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Magic City 

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

Creator:

Mitch Glazer
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2   1  
2013   2012  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ...  Ike Evans 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Olga Kurylenko ...  Vera Evans 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Steven Strait ...  Stevie Evans 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Jessica Marais ...  Lily Diamond 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Christian Cooke ...  Danny Evans 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Elena Satine ...  Judi Silver 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Danny Huston ...  Ben Diamond 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Dominik García-Lorido ...  Mercedes Lazaro 15 episodes, 2012-2013
Yul Vazquez ...  Victor Lazaro 15 episodes, 2012-2013
Michael Rispoli ...  Bel Jaffe 15 episodes, 2012-2013
Matt Ross ...  Jack Klein 14 episodes, 2012-2013
John Cenatiempo ...  Vincent Lamb 14 episodes, 2012-2013
Karen-Eileen Gordon ...  Florence 14 episodes, 2012-2013
Kelly Lynch ...  Meg Bannock 13 episodes, 2012-2013
Todd Allen Durkin ...  Doug Feehan 13 episodes, 2012-2013
Michael Cannestro Michael Cannestro ...  Ben Diamond's Body Guard / ... 13 episodes, 2012-2013
Taylor Blackwell ...  Lauren Evans 12 episodes, 2012-2013
Claudio Duarte Claudio Duarte ...  Driver / ... 12 episodes, 2012-2013
Taylor Anthony Miller ...  Ray-Ray Mathis / ... 11 episodes, 2012-2013
Ricky Waugh Ricky Waugh ...  Barry 'Cuda' Lansman 11 episodes, 2012-2013
Chad Gall ...  Ethan Bell 10 episodes, 2012-2013
Alain Alvarez Alain Alvarez ...  Miramar Hotel Lobby Bartender 9 episodes, 2012
Scott Getz Scott Getz ...  Ike Evans Attorney 9 episodes, 2012
Alex Rocco ...  Arthur Evans 8 episodes, 2012-2013
Bradford Tatum ...  'Dandy' Al Haas 8 episodes, 2012
Brett Rice ...  Senator Ned Sloat 8 episodes, 2012-2013
Avi Hoffman ...  Sid Raskin 8 episodes, 2012-2013
Catalina Rodriguez ...  Theresa 8 episodes, 2012-2013
Nick Depalo Nick Depalo ...  Atlantis Bartender 8 episodes, 2012
Neal McEldowney ...  Front Desk 8 episodes, 2012
Indra Patel Indra Patel ...  Mob Wife 8 episodes, 2012
Philip Schneider Philip Schneider ...  Heshie 7 episodes, 2012-2013
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Storyline

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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Gangster's Paradise See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bűnös Miami See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA

Company Credits

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Media Talent Group See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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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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Connections

Referenced in 70th Golden Globe Awards (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm a Man
Written by Bo Diddley (uncredited)
performed by Bo Diddley
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User Reviews

 
Very Entertaining
21 May 2012 | by drlally-376-560165See all my reviews

I have now watched all 7 episodes of this new series. My initial reaction to the first episode was that it was good but not compelling. This proved to be deceptive. By the end of the 2nd episode I was hooked. The shows strength is the juxtaposition of the control that Ike Evans, the shows clever lead character, exerts over himself while trying to "do good" by others, against the always simmering and ready to boil passion of the truly bad guy "Ben Diamond". The shows other characters are properly developed to provide fodder for the main characters' growth, confrontation and destruction. The setting in 1959 Miami is great and all the necessary detail to buildings, cars and props was made. I give the show a solid "9" but not quite a ten because it does for very short periods in most episodes come up a little short in a hard to describe way. Perhaps the clichés are a little to frequent, with all of the characters being a little too easily pigeonholed. But I digress, I enthusiastically recommend the show to and adult audience as very entertaining. Since the 2nd episode I have always made sure that I am in front of the TV at 10 PM Friday nights to see the next installment. Bravo to the show!!!


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