The Irish Mob
From the Irish gangs of New York in the late 1800s through to the 1970s, this six-part documentary series 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. 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.
S01:E01 - Owney Madden: Duke of the Westside / John "Red" Hamilton and the Dillinger Gang
This episode focuses on notorious gangsters Owney "Killer" Madden and John "Red" Hamilton, who led similar lives that ended quite differently.
S01:E02 - Mickey Spillane: The Gentleman Gangster / Jimmy Coonan and the Westies Gang
This episode explores the lives of Mickey Spillane, known as "the last of the gentleman gangsters," and Jimmy Coonan, who led the much-feared Westies.
S01:E03 - Jimmy "The Gent" Burke / Danny Greene: The Celtic Warrior
This episode explores the lives of Jimmy Burke, made famous by the movie "Goodfellas," and Danny Greene, who was the subject of "Kill the Irishman."
S01:E04 - Frank "Dunie" Ryan: The West End Gang / the Stopwatch Gang
The Stopwatch Gang and the West End Gang, two notorious Canadian criminal organizations, are put under history's microscope in this episode.
S01:E05 - Brian O'Dea / Pat Nee
This episode offers disturbing yet incredible first-person accounts from ex-drug smuggler Brian O'Dea and Pat Nee, who once worked with Whitey Bulger.
S01:E06 - Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran / Whitey Bulgar
This episode profiles Frank Sheeran, who claimed to have killed Jimmy Hoffa, and gangster Whitey Bulger, who evaded law enforcement for 16 years.
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