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Series cast summary:
Michael Nouri ...  Charles 'Lucky' Luciano 13 episodes, 1981
Joe Penny ...  Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel 13 episodes, 1981
Brian Benben ...  Michael Lasker 13 episodes, 1981
Kathleen Lloyd ...  Stella Siegel 13 episodes, 1981
Madeleine Stowe ...  Ruth Lasker 13 episodes, 1981
Chad Redding Chad Redding ...  Joy Osler 13 episodes, 1981
Markie Post ...  Chris Brennan 13 episodes, 1981
Allan Arbus ...  Goodman 13 episodes, 1981
Louis Giambalvo ...  Al Capone 13 episodes, 1981
James Andronica James Andronica ...  Frank Costello 13 episodes, 1981
Robert Davi ...  Vito Genovese 13 episodes, 1981
Joseph Mascolo ...  Salvatore Maranzano 13 episodes, 1981
David Wilson ...  Vincent 'Mad Dog' Coll 13 episodes, 1981
Kenneth Tigar ...  Thomas E. Dewey 13 episodes, 1981
Richard S. Castellano ...  Giusseppe 'Joe the Boss' Masseria / ... 13 episodes, 1981
Jon Polito ...  Thomas 'Three Finger Brown' Lucchese 13 episodes, 1981
Jonathan Banks ...  Dutch Schultz 13 episodes, 1981
E.G. Marshall ...  Narrator 13 episodes, 1981
George DiCenzo ...  Rothstein 13 episodes, 1981
John Aprea ...  Albert Anastasia 13 episodes, 1981
Dominic Barto Dominic Barto ...  Giuseppe Morello 13 episodes, 1981
Terrence Beasor ...  Farmer (1981) 13 episodes, 1981
Martin Beck 13 episodes, 1981
Desiree Boschetti Desiree Boschetti ...  Charlie's Girlfriend 13 episodes, 1981
Michael Ensign ...  Owney Madden 13 episodes, 1981
Richard Foronjy ...  Umberto Valenti 13 episodes, 1981
Dan Frazer ...  Franklin D. Roosevelt 13 episodes, 1981
Bob Giovani Bob Giovani ...  Tommy Gagliano 13 episodes, 1981
Dana Goldstone Dana Goldstone ...  Bo Weinberg 13 episodes, 1981
Pierrino Mascarino ...  Paul Ricca 13 episodes, 1981
Ron Max Ron Max ...  Lepke 13 episodes, 1981
Vincent Milana Vincent Milana ...  Morrie Sherman 13 episodes, 1981
Muriel Minot ...  Farmer's Wife 13 episodes, 1981
Ben Mittleman Ben Mittleman ...  Moe Axelrod 13 episodes, 1981
James Purcell James Purcell ...  Joe Adonis 13 episodes, 1981
Thom Rachford Thom Rachford ...  Charlie Solomon 13 episodes, 1981
Joseph Ragno ...  Joseph Profaci 13 episodes, 1981
Joe Tornatore ...  Gaetano Reina 13 episodes, 1981
Al White ...  Big Joe Isson 13 episodes, 1981
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gangster Chronicles: An American Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Capitola, California, USA See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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(13 episodes) |

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Color (Technicolor)
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The character of Michael Lasker was based on Meyer Lansky. The name was changed because Lansky was still living at the time. See more »

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Gangster Chronicles
8 January 2007 | by terri-102See all my reviews

I would like to see this mini-series again,(also I would like my boys to see this) I watched this round about 1981 possibly, it was when my children were small I used to get them into bed so I did not have any disturbance, phone would be left off the hook - it used to come on at 11.00 on a Monday night for 2 hours. I have seen a condensed version of the story but it does not have the characters in it who are in the mini-series. Me and my family loved this series we couldn't wait for the next Monday to come. I bought the Gangster Chronicles DVD on the ebay just before Christmas 2006 but its like a documentary thing not what I want, I wondered if there was anybody out there who has this series so i can watch it along with the rest of my family. This miniseries was great, you did not want to get up and make a cup of tea as I did not want to miss any of it. I like the Godfather but I preferred this because it showed you how they were when they were kids. thanks hopefully Terri.


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