones escapes police custody, and Johnny Rizzo abducts Jack Lamb to get answers about Mia.

Creators: Nicholas Pileggi, Greg Walker | Director: Fred Toye | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sarah Jones

6. Vegas (2012–2013)
Episode: The Real Thing (2012)

Action, Crime, Drama

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Both Vincent and sheriff Lamb are on the hunt for a man making counterfeit casino chips, and Vincent throws his weight behind an unknown mayoral candidate after the mayor puts the squeeze on The Savoy.

Creators: Nicholas Pileggi, Greg Walker | Director: Alex Zakrzewski | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sarah Jones

7. Vegas (2012–2013)
Episode: Two of a Kind (2013)

TV-14 | Action, Crime, Drama

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The sheriff discovers that a shooting victim had two wives, the Feds shut down the Savoy's "skim" to Chicago, Dixon helps a young actress in town to shoot a movie, and both sheriff Lamb and Vincent suspect that Jack killed Johnny Rizzo.

Creators: Nicholas Pileggi, Greg Walker | Director: Jerry Levine | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sarah Jones

8. Vegas (2012–2013)
Episode: Exposure (2012)

TV-14 | Action, Crime, Drama

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The sheriff works with the Air Force to investigate the murder of a military doctor, and an old flame of Vincent's creates trouble when she comes to perform at the Savoy

Creators: Nicholas Pileggi, Greg Walker | Director: Duane Clark | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sarah Jones

9. Vegas (2012–2013)
Episode: Hollywood Ending (2013)

TV-14 | Action, Crime, Drama

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D.A. Reynolds stages a kidnapping and disappears with the Savoy's skim money. Meanwhile, Yvonne goes to Hollywood for an audition and Dixon joins her to see pay Violet a surprise visit, and Mia's birth mother arrives in Vegas.

Creators: Nicholas Pileggi, Greg Walker | Director: Michael Chiklis | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sarah Jones

10. Vegas (2012–2013)
Episode: The Third Man (2013)

TV-14 | Action, Crime, Drama

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Jack hides from everyone that he killed Johnny Rizzo, Dixon helps an old friend caught up in an auto theft ring, and another hotel steals an up-and-coming singer from the Savoy.

Creators: Nicholas Pileggi, Greg Walker | Director: Matt Earl Beesley | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sarah Jones

11. Vegas (2012–2013)
Episode: All That Glitters (2012)

TV-14 | Action, Crime, Drama

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While the sheriff investigates the death of an Olympic boxer, Vincent runs into some difficulty when one of his Chicago bosses gets in trouble with the law.

Creators: Nicholas Pileggi, Greg Walker | Director: Greg Beeman | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sarah Jones

12. Vegas (2012–2013)
Episode: Estinto (2012)

TV-14 | Action, Crime, Drama

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The sheriff discovers that a murdered contractor made lots of enemies, while Jack's courtship of Mia heats up. At the Savoy, Vincent gets disturbing news about Diane Desmond, and Dixon helps Vincent catch a thief.

Creators: Nicholas Pileggi, Greg Walker | Director: Anthony Hemingway | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sarah Jones

13. Vegas (2012–2013)
Episode: From This Day Forward (2013)

Action, Crime, Drama

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While the sheriff's office investigates a murder connected to a divorce ranch, an old flame pays a visit to Ralph and Mia tells her dad about her relationship with Jack. Meanwhile, Vincent discovers that his wife is the rat.

Creators: Nicholas Pileggi, Greg Walker | Director: James Whitmore Jr. | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sarah Jones

14. Vegas (2012–2013)
Episode: Paiutes (2013)

TV-14 | Action, Crime, Drama

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The sheriff tries to stop two brothers on a robbery spree, Johnny Rizzo gets Frank in trouble with the bank, and Mia needs Jack's help to bust a suspected card cheat

Creators: Nicholas Pileggi, Greg Walker | Director: Christine Moore | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sarah Jones

15. Vegas (2012–2013)
Episode: Past Lives (2013)

TV-14 | Action, Crime, Drama

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A Savoy employee with a phony identity is killed, and another employee holds Mia hostage. Meanwhile, Frank has some trouble with an investor, and Dixon and Yvonne's relationship gets off to a rocky start.

Creators: Nicholas Pileggi, Greg Walker | Director: Roxann Dawson | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sarah Jones

16. Vegas (2012–2013)
Episode: Unfinished Business (2013)

TV-14 | Action, Crime, Drama

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When Sheriff Lamb investigates the death of Porter Gainsely's attorney, it triggers retaliation attacks that puts Katherine in the hospital and leaves Lamb without a badge.

