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Gotti family takes film director on Mafia tour through city

By David Amoruso

The life of John Gotti, America’s most famous mob boss since Al Capone, will hit the big screen and his family is making sure it will be done right. Gotti’s wife and son are giving actor John Travolta and director Kevin Connolly full access to what was once the Teflon Don’s inner sanctum.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 30, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

With Broome Street Boys director brings back gritty mob flick

By David Amoruso

The gangster movie genre owes a lot to Italian-American directors like Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppolla. Soon we can add Matteo Ribaudo to that list. His words. Shoot for the moon and you might just hit a star. That’s his motto. With his new film Broome Street Boys this fresh director plans to make his mark and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 15, 2015 at 3:29pm — No Comments

The Truth Behind Movie Classic Goodfellas

By David Amoruso

Hollywood loves gangsters. Not because film makers condone their crimes, but because their stories make them lots of money. It’s difficult to name any other genre that has so many titles based on a true story. Yet,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 22, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

TRAILER: Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger

The trailer of Black Mass has been released and shows Johnny Depp as infamous Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger. The film is based on the book Black Mass and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 25, 2015 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Crime Beat: Milwaukee Mafia, Hollywood drug deals, more

Crime Beat: Issues, Controversies And Personalities From The Dark Side on Artist First Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for April 30, 2015, through July 16, 2015. Topics covered include The Queen of True Crime, The Milwaukee Mafia, drug dealing in Hollywood, Hip Hop and the recording industry, going undercover in the drug…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 23, 2015 at 4:59am — No Comments

Profile: Armenian Power leader Mher Darbinyan

By David Amoruso

It ain’t easy being a gangster in Los Angeles. The City of Angels is known as the birthplace of many notorious gangs like the Crips, Bloods, and La Eme. African-Americans and Latinos rule the streets where gang shootings are an everyday occurrence. Surprisingly it was this hostile environment that gave birth to Armenian Power, a gang…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 23, 2015 at 6:24am — No Comments

The Truth Behind Movie Classic Casino

By David Amoruso

Hollywood loves gangsters. Not because film makers condone their crimes, but because their stories make them lots of money. It’s difficult to name any other genre that has so many titles based on a true story. Yet, despite this label, the true story often gets twisted to fit the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 10, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

James Gandolfini’s final farewell in true gangster style

By David Amoruso

James Gandolfini made an everlasting impression on millions of people around the globe with his iconic role as mob boss Anthony Soprano in television series The Sopranos. His unexpected death on June 19,2013, came too soon. But through his roles on television and in movies Gandolfini lives on. His last movie, The Drop,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 8, 2014 at 8:35am — 3 Comments

Will Johnny Depp’s Whitey Bulger stick to the facts?

By David Amoruso

Hollywood loves gangsters. Not because film makers condone their crimes, but because their stories make them lots of money. It’s difficult to name any other genre that has so many titles based on a true story. Yet, despite this label, the true story often gets twisted to fit the silver screen. That is why Gangsters Inc. shares its…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 18, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Omerta in Italy officially “sleeps with the fishes”

By David Amoruso

Italy officially has 1,150 informants and 82 witnesses under interior ministry protection. Italy’s Deputy Interior Minister Filippo Bubbico shared these numbers with the anti-mafia parliament commission yesterday.

The writing has been on the wall for decades now, but with these numbers Gangsters Inc. is officially declaring…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 9, 2014 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

Hong Kong Triads and 'their' lucrative movie industry

By David Amoruso

Michael Bay has run into some problems while filming Transformers 4 on location in Hong Kong. He’s been the victim of two separate extortion attempts in as many weeks. One attempt even featured a member of a Triad. The Triads, the Chinese version of the Mafia, have a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 24, 2013 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Top 5 of True Stand Up Wiseguys

By David Amoruso

Joseph Massino, the first New York mob boss to become a cooperating witness, feels he has earned a release from prison. This week, the New York Daily News reported that the FBI agrees and asked the judge to reduce the former Bonanno big wig’s life sentence as a reward for his unprecedented cooperation. “As the first official boss of the American Mafia to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 13, 2013 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

The Kennedys: Whiskey Barons in the White House

By George Hassett

As the Italian Mafia rose in power across the country, a less organized but just as powerful underworld of Irish corruption was beginning to take shape. At the top of this hierarchy of politics and payoffs was an unlikely figure – a man celebrated as the patriarch of America’s greatest political dynasty. Joe Kennedy may have led his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 17, 2013 at 1:45pm — 2 Comments

The Time I Hurt Mobster Henry Hill’s Feelings

By David Amoruso

A year before his death, mobster-turned-snitch-turned-celebrity Henry Hill almost blew off an appearance on a radio show because of a comment I made about him. The whole incident gives some nice insight into the ego of a glorified street hustler and the powerful influence of fame.

After becoming a celebrity when his book “…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 14, 2012 at 11:00am — 10 Comments

Organized Crime History: Did the Mafia Turn the United States into a Better Country?

By Clarence Walker



"Those who try to lead the people can only do so by following the mob" - Oscar Wilde.



As people our life's value lies in our contribution to a greater good by taking a stand to become part of something on this earth much greater than ourselves. With passion, taking risks, we as people can help make the world a better place…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 31, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments

Get Ready For Some Silver Screen Gangsterism!

By David Amoruso

Posted on December 14, 2010



Get ready for some gangster violence on the silver screen cause Hollywood has some killer movies on the way!



The Italian-American mobster has fascinated movie audiences for decades and Hollywood stayed loyal to its favorite movie gangster for quite some time. But now it seems a new gangster has stepped in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 14, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

How the Chicago Outfit made its Hollywood dreams come true



By David Amoruso



The 1930s through to the 1940s are known as the Golden Age for Hollywood. During those days eight major studios controlled the entire movie industry from top to bottom. They would make the movie and distribute it via their own theatres. But the big studios were also held in a choke hold by the American mob, which managed to extort millions of dollars from the movie moguls.



Willie Bioff and George…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 30, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

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