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Documentary - Completed 2008

Fact vs. Fiction. The truth behind the myth of the American Mafia and its godfathers, and their

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Director(s)
    • Ron MEYER
    • Writer(s)
    • Mark REEDER, Ron MEYER
    • Producer(s)
    • Jeff HAYNE (Mill Creek Entertainment), Kenny JAMES, Ron MEYER
    • Synopsis
    • With the assassination of JFK in Dallas in November 1963 and the fall of Cuba to Communism, America entered a new chapter in its history. It was also a time when the American mob was no longer defined by the once unyielding code of 'omerta' – the Sicilian code of silence – that was in effect from the Roaring Twenties through the Depression to the Cold War. The American mob began at the turn of the 20th-century as immigrants from Europe poured into New York City. Poor and isolated, these immigrant Jews, Irish and Italians banded together to develop their own version of the American dream ... A unique form of business: Organized Crime. Through newspapers and film the leaders of organized crime became household names, often glamorized as heroes.