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Godfather of Harlem 

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A gangster named Bumpy Johnson makes his way in Harlem during the 1960s. A TV prequel to the 2007 film, 'American Gangster', which centered on the criminal enterprise of Frank Lucas.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Lucy Fry ...  Stella 11 episodes, 2019
Forest Whitaker ...  Bumpy Johnson 11 episodes, 2019
Demi Singleton ...  Margaret Johnson 10 episodes, 2019
Sereene Brown ...  Sister of Islam 10 episodes, 2019
Jamaal Burcher ...  Fruit of Islam Soldier 10 episodes, 2019
Antoinette Crowe-Legacy ...  Elise 10 episodes, 2019
Vincent D'Onofrio ...  Vincent 'Chin' Gigante 10 episodes, 2019
Giancarlo Esposito ...  Congressman Powell 10 episodes, 2019
Ilfenesh Hadera ...  Mayme Johnson 10 episodes, 2019
Kelvin Harrison Jr. ...  Teddy Greene 10 episodes, 2019
Erik LaRay Harvey ...  Del Chance 10 episodes, 2019
Angela McKenzie ...  Sister of Islam 10 episodes, 2019
Kathrine Narducci ...  Olympia Gigante 10 episodes, 2019
Markuann Smith ...  Junie Byrd 10 episodes, 2019
Paul Sorvino ...  Costello 10 episodes, 2019
Eric West ...  Richie 10 episodes, 2019
Rafi Gavron ...  Ernie Nunzi 9 episodes, 2019
Hollywood Nick Pagani Hollywood Nick Pagani ...  Frank Costello's Driver 9 episodes, 2019
Gregory Cioffi ...  Fat Ricky 8 episodes, 2019
Korey Jackson ...  Livingston Wingate 7 episodes, 2019
Chazz Palminteri ...  Joe Bonanno 7 episodes, 2019
Tramell Tillman ...  Bobby Robinson 7 episodes, 2019
Roslyn Ruff ...  Delia Greene 6 episodes, 2019
Afi Bijou ...  Sister Marny 5 episodes, 2019
Dominic Fumusa ...  Father Louis / ... 5 episodes, 2019
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A gangster named Bumpy Johnson makes his way in Harlem during the 1960s. A TV prequel to the 2007 film, 'American Gangster', which centered on the criminal enterprise of Frank Lucas.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

29 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El padrino de Harlem See more »

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ABC Signature Studios See more »
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This is (sort of) a prequel to the Denzel Washington 2007 movie 'American Gangster'. In that movie, Denzel Washington portrays Frank Lucas, who, in real life, ends up seizing control of the Harlem heroin market and all of Harlem from the 'retiring' Bumpy Johnson portrayed by Forest Whitaker in this 2019 made for EPIX movie 'Godfather of Harlem'. However, in the 2007 movie 'American Gangster' he was portrayed by The Mod Squad's own Lincoln 'Link' Hayes - Clarence Williams III. See more »

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I liked it.
30 September 2019 | by iix-31422See all my reviews

I watched the first 2 episodes. Solid cast. Moving fast. Multi-level story lines. Beautifully shot. Adequate writing. Pretty darn good. Not sure about historical accuracy since this is all from "The legend of Bumpy Johnson" but who cares. I enjoyed watching it.


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