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American Justice: Target - Mafia 

Bill Kurtis hosts this special seven part documentary series on the history of organized crime in America. Each episode focuses on a different facet of the Mafia and it's leaders from the 1930's to the 1990's.
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Series cast summary:
Bill Kurtis ...  Self - Narrator / ... 7 episodes, 1993
Stephen R. Fox Stephen R. Fox ...  Self - Historian 4 episodes, 1993
William Balsamo William Balsamo ...  Self - Mafia Historian 3 episodes, 1993
Vanni Capelli Vanni Capelli ...  Self - Journalist 3 episodes, 1993
Ed Becker Ed Becker ...  Self - Private Investigator 2 episodes, 1993
Nigel Hamilton Nigel Hamilton ...  Self - John F. Kennedy Biographer 2 episodes, 1993
Jack Anderson Jack Anderson ...  Self - Investigative Journalist 1 episode, 1993
William J. Bailey William J. Bailey ...  Author / ... 1 episode, 1993
Richard Billings Richard Billings ...  Self - Editorial Director of the House Assassinations Committee 1 episode, 1993
G. Robert Blakey G. Robert Blakey ...  Self - Chief Counsel of the House Assassinations Committee 1 episode, 1993
Charles Hardy Charles Hardy ...  Self - West Chester University 1 episode, 1993
Richard Lindberg Richard Lindberg ...  Self - Historian 1 episode, 1993
Sam Madell Sam Madell ...  Self - Union Activist 1 episode, 1993
Anthony J. Marsloe Anthony J. Marsloe ...  Self - U.S. Naval Intelligence 1 episode, 1993
Dean Mastrantoni Dean Mastrantoni ...  Mafia Boss 1 episode, 1993
Dan Moldea ...  Self - Author of 'The Hoffa Wars' 1 episode, 1993
Morton Saiger Morton Saiger ...  Self - Former Casino Host 1 episode, 1993
Gus Tyler Gus Tyler ...  Self - Assistant President: International Ladies Garment Workers Union 1 episode, 1993
Lou Weiner Lou Weiner ...  Self - Bugsy Siegel's Lawyer 1 episode, 1993
Joe Adonis Joe Adonis ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
José Alemán José Alemán ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Albert Anastasia Albert Anastasia ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Anthony Anastasia Anthony Anastasia ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Albert Anselmi Albert Anselmi ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Guy Bannister Guy Bannister ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Fulgencio Batista Fulgencio Batista ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Harry Bennett Harry Bennett ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Milton Berle ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Willie Morris Bioff Willie Morris Bioff ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Paul Boatin Paul Boatin ...  Self ('32 Hunger March) unknown episodes
Samuel Bronfman Samuel Bronfman ...  Self unknown episodes
George E. Browne George E. Browne ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Emil Camarda Emil Camarda ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Louis Campagna Louis Campagna ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Judith Campbell Exner ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Al Capone ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Louis Capone Louis Capone ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Enrico Caruso ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Fidel Castro ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Neville Chamberlain ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Frank Clark Frank Clark ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Jim Colosimo Jim Colosimo ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Harris Colt Harris Colt ...  (Witness, SS Normandy Fire) unknown episodes
Kenneth Corlew Kenneth Corlew ...  Self (Correctional Officer, Retd.) unknown episodes
Frank Costello Frank Costello ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Jesse E. Curry ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
James De Amato James De Amato ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Thomas E. Dewey ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Mickey Duffy Mickey Duffy ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Jimmy Durante ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Edward Monk Eastman Edward Monk Eastman ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Duke Ellington ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Benjamin Fein Benjamin Fein ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Henry Ford ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Frank Galluccio Frank Galluccio ...  Self unknown episodes
Carlo Gambino Carlo Gambino ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Vito Genovese Vito Genovese ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Sam Giancana ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
John Steele Gordon John Steele Gordon ...  Self (Business Columnist) unknown episodes
John Gotti ...  Self unknown episodes
Frank Guesenberg Frank Guesenberg ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Pete Guesenberg Pete Guesenberg ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Jake Guzik Jake Guzik ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Radcliffe Haffenden Radcliffe Haffenden ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
David Hennessey David Hennessey ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Adam Heyer Adam Heyer ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Virginia Hill ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Adolf Hitler ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Boo-Boo Hoff Boo-Boo Hoff ...  Self unknown episodes
Jimmy Hoffa ...  Self unknown episodes
Frank Hogan Frank Hogan ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
J. Edgar Hoover ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Lena Horne ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Tom Howard Tom Howard ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Elmer Irey Elmer Irey ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Jacqueline Kennedy ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
John F. Kennedy ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Joseph P. Kennedy ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Robert F. Kennedy ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Rose Kennedy ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Fiorello LaGuardia Fiorello LaGuardia ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Meyer Lansky ...  Self (archive footage) unknown episodes
Joseph Lanza Joseph Lanza ...  Self (archive footage) 5 episodes, 1993
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Bill Kurtis hosts this special seven part documentary series on the history of organized crime in America. Each episode focuses on a different facet of the Mafia and it's leaders from the 1930's to the 1990's.

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good summary, should have used different "mofia historian"
7 April 2015 | by jleininger-56609See all my reviews

I enjoyed this episode, except I would have liked to see a more serious and less "showy" mafia historian. William Balsamo seemed too much like a character than a true historian, that could be taken seriously. I always enjoy listening to the narrator, he is always good. I am just disappointed with William Balsamo taking away from the show. It actually would have been better without all his "commentary". Could have done without all that. But overall enjoyed it and it was informative. The rest of the historians did a very good job. I really feel strongly about how Balsamo took away from the reality of it. Not to mention I cannot trust the words of people who do not show their eyes, like wearing sunglasses on a documentary interview.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mafia: The History of the Mob in America See more »

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(5 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono
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