The "true story" of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson, who in the early 1960s returned from ten years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy must take on the Genovese crime family to regain control.Written by
While riding in the car after he got out of prison heading to retaliate against the Italians, Bumpy Johnson (Forrest Whitaker) hears a debate on the radio between Adam Clayton Powell & Malcolm X. Denzel Washington portrayed Malcolm in the movie "X" (1992) as well as Bumpy's real life successor, Frank Lucas in the movie "American Gangster" (2007). Vincent D'Onofrio (who plays Vincent "The Chin" Gigante) and Giancarlo Esposito (who plays Powell) also both appeared in Malcolm X, with Esposito playing Thomas Hayer, one of his assassins. See more »
Does a great job portraying
Family man/ villian.
He still resembles characters that we've grown to know and love, but perhaps it's his subtleties and what he doesn't say that helps sell the protagonist .
So far so good. Kept me hooked.
Looking forward to future episodes.
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