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Following a first installment that profiled the history of organized crime in New York, AMC moves west to the Windy City to chronicle the rise and fall of iconic gangster Al Capone. The eight-episode docudrama begins by charting Capone's early days before his move to Chicago, where a bootlegging battle among gangs prompts Capone to challenge his rivals. As he consolidates power, he achieves legendary status for his ruthless tactics and over-the-top lifestyle that attracts the wrath of President Herbert Hoover. The series features interviews with historians, authors, actors, law enforcement personnel and family members, including actors Vincent Pastore and Michael Madsen, New York Times best-selling author and Al Capone expert Jonathan Eig, and former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman.

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aired 217 days ago
The fate of the Outfit lies in the hands of two men at odds with one another as Joe Accardo and Sam Giancana have a falling out; Joe Accardo ties up loose ends before he retires.
aired 217 days ago
Joe Accardo heads to Las Vegas; the Outfit is in trouble when Sam Giancana provokes a young attorney named Robert F. Kennedy.
aired 217 days ago
In Capone's absence, Frank Nitti, Paul Ricca and Joe Accardo take over the empire; a Hollywood scandal presents Sam Giancana with a chance to prove himself.
aired 218 days ago
Despite outwitting Eliot Ness, Al Capone finds his criminal network in jeopardy when the IRS plants an undercover agent in his gang.
aired 241 days ago
When Capone asserts his power via the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, President Hoover takes notice; Eliot Ness decides to take on Capone.
aired 241 days ago
Peace ends in Chicago when Torrio and Capone seek revenge against the Irish gangs; the "Beer Wars" put Capone on top.
aired 256 days ago
A new mayor forces Torrio and Capone out of Chicago and into Cicero; Capone's brother Frank fixes an election and gets himself in hot water.
aired 256 days ago
Capone has his first taste of the underworld in Brooklyn with Johnny Torrio; they reunite in Chicago and start bootlegging, earning the ire of local Irish gangsters.
aired 263 days ago
Vito Genovese and Carlo Gambino make their move; when Genovese becomes a liability, Luciano must choose his successor.
aired 263 days ago
Luciano takes over Vito Genovese's heroin ring in Italy; Genovese and Gambino plot against mob leadership.
aired 270 days ago
As World War II begins, Charles "Lucky" Luciano is asked to aid the military in the invasion of Sicily; Dewey considers allowing Luciano to fight.
aired 270 days ago
"Lucky" Luciano is found guilty of running a prostitution ring, and is imprisoned; Vito Genovese becomes acting boss.
aired 284 days ago
"Lucky" Luciano decides to go into the prostitution business, but it gives Thomas Dewey the opportunity to arrest him and put him on trial.
aired 285 days ago
"Lucky" Luciano takes over the mob, organizing the Five Families, but as his power increases, so does interest from the Feds.
aired 285 days ago
Charles "Lucky" Luciano gains power in the New York underworld during prohibition; when two bosses start a mob war, Luciano plans to kill them both.
aired 288 days ago
Charles "Lucky" Luciano teams up with Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegel in New York, and during prohibition, he makes a fortune.

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