Captured on June 22, 2011, after sixteen years as a fugitive from justice, and with his longevity as a crime boss, murderer and FBI informant, Whitey Bulger is, without question, one of the major crime figures in American history.
LUCIANO.. GENOVESE.. COSTELLO.. GOTTI... GRAVANO.. all are infamous and legendary names in the history of organized crime. This is one of the best and most detailed films ever done about the history of the Mafia in New York. It takes the viewer from the Mafia's roots in Sicily, through the Golden Age of the gangster in the 1930s and 40s to the down fall and collapse of the Mob in the 1990s. Featured are rare footage and photos, as well as interviews with six former Mafia members who are now in the witness protection program.
The film details the life of a tough, impoverished kid who rose through the ranks of Chicago's underworld to become a top member-many say the real godfather-of the most ruthless gangland organization in the country: The Outfit, run by Al Capone. Giancana was purported to have helped get JFK elected president, as well as being hired by the CIA.