Mob Stories: Season 1, Episode 2

Born to the Mob (8 Apr. 2003)

TV Episode  -  Documentary | Drama
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Episode 2: Born to the Mob On a warm spring day in 1997, a 73 year old man lay facedown, motionless in the middle of the Hamilton neighbourhood where he was born and raised. John Papalia, ... See full summary »

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Episode credited cast:
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Narrator (voice)
Hector Colantoni ...
Johnny 'Pops' Papalia
Louis Simone ...
Allesandro Neglia ...
Young Johnny Papalia
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Nurse
Joe Nascimben ...
Max Bluestein
Victor Correia ...
Alberto Agueci
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alberto Agueci ...
Victor Correia
Glen Anthony ...
Bluestein Henchman
Gerry Burgmann ...
Bluestein Henchmen
Donato Cardinale ...
Gambler
Wayne Catania ...
Bluestein Henchman
Glen Cerenzia ...
Gamblers
Sid Cohen ...
Patron
Giampiero Daniele ...
Paolo Violi
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Episode 2: Born to the Mob On a warm spring day in 1997, a 73 year old man lay facedown, motionless in the middle of the Hamilton neighbourhood where he was born and raised. John Papalia, the last bloody remnant of a once powerful Mafia empire has just been hit. Papalia, who gained international notoriety with his involvement in the 'French Connection' drug ring, was known as "Johnny Pops", a nickname bestowed on him in honour of his bootlegging father, Antonio "Popa" Papalia. Over the span of his career he would pummel the underworld and become known as 'The Enforcer'. Later, out of spite, he was known as the 'The Old Bastard'. Papalia led a colourful life, yet it was restricted and controlled. Johnny's turf was Hamilton and the base of operations, indeed the place of his birth, was Railway Street. Johnny was a sickly child, his lungs ravaged by life-threatening TB. He grew up a brash young man who ran head-long into trouble with the law. Johnny's obsession was with becoming an ... Written by MDF Productions Inc

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