American Gangster

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History Documentary hosted by William Hootkins, published by Discovery Channel in 2000 - English narration

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The "war to end all wars" was over, but a new one was just beginning - on the streets of America. In one big city alone - Chicago - an estimated 1,300 gangs had spread like a deadly virus by the mid-1920s. By 1926, more than 12,000 murders were taking place every year across America. With the bootlegging and speakeasies the "Roaring Twenties" also saw bank robbery, kidnapping, auto theft, gambling, and drug trafficking become increasingly common crimes. Some gangsters, perhaps most notably Al Capone, have become infamous. 2003 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Al Capone. Capone went on to leave a lasting impression on western culture - the American Gangster. Produced and directed by Chris Lent Produced by Aimimage Productions Ltd. for The Learning Channel MM

[edit] The Promised Land

In the early 1900's, highly organised gangs emerged to rule the streets, as the gangster life became a quick road out of poverty.

[edit] Bootleg Years

When the manufacture, sale and distribution of alcohol was banned in 1920, a bootlegging industry flourished overnight. It was highly organized ; it was trans-national ; it generated millions of dollars. And it gave birth to the Mob.

[edit] The Mob Underground

How the Mob operated like an underworld business corporate is the most fascinating part of the Gangster story. It began in 1930s New York by Salvatore 'Charlie Lucky' Luciano.

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Video Codec: XviD ISO MPEG-4
Video Bitrate: 2042 kbps
Video Resolution: 720x544
Video Aspect Ratio: 1.324:1
Frames Per Second: 25.000
Audio Codec: 0x2000 (Dolby AC3) AC3
Audio Bitrate: 192kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 50:11.840
Number Of Parts: 3
Part Size: 805 MB
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