Creators: Nicholas Pileggi, Greg Walker | Director: Rosemary Rodriguez | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sarah Jones

17. Vegas (2012–2013)
Episode: (Il)Legitimate (2012)

TV-14 | Action, Crime, Drama

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Vincent makes new enemies when he tries to buy out a neighboring casino, and sheriff Lamb investigates the murder of a cleaning lady who was making trouble for her labor union.

Creators: Nicholas Pileggi, Greg Walker | Director: Matt Earl Beesley | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sarah Jones

18. Vegas (2012–2013)
Episode: Little Fish (2013)

Action, Crime, Drama

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When a Savoy employee is busted with an underage prostitute, the sheriff, the FBI and the casino all make their play to get the parties to cooperate. Meanwhile, Dixon and Violet's romance heats up.

Creators: Nicholas Pileggi, Greg Walker | Director: Paul McCrane | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sarah Jones

19. Vegas (2012–2013)
Episode: Solid Citizens (2012)

TV-14 | Action, Crime, Drama

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Vincent tries to convince his visiting wife to stay with him in Vegas, the sheriff investigates the kidnapping of a gaming commission member's son, and a hitman for the Milwaukee crew comes to town searching for answers.

Creators: Nicholas Pileggi, Greg Walker | Director: Roxann Dawson | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sarah Jones

20. American Gangster (2007)

R | 157 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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76 Metascore

In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East.

Writers: Steven Zaillian, Mark Jacobson | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin

21. The Real Las Vegas (1996– )

200 min | Documentary

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It's a city that's larger than life. A city without limits. A glittering mecca of excess and forbidden desires. THE REAL LAS VEGAS tells the fascinating story of this fabled place and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Crenna, Muhammad Ali, Rod Amateau, Bob Arum

22. Loyalty & Betrayal: The Story of the American Mob (1994 TV Movie)

Crime, Documentary

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Writers: Nicholas Pileggi, Gary Weimberg | Directors: Bill Jersey, Gary Weimberg | Stars: Al Capone, Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel, Ron Silver

23. True Crime Authors (2003 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary

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Stars: David August, Tony Collins, Brian Bogulski, Matt Weber

24. Vegas (2012–2013)
Episode: Masquerade (2012)

Action, Crime, Drama

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The sheriff investigates the rape and murder of a young dancer, and Vincent takes steps to keep an oil tycoon up a million dollars from getting out of the casino.

Creators: Nicholas Pileggi, Greg Walker | Director: Paul McCrane | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sarah Jones

25. Vegas (2012–2013)
Episode: Money Plays (2012)

Action, Crime, Drama

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Vincent Savino tries to get to a killer in police custody before he makes a deal to turn on the mob, and gets some new help from Chicago to run the casino. Meanwhile, sheriff Lamb investigates the murder of a casino dealer.

Creators: Nicholas Pileggi, Greg Walker | Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sarah Jones

26. Vegas (2012–2013)
Episode: Scoundrels (2013)

TV-14 | Action, Crime, Drama

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Violet returns to town and accuses Dixon of assaulting her, and Frank discovers that a dead guest may have been a con artist.

Creators: Nicholas Pileggi, Greg Walker | Director: Christine Moore | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sarah Jones

27. American Gangster (2006– )

60 min | Documentary

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Stars: Barry Michael Cooper, Nelson George, Cornell Jones, Ving Rhames

28. Toots (2006)

84 min | Documentary

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The '40s and '50s were a classic period in New York City nightlife, when the saloonkeeper was king and regular folks could drink with celebrities like Frank Sinatra and Jackie Gleason. In this documentary, Kristi Jacobson profiles her grandfather, the king of kings: Toots Shor of the eponymous restaurant and saloon, which was once the place to be seen in Manhattan.

Director: Kristi Jacobson | Stars: Maury Allen, Dave Anderson, Yogi Berra, David Brown

29. Vegas (2012–2013)
Episode: Sons of Nevada (2013)

TV-14 | Action, Crime, Drama

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After the sheriff, the D.A. and Frank Savino all come down hard on Porter Gainsley, he decides to fight back.

Creators: Nicholas Pileggi, Greg Walker | Director: Duane Clark | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sarah Jones

30. HBO First Look (1992– )
Episode: The Making of 'American Gangster' (2007)

Documentary

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Stars: Armand Assante, Russell Crowe, Ruby Dee, Brian Grazer

31. Casino: The Cast and Characters (2005 Video)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Barbara De Fina, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Nicholas Pileggi

32. Vegas (2012–2013)
Episode: Pilot (2012)

Action, Crime, Drama

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While the Chicago mob sends Vincent Savino to Las Vegas to take over a casino and uncover a rat, the mayor appoints local rancher Ralph Lamb sheriff to investigate the murder of the governor's niece.

