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Program provides an historical archive of how gangsters took advantage of changes in public policy to... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Dennis Farina ... Narrator (voice)

Rod Steiger ... Himself

Directed by
Ben Burtt 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ray Herbeck Jr. 

Produced by
Ray Herbeck Jr. .... producer
Original Music by
Marco D'Ambrosio 
Film Editing by
T.M. Christopher 
Sound Department
John Countryman .... assistant sound designer
Tom Myers .... sound designer/mixer
Matthew Wood .... dialogue assembly (uncredited)

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48 min
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This documentary is available in 'The Mob Box Set' released by Sony Pictures.See more »


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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Too Much Of A Classroom Feel To It, 23 November 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

Here's a very studious look at many of the famous gangsters of the first half of the 20th century, from Italians such as Lucky Luciano and Al Capone to the Jews' Arnold Rothstein, Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegel to the Irish and the O'Bannions and others.

This is almost like being in a classroom and have someone give a lecture, with film and slide presentations. Sometimes there is almost too much information at once and it gets tough trying to remember who did what. It's actually too cerebral at times.

There are some bloody real-life pictures and some profane words, but not many, if anyone was wondering.

In summary, not as good and fascinating as I had hoped it would be, but I'm surprised no one else has reviewed this documentary as of this writing in late November of 2006.

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