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Format: DVD
Sku: 206568142
UPC: 043396251571
UPC 14: 00043396251571
Category Keywords: Cops  Documentary  Seventies  Sixties  True Story
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Narrated by Dennis Farina.
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.

"A colorful, evocative examination of the twisted success of these 20th century crime lords...  Preston Jones, DVD Talk

Editor's 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.


Video Features DVD, Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, Hi-fi Stereo, English, Subtitled, Documentary

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 2/19/2008
Video Play Time Running Time: 48 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1992
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 25157
Video UPC UPC: 00043396251571
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Ben Burtt - Director
Video Cast Info Dennis Farina - Narrated By
Video Cast Info Marco D'Ambrosio - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Ray Herbeck, Jr. - Writer
Video Cast Info Ray Herbeck, Jr. - Producer
Plot 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.

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Burtt,Ben
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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