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Godfather of Harlem 

TV-MA | | Crime, Drama | TV Series (2019– )
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A gangster named Bumpy Johnson makes his way in Harlem during the 1960s. A TV prequel to the 2007 film, 'American Gangster', which centered on the criminal enterprise of Frank Lucas.
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Series cast summary:
Forest Whitaker ...  Bumpy Johnson 11 episodes, 2019
Lucy Fry ...  Stella Gigante / ... 11 episodes, 2019
Nigel Thatch ...  Malcolm X 10 episodes, 2019
Ilfenesh Hadera ...  Mayme Johnson 10 episodes, 2019
Kelvin Harrison Jr. ...  Teddy Greene 10 episodes, 2019
Antoinette Crowe-Legacy ...  Elise 10 episodes, 2019
Giancarlo Esposito ...  Congressman Powell 10 episodes, 2019
Vincent D'Onofrio ...  Vincent 'Chin' Gigante 10 episodes, 2019
Erik LaRay Harvey ...  Del Chance 10 episodes, 2019
Rafi Gavron ...  Ernie Nunzi 9 episodes, 2019
Paul Sorvino ...  Frank Costello 9 episodes, 2019
Elvis Nolasco ...  Nat Pettigrew 9 episodes, 2019
Demi Singleton ...  Margaret Johnson 9 episodes, 2019
Markuann Smith ...  Junie Byrd 9 episodes, 2019
Chazz Palminteri ...  Joe Bonanno 7 episodes, 2019
Kevin Corrigan ...  Bennie Eggs 7 episodes, 2019
Korey Jackson ...  Livingston Wingate 7 episodes, 2019
Tramell Tillman ...  Bobby Robinson 6 episodes, 2019
Roslyn Ruff ...  Delia Greene 6 episodes, 2019
Kathrine Narducci ...  Olympia Gigante 5 episodes, 2019
Afi Bijou ...  Sister Marny 5 episodes, 2019
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The "true story" of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson, who in the early 1960s returned from ten years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy must take on the Genovese crime family to regain control. Written by AnonymusB

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This is (sort of) a prequel to the Denzel Washington 2007 movie 'American Gangster'. In that movie, Denzel Washington portrays Frank Lucas, who, in real life, ends up seizing control of the Harlem heroin market and all of Harlem from the 'retiring' Bumpy Johnson portrayed by Forest Whitaker in this 2019 made for EPIX movie 'Godfather of Harlem'. However, in the 2007 movie 'American Gangster' he was portrayed by The Mod Squad's own Lincoln 'Link' Hayes - Clarence Williams III. See more »

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References Selma (2014) See more »

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Got everything but
30 September 2019 | by Jason_OffSee all my reviews

I am not sure how to review this, it should be great, amazing even but it just lacks the atmosphere you tend to associate with a mob film or series. Everything is a little rushed, the build up, the confrontations, the action, leaving a feeling of a lack of depth and seriousness.

Sadly even after 2 episodes I find myself without any interest in any of the characters. I will continue watching in the hope things improve.


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29 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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