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Magic City 

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Centers on Miami mobsters and other characters from Miami Beach in the late 1950s.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Michael Cannestro ...
 Ben Diamond's Body Guard / ... 13 episodes, 2012-2013
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Claudio Duarte ...
 Driver / ... 12 episodes, 2012-2013
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 Ray-Ray Mathis / ... 11 episodes, 2012-2013
Ricky Waugh ...
 Barry 'Cuda' Lansman 11 episodes, 2012-2013
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Alain Alvarez ...
 Miramar Hotel Lobby Bartender 9 episodes, 2012
Scott Getz ...
 Ike Evans Attorney 9 episodes, 2012
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 Arthur Evans 8 episodes, 2012-2013
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 'Dandy' Al Haas 8 episodes, 2012
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 Senator Ned Sloat 8 episodes, 2012-2013
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Nick Depalo ...
 Atlantis Bartender 8 episodes, 2012
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 Front Desk 8 episodes, 2012
Indra Patel ...
 Mob Wife 8 episodes, 2012
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As Frank Sinatra rings in a new year in the grand ballroom of Miami Beach's most luxurious dream palace - the Miramar Hotel - its visionary leader, Ike Evans, must deal with the Mob, his complicated family and a city in the midst of dramatic change as Fidel Castro takes control of Cuba, just 200 miles offshore. By day the hotel at the center of 'Magic City' is all diving clown acts and cha-cha lessons by the pool, but at night Miami Beach reveals a darker truth. Dopers, dealers, strippers, gangsters and those who arrest them drift together to hear the top nightclub acts perform. Just beneath the surface, racial tensions stir. Ike must deal with all of this, even while global intrigue is brewing right under his roof. Written by Starz

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Miami Beach, 1959. The beautiful life is about to get ugly. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Bűnös Miami  »

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Trivia

Creator Mitch Glazer wrote the role of Ben Diamond with Danny Huston in mind. See more »

Goofs

When Stevie is confronted by Danny on the beach, he's wearing a gold chain with a star of David. Different angles through the scene show him not wearing it. The different takes alternate between chain and no chain. See more »

Quotes

Ike Evans: This will, get ugly.
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Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.175 (2013) See more »

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I'm a Man
Written by Bo Diddley (uncredited)
performed by Bo Diddley
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Good Watch. Promising Future.
1 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

After hearing that there was going to be a show about the 1960s Miami this TV Series caught my attention. Myself as a Retro fan was pretty happy that shows like these are getting more common after Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire which were and still are amazing series.

First off its not possible to rate a whole TV Series off the first Episode so this will be about the first episode and how it is in my Opinion.

Magic City looks and feels authentic in many ways. The Quality of the set is really great some improvements could be made here and there but overall it looks fine. The story looks promising with hopefully a lot of future depth in it. I hope what i saw in the first Episode is the tip of the Iceberg. Another plus is that the music of the show is truly great and was picked carefully so it fitted to most of the parts. The important thing is to keep the music as a feature and not to overuse it.

Considering that the actors here are not that well known they are acting in a great manner that makes them look like professionals at times. So a big bravo to the Cast. One of the other points i liked is that the series took good care about the date it was set in showing the affects of real occurrences on the story minorly.

The Effects sometimes did look a bit too weak compared to the rest of the show. These can be improved of course but this doesn't change the fact that it looked a bit off and unrealistic. There were some scenes where the camera angles and the look of a room in a scene wasn't that well done compared to the other great rooms or environments they had showed beforehand.

So Overall. A good watch with a few mistakes here and there on the first episode. Hoping to see the true potential of the storyline and depth out of the following episodes.

If you didn't watch it check it out and see for yourself

8/10


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