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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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 Lauren Evans 12 episodes, 2012-2013
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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Miami Beach, 1959. The beautiful life is about to get ugly. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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2012 (USA)  »

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Bűnös Miami  »

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Trivia

Renewed for a second season before premiering the first one, like the other Starz show Boss (2011). 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

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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Magic City is like heroin.
23 May 2012 | by 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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