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    The Frank Matthews Story (2012)

    Richer than Frank Lucas. More powerful than the Mafia. He was the biggest drug dealer in America. In 1973 he jumped bail and disappeared with 15 million dollars. He has never been seen again. Nearly four decades later, the fate of Frank Matthews remains a complete mystery. It’s as if Matthews dropped off the […]

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    The Gambinos (1997)

    “The Gambinos Crime Family is one of the most recognizable criminal organizations in America. The family originated in the early 1900’s under the leadership of Salvatore D’Aquila. They became one of New York’s “Five Families” and participated in “The Commission,” the governing board for organized crime families established by Charlie “Lucky” Luciano. Salvatore D’Aquila […]

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    The Ivory Game (2016)

    A dank room comes into view with several people milling about. Spread throughout the entire floor and piled up against the walls are tons upon tons of dirty, fresh elephant tusks. People in a line pass down an individual tusk until it reaches the last person, who carefully stacks it on top of a […]

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    The Ku Klux Klan: A Secret History (1998)

    At times, it has been among the most powerful and largest fraternal organizations in America, boasting up to four million members. It has survived for more than a century by wrapping its doctrine of hate and intolerance around the sacred cloth of Christianity and the fabric of American patriotism. The Ku Klux Klan: A […]

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    The Light Bulb Conspiracy (2010)

    The Light Bulb Conspiracy uncovers how planned obsolescence has shaped our lives and economy since the 1920’s, when manufacturers deliberately started shortening the life of consumer products to increase demand. The film also profiles a new generation of consumers, designers and business people who have started challenging planned obsolescence as an unsustainable economic driver. […]

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    The Mafia with Trevor McDonald (2015)

    Trevor meets former members of the Mob, including assassins who casually admit to carrying out multiple murders and sickening acts of violence for the universally feared crime syndicate. “They committed unspeakable crimes,” says Sir Trevor, 75. “Yet these people describe what they did bluntly and with a touch of bizarre humour. “I really think […]

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    The Making of the Mob: New York (2015)

    From the chaos of the New York City streets, rises a legion of visionary gangsters. Vicious killers and criminal geniuses determined to create their own version of the American Dream. Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel, Vito Genovese and Frank Costello form alliances and revolutionize the underworld. Over a 50-year period, these ambitious, young […]

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    The Mark of Cain (2001)

    Sailing ships, stars, angels and executioners, The Mark of Cain chronicles the vanishing practice and language of Russian Criminal Tattoos. Captured in some of Russia’s most notorious prisons, including the fabled White Swan, the film traces the animus of the flowers of this carnal art by way of the brutality of it’s origins: the […]

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    The Mexican Mormon War (2012)

    VICE – The Mexican Mormon War – The cartels of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, are at war with a group of Mormons, some of whom are related to Mitt Romney. We went down there to document the conflict, meet Romney’s Mormon family, and find out more about how US policy is impacting the war on […]

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    The Mob and Michael DeGroote (2015)

    He is one of Canada’s wealthiest businessmen and a respected philanthropist. But when Michael DeGroote invested millions in a dream venture of Caribbean casinos, it led to a nightmare of death threats and revenge plots and the involvement of a leading Mafia Godfather.An explosive year-long investigation by the CBC and the Globe and Mail. […]

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    The Mob at Work (1984)

    Patterned after the model of the Family in Sicily, mafia activities in America centered in large industrial centers, such as New York and Chicago. Part of the mob’s success was its ability to deliver jobs. It was only natural that its influence would be felt in organized labor. The film looks at those ties […]

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    The Mob on the Run (1987)

    By Ned Day, Robert Stoldal, KLAS-TV, 1987. History of mob involvement in gambling in Las Vegas, 1931-1980s. Includes segments on Moe Dalitz, Allan Dorfman and the Teamsters Union, Tony “Big Tuna” Acordy and the Atlantic City mob, Frank Rosenthal, Tony Spilotro, and the Chicago mob. 0:00:00 Introduction 0:02:20 Founding Fathers 0:15:29 The Teamsters Jackpot […]