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    Cocaine Cowboys (2006)

    More of a real-life exploitation film than a bonafide documentary, Cocaine Cowboys is tailor-made for anyone who worships Brian De Palma’s Scarface. It’s no surprise that this slick, energetic film found a niche audience among crime-obsessed hip-hoppers; from a journalistic perspective it’s an irresponsible mess, but director Billy Corben is obviously more interested in […]

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    Cocaine Cowboys 2 (2008)

    Charles Cosby’s life is changed forever when he writes a fan letter to the “Cocaine Godmother” Griselda Blanco, who is serving time in a federal prison. Six months later, Cosby is a multi-millionaire, Blanco’s lover, and the head of her $40 million a year cocaine business. Also known as “The Black Widow” for her […]

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    Cops, Criminals, Corruption: The Inside Story (2016)

    Organised crime is the single biggest threat to the integrity of the police. With exclusive interviews and never-before-seen footage, Panorama has the inside story of how an organised crime syndicate arranged a hit on three police officers. Also speaking publicly for the first time are the law enforcement officials who tapped the phones of […]

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    Crime Lords of Tokyo

    Explorer takes an evocative look at Tokyo’s infamous organized crime syndicate known as the yakuza. We’ll go inside this secretive underworld to meet the real yakuza, and the law enforcement officers responsible for tracking them down. Incredible personal stories and candid interviews reveal a corrupt organization with its own code of honor and ethics. […]

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    Dealers in Death: Murder and Mayhem in America (1984)

    Broderick Crawford hosts this look at the personal lives and underworld dealings of some of America’s most notorious gangsters of the 1920s and 1930s. Dealers in Death examines the violent life of legendary crime lord Al Capone; the best-known bank robber of the 20th century, John Dillenger; the man convicted of killing the Lindberg […]

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    Detroit Mob Confidential (2009)

    Detroit Mob Confidential explores the history of Detroit’s La Cosa Nostra Family, which, in many ways, is the most successful crime family in the United States. Detroit’s family has had only 2 Dons, the current boss has served for 30 years and is the longest serving mob Don in America. The documentary consists of […]

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    Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty (2014)

    For Drug Lord: The Legend Of Shorty, director Angus MacQueen and his co-director/translator Guillermo Galdos embark on a gimmicky quest for someone between Roger Smith and Osama bin Laden on the achievability scale—but a lot more dangerous. Their target: El Chapo Guzmán, the billionaire head of the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico, the country’s top […]

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    El Chapo: CEO of Crime (2013)

    Joaquín Guzmán, better known as El Chapo or Shorty is officially the worlds most powerful drug trafficker. From rags to riches in less than a decade, he managed to turn a startup operation into an international criminal empire. El Chapo has been described as “the Osama Bin Laden of drug traffic… beforeitsnews IMDB (unrated) […]

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    Excellent Cadavers (2005)

    Marco Turco’s 2005 documentary Excellent Cadavers recounts the post-World War II history of the Sicilian mafia to challenge the myths that surround it. Based on Alexander Stille’s book of the same title, the film undermines the notion that la cosa nostra only affects those within its ranks and instead represents the mafia as a […]

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    Flesh and Blood: The story of the Krays (1991)

    A profile of Ronnie and Reggie Kray, two of the most notorious East End gangsters of the early 60s, as told by their family, friends and enemies. The brothers’ reign of terror, which included extortion rackets, fraud and murder, was brought to an end when they were imprisoned for life, and later inspired the […]

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    Greensboro’s Child (2002)

    November 3, 1979. Greensboro, North Carolina. Willena Cannon, a lifelong civil rights activist and member of the Workers Viewpoint Organization, helped arrange a “Death to The Klan” rally and conference. As she and her 10-year old son, Kwame, began to participate, the worst possible scenario became a reality. With police suspiciously absent, a caravan […]

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    Gypsy Child Thieves (2009)

    If you’ve travelled in Europe you will know the dangers of the Roma, or Gypsy, children who stake out the major tourist centres and swarm around visitors aiming to stealing their money, credit cards and other valuables. Now Producer Liviu Tipurita, using hidden cameras and some remarkable detective skills, shows how these children operate. […]