Crime Inc.: The True Story of the Mafia, Part 2 - Making of the Mob
From Warner Home Video, this dark exposé is an in-depth look into the shady underworld of the Mob. Starting with the government's prohibition of alcohol that gave the mob its foothold in the underbelly of America, to the illicit high-stakes drug wars that take place on the streets of today, this production shows the gangsters and thugs that rose to notoriety within the violent world of organized crime. Filmed in color and black-and-white with hi-fi sound, this Crime Inc. video is the "start of an empire" for the Thames Video Collection and HBO.
Crime Inc.: The True Story of the Mafia, Part 3 - Racket Busters
This program is volume three in a seven-part series that investigates the history and activities of the Mafia. Owing its rise to power to the Prohibition Era and the public's desire for illicit substances, organized crime has since branched out into many other ventures, both legal and illegal. In this volume, the subject is the law enforcement network, and its efforts to control the racketeering activities of the Mafia. Archival news clips, photographs, and personal accounts illustrate some of the highlights of the fight by the F.B.I. and its allies against the corruption of organized crime.
Crime Inc.: The True Story of the Mafia, Part 4 - Birthright of Gangsters
This video is part of a series that investigates the history and activities of organized crime in America. The migration of Sicilians to America brought with it members of the Family, a highly organized subculture that controlled the political power structure of the western region of Italy. The concept transferred well to America, in both New York and Chicago. This volume looks at the success of the mafia in the gambling mecca of Las Vegas, where organized crime gained a stronghold.
Crime Inc.: The True Story of the Mafia, Part 5 - The Mob at Work
This video is part of a series that traces the history of organized crime in America. 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 and practices, and the unsolved case of Jimmy Hoffa.
Crime Inc.: The True Story of the Mafia, Part 6 - Make it Legitimate
This video is one volume in a series that chronicles the history and activities of organized crime in America. Mob presence in the political and business infrastructures of cities like New York and Chicago gave the Mafia the power base needed to run illicit activities, such as gambling and bootlegging. A phenomenon of the modern era of Mafia business is its infiltration into legitimate commerce, as a cover for illegal activities. The video looks at some of these practices and government measures to stop them.
Crime Inc.: The True Story of the Mafia, Part 7 - The Old Mob and the New
This video is part of a series that traces the history of organized crime in America. In this episode, the documentary investigates the presence of the Mob in the illicit drug trade. Since the mid-'80s, drug trafficking has reached epidemic proportions in America. The video portrays how Mafia cartels in both the United States and Latin America are behind much of the drug scene, with its attendant culture of violence and death. The efforts and efficacy of the American government to stem the tide of illegal drugs are examined.