“The Making of the Mob: New York” Spans over 50 Years Tracing the Rise of Mobsters

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01 July 2015
The Making of the Mob
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“The Making of the Mob: New York”
Monday, July 6 at 10 PM ET/PT on AMC

          In this episode, “A Rising Threat,” Charles “Lucky” Luciano’s decision to go into the prostitution business gives Thomas Dewey the opportunity he’s been waiting for. Using the new technology of wiretapping, Dewey has Luciano arrested and puts the most powerful mobster in the country on trial.

Trailer: Mob Mondays: The Making of the Mob: New York
For 8 Mondays in a row, AMC is airing one of the greatest mob movies of all time, followed by the premiere of an all-new episode of The Making of the Mob: New York. On Monday, July 6, Casino airs at 6/5c, followed by The Making of the Mob: New York at 10/9c. Only on AMC.

         “The Making of the Mob: New York” is an eight-part series, narrated by Ray Liotta, that begins in 1905 and spans over 50 years to trace the rise of the following mobsters, among others: 

Charles "Lucky" Luciano
Born Salvatore Lucania in Sicily, Charles “Lucky” Luciano (played by Rick Graff) was one of the most powerful and enduring kingpins of the modern American mafia.

Meyer Lansky
A math wizard with an eighth-grade education, Meyer Lansky (played by Ian Bell) was one of the architects of modern organized crime as well as one of its wealthiest practitioners.

Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel
Perhaps the most (in)famous of 20th Century mobsters, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel (played by Jonathon Stewart Jr.) lived an outsized life and died an outsized death.

Frank Costello
As the boss of the Luciano family for twenty years, Frank Costello (played by Anthony DiCarlo) wielded immense power while taking an understated approach to business.

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