American Gangster

Directed By: Ben Burtt

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Product Overview

They fixed the World Series. They built Las Vegas. They terrorized America with their vicious murders and fearless robberies. They are men named Bugsy Siegal, Al Capone, John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Lucky Luciano. And, for the first time, The American Gangster tells the true story behind their ruthless rise to wealth and power. Filled with vintage film and actual photographs, The American Gangster is a gripping look at the birth of organized crime. From prohibition to prostitution, from gangland massacres to gambling empires, their most infamous deeds are chronicled in shocking detail. Even more explosive than the movies they inspired, such as Scarface and The Godfather, are the true histories of the brilliant, brutal gangsters who turned the American Dream into an ongoing nightmare.


Studio Sony
SKU 206568142
UPC 043396251571
UPC 14 00043396251571
Format DVD
Release Date 2/19/2008
True Story
Editors Note
Note From prohibition of alcohol to gambling and prostitution, this program examines the illegal businesses that made the first generation of American gangsters powerful and prosperous.
Plot Summary
Summary A documentary about the origins of organized crime in the United States, with a look at the activities of Al Capone, John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd, Luck Luciano and Bugsy Siegel.
Ben Burtt
Name Burtt,Ben
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Cast & Crew
Ben Burtt - Director
Dennis Farina - Narrated By
Marco D'Ambrosio - Original Music By
Ray Herbeck, Jr. - Writer
Ray Herbeck, Jr. - Producer
Technical Info
Catalog ID 25157
UPC 00043396251571
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 48 minutes
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
DVD, Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, Hi-fi Stereo, English, Subtitled, Documentary
Product Attributes
Actor Burtt,Ben
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Preston Jones, DVD Talk A colorful, evocative examination of the twisted success of these 20th century crime lords...
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