A tale of shamrocks and sub-machine guns, this captivating documentary series spans more than 100 years of history to chart the extraordinary rise of the Irish Mob In America.
From the Irish gangs of New York in the late 1800s through to the 1970s, this documentary tells the amazing stories of the first generation Irish kids who became some of America s most notorious and wanted gangsters. It explores the lives and crimes of key members of the Irish Mob including Gangs of New York graduate Owney Killer Madden, Jimmy Coonan s infamous Westies gang from Hell s Kitchen, America s most wanted Frankie Sheeran and the recently captured James Whitey Bulger (recently portrayed by Johnny Depp in hit movie Black Mass).
The Irish gangster story represents the American Dream in its totality - the idea that a kid from the gutter can rise to power, money and class, through whatever means necessary. With contributions from Pulitzer Prize winning authors, the gangsters themselves, family members and the cops who chased them down, this is the definitive story of the Irish Mob in America, told in its entirety for the first time.