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.
Miami Beach, 1959. The beautiful life is about to get ugly.
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Did You Know?
Series Creator Mitch Glazer
is a Miami native. He based many of the stories in the show on experiences he heard about growing up, and while researching later as a journalist. He originally thought it would be a feature film, but he had too much material, so it became a television series. 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
This will, get ugly.
Referenced in 70th Golden Globe Awards
I'm a Man
Written by Bo Diddley
performed by Bo Diddley See more