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The Mafia and SEAL Team 6 joining forces?

By David Amoruso

What is it about the Mafia and hunting terrorists? A couple of weeks ago we had a former Philadelphia mob boss who told us that he’d kill every terrorist and hang their dead bodies in front of their homes – if the government paid him enough – and now we have “Big Pussy” getting together with the “man who shot Osama bin Laden.”

“Had a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 21, 2017 at 9:19am — No Comments

American Made: Tom Cruise stars as Barry Seal, the drug smuggler who worked for Escobar’s Medellin Cartel

By David Amoruso

Call it Top Gun on cocaine! In American Made actor Tom Cruise plays pilot Barry Seal, a man who is offered a job smuggling drugs for the Medellin drug cartel led by Pablo Escobar and starts working as an…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 9, 2017 at 6:36am — No Comments

Gangsters Inc.'s Showbiz

Organized crime is big business. And not just of the illegal kind. Each year, millions are made by film studios, writers, and media giants by turning stories about stone cold gangsters and Mafiosi in cold hard dollars.

We at Gangsters Inc. thoroughly enjoy these products and decided to shine some light on them in this section. This is where we discuss the true story behind some…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 27, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

The story behind the documentary: Back Home, Years Ago: The Real Casino

Filmmaker Joseph Alexandre’s fascination with the true story behind Martin Scorsese’s mob epic Casino started long before the movie’s release. It all began in the 1980s, while he was working at a Chicago style pizzeria and heard about “the guy,” a man who came around with his College Bowl picks. That “guy” was Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 16, 2017 at 2:51am — No Comments

The Godfather cast reunites at Tribeca Film Festival

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The gang is back together! The entire (surviving) cast of The Godfather will reunite for one special evening. Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire and the man behind the camera Francis Ford Coppola will come together on April 29 for the Tribeca Film Festival’s closing-night…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 9, 2017 at 10:02am — No Comments

Gangsters Inc. interviews

When it comes to organized crime, Gangsters Inc. prefers to get its information straight from the main source. Interviewing gangsters, Mafiosi, cops, FBI agents, journalists, and writers is the way to get to the bottom of the seedy underworld. Especially one on one.

Here are a few of our interviews:…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 8, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments

Owner of Rao’s and notable actor Frank Pellegrino Sr. dies at age 72 – Starred in The Sopranos and Law & Order

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Frank Pellegrino Sr. passed away on Tuesday at age 72. He had been diagnosed with cancer last year. Pellegrino Sr. is best known among the general public for his role as FBI Bureau Chief Frank Cubitoso on HBO’s The Sopranos…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 1, 2017 at 9:26am — No Comments

Gangsters Inc. at the movies: Live by Night starring Ben Affleck as Prohibition-era gangster

By David Amoruso

Ah, the Roaring Twenties, how we can’t get enough of those glorious times when women were broads, men were fellas, and everyone dressed to the nines while sipping some illegal brew during Prohibition. Hollywood knows this all too…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 1, 2017 at 3:00am — No Comments

Pablo Escobar returns in 'even better' season 2 of Narcos

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Pablo Escobar makes his triumphant return Friday, September 2, in the second season of Narcos on Netflix, but just as the iconic drug lord makes his comeback, it is clear he will also bid us farewell. We saw him rise and nearly fall in the first season of the critically acclaimed television series. This season, we will…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 26, 2016 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Jennifer Lopez to star as drug lord Griselda Blanco in new HBO movie

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Global super star Jennifer Lopez will play the role of Colombian drug kingpin Griselda Blanco in an upcoming HBO film about her notorious and violent life of crime in Colombia and the United States. Lopez enjoys success as both an actress and musician and currently stars in the NBC drama Shades of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 11, 2016 at 8:09am — No Comments

EXCLUSIVE: Gotti film cast and crew get together for big celebratory dinner – New cast members revealed

By David Amoruso

One big family! The cast and crew behind the upcoming motion picture about New York mob boss John Gotti Sr. got together this weekend for a celebratory dinner marking the start of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 26, 2016 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

Star actress who met with El Chapo fears Mexican government is spying on her

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

This girl was in way over her pretty little head. Actress Kate del Castillo made headlines last year when she – together with Hollywood actor Sean Penn – had a face-to-face meeting with…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 19, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

How guards keep assaulting inmates without consequences

By David Amoruso

Violence and abuse of power behind prison walls remains a systemic problem. In a nine-count indictment unsealed Tuesday, two Mississippi correctional officers were charged with beating an inmate and a third was charged with helping to cover it up. The case highlights a common crime that rarely results in serious consequences for…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 24, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Gangsters Inc. at the movies: Marauders (2016)

By David Amoruso

A crime flick starring Bruce Willis? Count us in! Due to hit theaters on July 14, Marauders tells the story of an FBI agent (played by Christopher Meloni) who is on the trail of a crew of elite bank robbers who – in true Robin Hood fashion - give the stolen loot to charity. As the agent investigates further, he discovers a trail of secrets that…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 2, 2016 at 11:36am — No Comments

EXCLUSIVE: TJ English’s Cuban mob book The Corporation to be turned into film starring Benicio Del Toro

By David Amoruso (A Gangsters Inc. Exclusive)

Get ready for a blockbuster mob movie! The film rights to T.J. English’s upcoming book The Corporation, about the Cuban mob in America, have been sold to Paramount and Appian Way. Academy Award-winning actor Benicio Del Toro is set to star.

“The story of the Cuban mob in the U.S. really is…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 8, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Chicago mob expert Gus Russo comes to Mob Museum

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Author and Chicago Mafia expert Gus Russo will visit the Mob Museum in Las Vegas on April 19 to discuss the Outfit’s history and its most notorious bosses during a new edition of Author Talk. The event starts at 7 p.m. and will be concluded with a book signing by Russo. Admission is free for members.

Giancana.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 28, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments

Profile: Genovese family capo Joseph Denti Jr.

By David Amoruso

Joseph Denti Jr. is an alleged captain in the Genovese crime family’s New Jersey branch. His father – who was also a Genovese mobster - worked the Bronx streets as a loan shark. In the 1970s he forged friendships with several actors, chief among them…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 25, 2016 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Hollywood tells story of Chicago bosses Accardo & Giancana

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Film director Michael Mann is teaming up with bestselling author Don Winslow to co-create an original novel about Chicago Outfit mob bosses …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 19, 2016 at 9:15am — No Comments

Gangsters Inc. at the movies: Scarpa

By David Amoruso

Gregory Scarpa was known as one of the most prolific hitmen in the history of the American Mafia. Nicknamed The Grim Reaper, he left a trail of dead bodies during his years in New York’s Colombo crime family. Strangely enough, at the exact same time he was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 15, 2016 at 9:56am — No Comments

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