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The Gangster Chronicles 

The series follows the lives of the three main characters from their youth into becoming major criminal figures in 1920's America.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Michael Nouri ...  Charles 'Lucky' Luciano 13 episodes, 1981
Joe Penny ...  Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel 13 episodes, 1981
Brian Benben ...  Michael Lasker 13 episodes, 1981
Kathleen Lloyd ...  Stella Siegel 13 episodes, 1981
Madeleine Stowe ...  Ruth Lasker 13 episodes, 1981
Chad Redding Chad Redding ...  Joy Osler 13 episodes, 1981
Markie Post ...  Chris Brennan 13 episodes, 1981
Allan Arbus ...  Goodman 13 episodes, 1981
Louis Giambalvo ...  Al Capone 13 episodes, 1981
James Andronica James Andronica ...  Frank Costello 13 episodes, 1981
Robert Davi ...  Vito Genovese 13 episodes, 1981
Joseph Mascolo ...  Salvatore Maranzano 13 episodes, 1981
David Wilson ...  Vincent 'Mad Dog' Coll 13 episodes, 1981
Kenneth Tigar ...  Thomas E. Dewey 13 episodes, 1981
Richard S. Castellano ...  Giusseppe 'Joe the Boss' Masseria / ... 13 episodes, 1981
Jon Polito ...  Thomas 'Three Finger Brown' Lucchese 13 episodes, 1981
Jonathan Banks ...  Dutch Schultz 13 episodes, 1981
E.G. Marshall ...  Narrator 13 episodes, 1981
George DiCenzo ...  Rothstein 13 episodes, 1981
John Aprea ...  Albert Anastasia 13 episodes, 1981
Dominic Barto Dominic Barto ...  Giuseppe Morello 13 episodes, 1981
Terrence Beasor ...  Farmer (1981) 13 episodes, 1981
Martin Beck 13 episodes, 1981
Desiree Boschetti Desiree Boschetti ...  Charlie's Girlfriend 13 episodes, 1981
Michael Ensign ...  Owney Madden 13 episodes, 1981
Richard Foronjy ...  Umberto Valenti 13 episodes, 1981
Dan Frazer ...  Franklin D. Roosevelt 13 episodes, 1981
Bob Giovani Bob Giovani ...  Tommy Gagliano 13 episodes, 1981
Dana Goldstone Dana Goldstone ...  Bo Weinberg 13 episodes, 1981
Pierrino Mascarino ...  Paul Ricca 13 episodes, 1981
Ron Max Ron Max ...  Lepke 13 episodes, 1981
Vincent Milana Vincent Milana ...  Morrie Sherman 13 episodes, 1981
Muriel Minot ...  Farmer's Wife 13 episodes, 1981
Ben Mittleman Ben Mittleman ...  Moe Axelrod 13 episodes, 1981
James Purcell James Purcell ...  Joe Adonis 13 episodes, 1981
Thom Rachford Thom Rachford ...  Charlie Solomon 13 episodes, 1981
Joseph Ragno ...  Joseph Profaci 13 episodes, 1981
Joe Tornatore ...  Gaetano Reina 13 episodes, 1981
Al White ...  Big Joe Isson 13 episodes, 1981
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The series follows the lives of the three main characters from their youth into becoming major criminal figures in 1920's America.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gangster Chronicles See more »

Filming Locations:

Capitola, California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Runtime:

(13 episodes) |

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

The character of Michael Lasker was based on Meyer Lansky. The name was changed because Lansky was still living at the time. See more »

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Edited into Gangster Wars (1981) See more »

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2 July 2009 | by hhalukkilicSee all my reviews

I watched this series when I was 13. I remembered I watched them all in one weekend and it was beta video tape format and guess around 12 tapes. As I have personal interest in Mafia movies and series I can easily say this is one of the best mafia series I have ever watched. Micheal Nouri , Joe Panny and Brian Benben was great and espeacially Johnathan Banks as Dutch Shultz was extraordinary. It was a true story of orginise crime in New York from 1900 to 1930's and foundation of orginise crime in USA. The hit of Joe Masseria in Coney Island restaurant and hit of Dutch Shultz in a phonebox was unforgettable scenes. You can not compare this series with now a days phenomenon Sopranos because yes Sopranos is really great however it is fiction but Gangster Chronichles based on a true story and events. I would be really happy to watch it again but there is no DVD or VHS format of the series is available anywhere.


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