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Crime Inc: The Real Story of the Mafia (7 Parts)

Synopsis
The story of the Mafia told with the use of interviews with former mafia boss, Jimmy the Weasel Fratianno, archive home movies and FBI surveillance footage. Originally shown as a 7-part television series.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2002
Year of production
1984
Notes
Broadcast in 7 parts on Thames Television in 1984.
Subjects
Sociology
Keywords
criminology; drug trafficking; gambling; Mafia; surveillance

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£24.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
360 min
Year
2002

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
360 min
Year
2002

Sections

Title
All in the family
Synopsis
Looks at the men who make up the Mafia

Title
Making of the Mob
Synopsis
The history of the mob from the government’s prohibition of aclohol that gave the mob its start in America to the present and the lucrative illegal drug market.

Title
Racket busters
Synopsis
Focuses on the men who try to break up the mob, from G-Men to FBI informers.

Title
Birthright of gangsters
Synopsis
Examines the link between organised crime and gambling.

Title
Mob at work, The
Synopsis
Investigates the ties between the Mafia and organised labour.

Title
Make it legitimate
Synopsis
Shows how the mob uses legitimate business to protect their illegal activities.

Title
Old mob and the new, The
Synopsis
Reveals how the mob’s involvement in drug sales has caused violent deaths in the American government’s war on drugs.

Production Company

Name

Thames Television

Notes
See: GL Education (www.gl-education.com/)

Distributor

 

Available from retail outlets

Name

Second Sight Films Ltd

Email
info@secondsightfilms.co.uk
Web
http://www.secondsightfilms.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8977 0553
Fax
020 8977 1470
Address
16 Connaught Road
Teddington
London
TW11 0PS
Notes
A UK DVD distributor of celebrated classics and cult cinema from around the world, as well as some television titles. Sale via retail outlets.

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