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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »


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Series cast summary:
 Charles 'Lucky' Luciano (13 episodes, 1981)
 Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel (13 episodes, 1981)
 Michael Lasker (13 episodes, 1981)
 Stella Siegel (13 episodes, 1981)
 Ruth Lasker (13 episodes, 1981)
Chad Redding ...
 Joy Osler (13 episodes, 1981)
 Chris Brennan (13 episodes, 1981)
 Goodman (13 episodes, 1981)
 Al Capone (13 episodes, 1981)
James Andronica ...
 Frank Costello (13 episodes, 1981)
 Vito Genovese (13 episodes, 1981)
 Salvatore Maranzano (13 episodes, 1981)
 Vincent 'Mad Dog' Coll (13 episodes, 1981)
 Thomas E. Dewey (13 episodes, 1981)
 Giusseppe 'Joe the Boss' Masseria / ... (13 episodes, 1981)
 Thomas 'Three Finger Brown' Lucchese (13 episodes, 1981)
 Dutch Schultz (13 episodes, 1981)
 Narrator (13 episodes, 1981)
 Rothstein (13 episodes, 1981)
 Farmer (1981) (13 episodes, 1981)
(13 episodes, 1981)
 Owney Madden (13 episodes, 1981)
 Farmer's Wife (13 episodes, 1981)
Thom Rachford ...
 Charlie Solomon (13 episodes, 1981)


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Release Date:

12 February 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Gangster Chronicles: An American Story  »

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Did You Know?


The character of Michael Lasker was based on Meyer Lansky. The name was changed because Lansky was still living at the time. See more »


Edited into Gangster Wars (1981) See more »

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Gangster Chronicles
8 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I would like to see this mini-series again,(also I would like my boys to see this) I watched this round about 1981 possibly, it was when my children were small I used to get them into bed so I did not have any disturbance, phone would be left off the hook - it used to come on at 11.00 on a Monday night for 2 hours. I have seen a condensed version of the story but it does not have the characters in it who are in the mini-series. Me and my family loved this series we couldn't wait for the next Monday to come. I bought the Gangster Chronicles DVD on the ebay just before Christmas 2006 but its like a documentary thing not what I want, I wondered if there was anybody out there who has this series so i can watch it along with the rest of my family. This miniseries was great, you did not want to get up and make a cup of tea as I did not want to miss any of it. I like the Godfather but I preferred this because it showed you how they were when they were kids. thanks hopefully Terri.

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