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The Making of the Mob: New York (2015)




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A docudrama chronicling the roots of New York City's Five Families and organised crime in America. Beginning in 1905 and spanning over 50 years, the series opens with Charles "Lucky" Luciano (Rich Graff) arriving in New York City, and teaming with Meyer Lansky (Ian Bell) and Bugsy Siegel (Jonathan C Stewart).


Ian Bell
as Meyer Lansky
Jonathan Stewart
as Bugsy Siegel
Rich Graff
as Lucky Luciano
Anthony DiCarlo
as Frank Costello
Craig Rivela
as Vito Genovese
John Stewart
as Bugsy Siegel
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Critic Reviews for The Making of the Mob: New York

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (4)

Many Mafia classics have been faulted for glamorizing the criminal lifestyle; in that respect, the plodding "Making of the Mob" is a good antidote.

June 17, 2015 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

It's all handsomely produced and cogently told, even if the soundtrack and dramatizing can sometimes be akin to over-baked zitti.

June 11, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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The Mafia is one of those subjects in which fiction is stronger than truth. Although The Making of the Mob tries hard, it still feels like a pale imitation of the fake thing.

June 10, 2015 | Full Review…

Mobster history series is entertaining, really violent.

June 23, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A lot of notorious names are shown doing bad things during The Making of the Mob, but sitting through the first few hours, it's that stoop-to-conquer mentality, more than anything else, that really seems criminal.

June 12, 2015 | Full Review…
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