Godfather of Harlem (2019– )
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Bumpy blackmails the mob in an effort to secure safety for himself and his family; President John F. Kennedy is assasinated; Teddy performs at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.

Director:

Joe Chappelle

Writers:

Chris Brancato (created by), Paul Eckstein (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Forest Whitaker ... Ellsworth 'Bumpy' Johnson
Nigel Thatch ... Malcolm X (as Nigél Thatch)
Ilfenesh Hadera ... Mayme Johnson
Lucy Fry ... Stella Gigante
Kelvin Harrison Jr. ... Teddy Greene
Rafi Gavron ... Ernie Nunzi
Antoinette Crowe-Legacy ... Elise Johnson
Giancarlo Esposito ... Congressman Adam Clayton Powell
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Vincent 'Chin' Gigante
Chazz Palminteri ... Joe Bonanno
Paul Sorvino ... Frank Costello
Erik LaRay Harvey ... Del Chance
Elvis Nolasco ... Nat Pettigrew
Kevin Corrigan ... Bennie Eggs
Clifton Davis ... Honorable Elijah Muhammad
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In the Season One Finale, when Bumpy blackmails the mob in an effort to secure the safety of himself and his family, it doesn't go as planned. President John F. Kennedy is assassinated. Teddy performs at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.

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Crime | Drama

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On the Inside
Written by Ahmar Bailey, Marcus Bennett, 21 Savage
Performed by Godfather of Harlem feat. 21 Savage
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Predictable Finale Wraps up a Half-Decent 1st Season
2 December 2019 | by asphyxion_See all my reviews

If you've been watching since the first episode, you're probably already 100% aware of how this season ends. There's nothing revelatory or twisty enough to really be considered unexpected; people die that you've been expecting to die and there's no real major plot development except for the relationship between Bumpy and the 5 families. It was a predictable but solid finale for the show's freshman season and now we'll have to wait a year before we get anymore Bumpy in our lives.

All in all, Godfather of Harlem was an addictive, binge worthy romp through '60s Harlem despite all of its hackneyed and cliched dialogue, plot twists and character development. If you're a fan of the gangster genre you'll enjoy GOH, just don't expect a flawless masterpice like The Sopranos or The Wire.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2019 (USA) See more »

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