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Making of the Mob, is an eight-part docudrama that begins in 1905 and spans more than 50 years, tracing the original five families that led to the modern American Mafia, including the rise ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Ian Bell ...  Meyer Lansky 16 episodes, 2015-2016
Craig Thomas Rivela ...  Vito Genovese 9 episodes, 2015-2016
Rich Graff ...  Lucky Luciano 8 episodes, 2015
John Binder John Binder ...  Himself - Author, The Chicago Outfit 8 episodes, 2016
Michael Kotsohilis ...  Al Capone 8 episodes, 2016
Jason Fitch ...  Tony 'Joe' Accardo 8 episodes, 2016
Jack Barry ...  Bugs Moran 8 episodes, 2016
Paolo Rotondo ...  Johnny Torrio 8 episodes, 2016
Christopher Valente ...  Paul Ricca 8 episodes, 2016
Owen Black ...  Frank Nitti 8 episodes, 2016
Stephen Lovatt ...  Dean O'Banion 8 episodes, 2016
Kip Chapman ...  Hymie Weiss 8 episodes, 2016
Andrew Robertt ...  Frankie Yale 8 episodes, 2016
Robin Kerr Robin Kerr ...  Elliot Ness 8 episodes, 2016
Emmett Skilton ...  Sam Giancana 8 episodes, 2016
Amelia Reynolds ...  Mae Coughlan 8 episodes, 2016
George Harrison Xanthis ...  Frank Capone 8 episodes, 2016
Josh Harriman Josh Harriman ...  Ralph Capone 8 episodes, 2016
Andre King Andre King ...  Big Jim Colosimo 8 episodes, 2016
John Leigh ...  Jimmy Hoffa 8 episodes, 2016
Toby Leach Toby Leach ...  William Dever 8 episodes, 2016
Andrew Grainger Andrew Grainger ...  Big Bill Thompson 8 episodes, 2016
Ido Drent ...  Mike D'Angelo / ... 8 episodes, 2016
Cohen Holloway ...  Jack McGurn 8 episodes, 2016
Meyer Lansky Meyer Lansky ...  Himself / ... 8 episodes, 2015-2016
Evan Boymel ...  Louis 'Lepke' Buchalter 8 episodes, 2015
Anthony DiCarlo ...  Frank Costello 8 episodes, 2015
Carl Drake ...  Detective 8 episodes, 2015
Taylor M. Graham Taylor M. Graham ...  Genovese's Mobster 8 episodes, 2015
Gus Zucco Gus Zucco ...  Albert Anastasia 8 episodes, 2015
Frank Calabrese Jr. Frank Calabrese Jr. ...  Himself - Former Outfit Associate 7 episodes, 2016
Laurence Bergreen Laurence Bergreen ...  Himself - Author, Capone: The Man and the Era 7 episodes, 2016
William Forsythe ...  Himself - Actor, The Untouchables / ... 7 episodes, 2016
Ricky Montano Ricky Montano ...  18th St Gangster / ... 7 episodes, 2015
Jonathan C. Stewart Jonathan C. Stewart ...  Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel 7 episodes, 2015
Brad Twigg Brad Twigg ...  Bootlegger / ... 7 episodes, 2015


Making of the Mob, is an eight-part docudrama that begins in 1905 and spans more than 50 years, tracing the original five families that led to the modern American Mafia, including the rise of Charles Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky and Benjamin Bugsy Siegel. Written by Niels Bouckenooghe

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Release Date:

15 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Making of the Mob: New York See more »

Filming Locations:

Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Did You Know?


In episode 5, 16 minutes in, an American flag with 50 stars was displayed. In the 1920's the flag had only 48 stars. See more »


Featured in History Buffs: The Untouchables (2018) See more »

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Entertaining but not entirely accurate....
1 July 2015 | by s3276169See all my reviews

The Making of the Mob: New York is an entertaining but not entirely accurate portrayal of the rise of prominent mob figures Lucky Luciano and Myer Lansky in early 20th century New York.

Its an interesting tale that employs acting, as opposed to utilizing a documentary format. Ray Liotta is a great choice for narrator, with his gravelly, New York accent and gangster film pedigree.

The approach however does take dramatic license and there are some historical inaccuracies that means this series is part fact, part fiction. There is little to suggest, for example, Lucky Luciano was dining with Joe Masseria at the time of the latter's execution. The role of Nucky Johnson in the mob underworld of the time is not properly explained or placed in context either. Johnson was not a mobster but instead a corrupt politician.

If you accept the limitations present in this series it is, in most respects, an entertaining, colourful romp through early US gangster land. The acting is of a good standard and the story is presented in an engaging and lively manner. Seven out of ten from me.

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