Creators: Nicholas Pileggi, Greg Walker | Director: James Mangold | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Taylor Handley

33. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Martin Scorsese Directs (1990)

56 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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Directors: Steven Fischler, Joel Sucher | Stars: Michael Ballhaus, Jay Cocks, Roger Corman, Robert De Niro

34. Vegas (2012–2013)

44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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Ralph Lamb, a former MP for the US Army, becomes sheriff. His brother, Jack, and his son, Dixon, are deputized. Meanwhile, Vincent Savino comes from Chicago to Vegas to run The Savoy hotel and casino.

Creators: Nicholas Pileggi, Greg Walker | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Taylor Handley

35. Casino: After the Filming (2005 Video)

9 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Barbara De Fina, Nicholas Pileggi, Thelma Schoonmaker, Martin Scorsese

36. Casino: The Look (2005 Video)

17 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Barbara De Fina, Dante Ferretti, Rita Ryack, Thelma Schoonmaker

37. The American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Las Vegas: An Unconventional History: Part 1 (2005)

Documentary, History

7.3
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Writer: Michelle Ferrari | Director: Stephen Ives | Stars: Michael Murphy, Lucille Ball, Imogene Coca, Noel Coward

38. Michael Hayes (1997–1998)

60 min | Drama

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Michael Hayes is a tough but sensitive ex-cop who goes to work in the U.S. Attorney's office in New York City. When his boss is seriously injured in a bombing, Hayes becomes Acting U.S. ... See full summary »

Creators: Nicholas Pileggi, John Romano | Stars: David Caruso, Jimmy Galeota, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Mary B. Ward

39. Public Enemies: The Golden Age of the Gangster Film (2008 TV Movie)

105 min | Documentary

7.1
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Writer: Constantine Nasr | Director: Constantine Nasr | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Rudy Behlmer, Robert Benton, Sheri Chinen Biesen

40. Fallen Empire: Making 'American Gangster' (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.1
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Writer: Charles de Lauzirika | Director: Charles de Lauzirika | Stars: Richie Roberts, Ridley Scott, Frank Lucas, Denzel Washington

41. Casino: The Story (2005 Video)

8 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Barbara De Fina, Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese

42. Hollywood Gangster (2008 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Writer: Eckhart Schmidt | Director: Eckhart Schmidt | Stars: Budd Boetticher, Peter Bogdanovich, Martin Bregman, James Caan

43. Getting Made: The Making of 'GoodFellas' (2004 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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Writer: Jonah Kaplan | Stars: Barbara De Fina, Martin Scorsese, Nicholas Pileggi, Ray Liotta

44. The American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Las Vegas: An Unconventional History: Part 2 (2005)

Documentary, History

6.9
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Writer: Michelle Ferrari | Director: Stephen Ives | Stars: Michael Murphy, Patricia Cunningham, Oscar Goodman, Brian Greenspun

45. Stool Pigeons and Pine Overcoats: The Language of Gangster Films (2006 Video)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Gary Leva | Stars: Drew Casper, Larry Cohen, Michael B. Druxman, Robert Evans

46. Welcome to the Big House (2006 Video)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Gary Leva | Stars: Drew Casper, Larry Cohen, Michael B. Druxman, Robert Evans

47. Molls and Dolls: The Women of Gangster Films (2006 Video)

Documentary, Short

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Tough, resourceful women broke the mold in gangster films. This film pays tribute to their influence on the cinema of their day - and their legacy.

Director: Gary Leva | Stars: Drew Casper, Larry Cohen, Michael B. Druxman, Robert Evans

48. Gangsters: The Immigrant's Hero (2006 Video)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Gary Leva | Stars: Drew Casper, Michael B. Druxman, Robert Evans, Haden Guest

49. City Hall (1996)

R | 111 min | Drama, Thriller

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The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.

Writers: Ken Lipper, Paul Schrader, Nicholas Pileggi, Bo Goldman | Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Al Pacino, John Cusack, Bridget Fonda, Danny Aiello

50. Vendetta (1999 TV Movie)

R | 117 min | Drama

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Based on a true tale of power, corruption and murder, Christopher Walken stars in the story of the largest lynching in American history...

Writers: Richard Gambino, Timothy Prager | Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: Christopher Walken, Luke Askew, Clancy Brown, Alessandro Colla