American Double is a Trilogy of films revolving around the Italian-American criminal underworld. The first film in the series "American Double" is based upon the endeavors of Michelangelo Scalici aka "Mikey Cash" (Kristian Messere) , a New York gangster. After his father is murdered when he is a child, Mikey travels to Molise in Italy to find out what it means to be a real gangster. After getting mixed up with some Romanian thugs, Michelangelo leaves Italy with much blood on his hands. He then dives into the real estate market in NY and continues pulling shady moves, when he suddenly becomes connected with powerful aristocrats who produce movies.