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(23 episodes, 2012-2014)
(23 episodes, 2012-2014)
(23 episodes, 2012-2014)
(23 episodes, 2012-2014)
Lebanon Levi
(23 episodes, 2012-2014)
(23 episodes, 2012-2014)
(19 episodes, 2013-2014)
Alan Beiler
(18 episodes, 2012-2014)
Steven L. Breit ...
 Himself - Lawyer (10 episodes, 2012-2013)
(8 episodes, 2014)
(8 episodes, 2014)


Untrusting of outside law enforcement, some Amish in Lancaster County, PA have for many years regularly turned to a small organized group of men for protection and justice. The series provides a first-ever look at the men who protect and maintain peace and order within the Amish community in Lancaster. The 2006 School shootings in Lancaster County during which five young Amish girls were killed and five more seriously injured by a non-Amish milk truck driver brought to the nation's attention the vulnerabilities of the Amish community, and their need for continued protection. Written by Discovery Channel

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Crime | Reality-TV






Release Date:

11 December 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Мафия амишей  »

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1.78 : 1
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why bash it for being fake?
28 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

are you clowns who took the time to write poor reviews due to the show being fake kidding? of course none of the stuff is ACTUALLY real. they even disclaim it right in the beginning: 'The Amish Church denies the existence of the Amish Mafia. To ensure the safety of innocent Amish, select re-enactments of events must be used.'

wow, so everyone saying the show is fake can read!! good job guys! that fact that you're so upset and up in arms that the show is fraudulent is hilarious. Do you think John Gotti, or any other mafia member would let a camera crew film their business? of course these guys aren't going to allow cameras to film illegal activities. if you expect otherwise, it's probably a good thing you aren't involved in some type of criminal activity because you'd end up dead or in jail in about 3 minutes.

I'm not saying the show is amazing and i'm not saying it sucks, but is it so far-fetched to believe that the general idea of the story lines could actually have happened int he past? no, it really isn't. it's not like the show is portraying these guys out to be ruthless hit men. they collect insurance money to help other Amish since they probably don't use Geico (oh how i wish they were hit men, then maybe they could take Flo out for good for trying to sell Progressive to the Amish or for trying so desperately hard to be funny), which other Amish are probably happy to pay, because they'd like to have that help if something happens to their chicken pot pie business. they run parties, buggy races/competitions, and do other dumb stuff to make money. if you're looking for some Amish version of the Godfather like these other geniuses who are so mad that the show isn't reality, then you will be disappointed too. the worst kind of 'mafia' work I've seen is them attempting to do is driving an "English" guy away from their town for selling cell phones to the Amish.

take it for what it is meant to be, an entertaining look into a guy helping to look out for his fellow Amish. my main knock on the show is that they try to make "Lebanon" Levi so intimidating when the dude is no doubt softer than a teddy bear (he also resembles one, so there's that...)

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