Magic City (2012–2013)

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


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Series cast summary:
 Ike Evans (16 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Vera Evans (16 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Stevie Evans (16 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Lily Diamond (16 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Danny Evans (16 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Judi Silver (16 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Ben Diamond (16 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Mercedes Lazaro (15 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Victor Lazaro (15 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Bel Jaffe (15 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Jack Klein (14 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Vincent Lamb (14 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Florence (14 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Meg Bannock (13 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Doug Feehan (13 episodes, 2012-2013)
Michael Cannestro ...
 Ben Diamond's Body Guard / ... (13 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Lauren Evans (12 episodes, 2012-2013)
Claudio Duarte ...
 Driver / ... (12 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Ray-Ray Mathis / ... (11 episodes, 2012-2013)
Ricky Waugh ...
 Barry 'Cuda' Lansman (11 episodes, 2012-2013)
Chad Gall ...
 Ethan Bell (10 episodes, 2012-2013)
Alain Alvarez ...
 Miramar Hotel Lobby Bartender (9 episodes, 2012)
Scott Getz ...
 Ike Evans Attorney (9 episodes, 2012)
 Arthur Evans (8 episodes, 2012-2013)
Bradford Tatum ...
 'Dandy' Al Haas (8 episodes, 2012)
 Senator Ned Sloat (8 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Sid Raskin (8 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Theresa (8 episodes, 2012-2013)
Nick Depalo ...
 Atlantis Bartender (8 episodes, 2012)
 Front Desk (8 episodes, 2012)
Indra Patel ...
 Mob Wife (8 episodes, 2012)
Philip Schneider ...
 Heshie (7 episodes, 2012-2013)


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.


Crime | Drama


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


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 »


Ike Evans: This will, get ugly.
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User Reviews

Magic City is like heroin.
23 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Magic City is as addicting as any TV show can possibly get. If you think it's going to be the same old crime drama, or a Miami Beach version of the Soprano's, you may be right...but only about the latter. And only because this show is just as good.

Magic City's characters are so good and so well acted, you find yourself rooting for everyone in the show. You feel connected to each one. Even the Butcher, Ben Diamond. You may not 'root' for The Butcher, but in his almighty evilness lies an extremely flawed human being. You don't even need to know his back story, you just know the man has issues.

I live in Fort Lauderdale and travel to Miami Beach often. Magic City accurately depicts what Mimai Beach looks like minus 54 years. The shows creative team are true to their 1950's early 60's version of Miami. No anachronisms to bust the mood. This as authentic as they get.

To the un-seen viewers: Take a few hours on the couch and relax. Watch a few episodes in a row, and you will go back in time. If you are having any personal difficulties in life; this is the heroin that will allow you a few hours respite. You will become a fly on the wall at the Miramar Hotel in Miami Beach in 1959. I doubt you will think of anything other than whats happening on the screen. You will however, want more.

This is five star stuff.

Mike I am just a normal no one that loves a good series. You will too.

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