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Amish Mafia 

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 ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Alvin Alvin 23 episodes, 2012-2014
Esther Esther 23 episodes, 2012-2014
John John 23 episodes, 2012-2014
Jolin Jolin 23 episodes, 2012-2014
Lebanon Levi Lebanon Levi 23 episodes, 2012-2014
Merlin Merlin 23 episodes, 2012-2014
Wayne Wayne 19 episodes, 2013-2014
Alan Beiler Alan Beiler 18 episodes, 2012-2014
Steven L. Breit Steven L. Breit ...  Himself - Lawyer 10 episodes, 2012-2013
Andrew Andrew 8 episodes, 2014
Ruck Ruck 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Crime | Reality-TV






English | Swiss German

Release Date:

11 December 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Мафия амишей See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hot Snakes Media See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Referenced in Somebody's Gotta Do It: Pageant of the Masters (2014) See more »

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This show is great!
21 March 2014 | by surveyaccount45See all my reviews

I see a lot of reviews saying how fake the show is. It very clearly says at the beginning that a lot of parts are reenacted and are based on stories. This show definitely doesn't deserve the awful rating its gotten. People claiming that its not a "real" mafia, are comparing it to actual mobsters. The Amish community would be completely different then what we consider the mafia. Destroying a buggy or kicking out "English" people might seem like vandalism to us, but to them it would be considered a huge offense. They live by completely different rules then we do. So comparing them to Italian Mobsters or Cartel kingpins just isn't viable.

Now, do I think this is all real and that everything they show is what is actually happening? No. I certainly don't think that. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that some camera angles or footage would be impossible to get with out it being faked or reenacted. But the director, the writers do a good job telling a story. The story is good, even the acting is decent. The camera work isn't that bad. Overall the show is very watchable, doesn't seem overly fake, overly real. Just enough to make it enjoyable.

And lastly. For critics saying that the reason they dislike it so much is because it is overly fake. That the Amish and Minutenites driving Mercedes Benz and Cadillacs is completely unrealistic and that making that much money from what they do is a lie. I can tell you I know for a fact that its true. I've personally seen them drive those vehicles and my brother works as a CBP officer at a Mexican boarder. And has told me numerous times that the Minutenites are some of the most criminally involved people he has ever encountered. Not all hardcore criminal activity. But the transferring of drugs over the boarder and the smuggling of money into Mexico is such a problem that the majority of loads of drugs they catch have some sort of Minutenite involvement. And that they declare they're money coming in and out of the US and its easily over the tens of thousands of dollars AND in Cadillacs and Mercedes. So it's not completely far fetched to assume that there's some truth to these stories.

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