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The film Gangster Wars has received many bad reviews over the years from professional and amateur critics alike. It is hard to see why, because the time in which it is set is was a most confusing time in the history of organized crime. It was a period when they understood what they were and how disorganized they were. The film might be light on acting qualities, but the script is actually well written, considering it was a movie for t.v. Michael Nouri is excellent as the infamous "Lucky" as is Brian Benben as Meyer. To condense the history of the outset of the Commission into a few hours is difficult enough and the film does well to introduce us to the major players and small time players and how they all connected. For the novice, if you're looking for a simplified account of those turbulent times look no further than the Gangster Wars. It does not confuse and after watching it you will have a clear view of just how intelligent and adept, "Lucky", Lansky, "Bugsy" et al were, and how violent it really was. It might be dated and un-Hollywood but the movie will capture you and give you a thirst for delving into a past which made American Organised Crime. Enjoy it, with an open mind.
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