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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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2013   2012  
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
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 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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Crime | Drama

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Bűnös Miami  »

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Trivia

The Tropicana Club in Cuba, is also mentioned in The Mambo Kings (1992). 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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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.83 (2013) See more »

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I'm a Man
Written by Bo Diddley (uncredited)
performed by Bo Diddley
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Has great potential...we'll see
8 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

This show caught my attention, and held it from start to finish. It moves at a slow, but steady pace, as if mimicking the slightly slower speed people adjust to when in the tropics. The pace is perfect though, as nothing is rushed, and the story seems to move at an appropriate speed without bogging itself down.

The acting is good, the characters quickly defined with a touch of slight touch of cliché personalities, but I think it helps to make the story move along by quickly separating the good from the bad and the mysterious.

Great period shots of cars, fashion, and the era of smoking abound, giving those of us old enough to remember a nostalgic look at a period that was wonderful, tumultuous, and tragic all at once. This show has the right cast, and it's future depends solely on where it's writers take it. Definitely worth a watch.


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