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26th Sep '16 9:57:46 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Bugsy'' about... well, Bugsy Siegel. Lansky is in this one too; understandable, given they were lifelong friends. Until Lansky [[OnlyICanKillHim ordered a hit on him.]]

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* ''Bugsy'' ''Film/{{Bugsy}}'' about... well, Bugsy Siegel. Lansky is in this one too; understandable, given they were lifelong friends. Until Lansky [[OnlyICanKillHim ordered a hit on him.]]



* ''Le Grand Pardon'' is basically a French and Jewish Pied-Noir version of ''Film/TheGodfather''.

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* ''Le Grand Pardon'' ''Film/LeGrandPardon'' is basically a French and Jewish Pied-Noir version of ''Film/TheGodfather''.



* Interestingly, the Purple Gang, one of the few predominately-Jewish gangs of America, known for their violence and stranglehold over much of Detroit, had a film made about them that was an aversion. Due to racial attitudes at the time and the Hays Code, the film, "The Purple Gang" whitewashed all the main characters despite them being well-known to be Jews. The film was a financial failure.
* In the most recent Creator/WoodyAllen offering, ''Cafe Society'', the protagonist's brother is a Jewish-American gangster.

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* Interestingly, the Purple Gang, one of the few predominately-Jewish gangs of America, known for their violence and stranglehold over much of Detroit, had a film made about them that was an aversion. Due to racial attitudes at the time and the Hays Code, the film, "The Purple Gang" whitewashed all the main characters despite them being well-known to be Jews. The film was a financial failure.
* In the most recent Creator/WoodyAllen offering, ''Cafe Society'', ''Film/CafeSociety'', the protagonist's brother is a Jewish-American gangster.
* The 1974 film adaptation of ''Film/TheGreatGatsby'' features the character Meyer Wolfsheim, from the original book. He's a Jewish gangster based on Arnold Rothstein who wears human molars as cufflinks.




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* Season 2 of ''Series/{{Fargo}}'' features the AmbiguouslyJewish Kansas City mob, which features a number of gangsters who occasionally spout Yiddish, have a very dim view of Germans, and are played by very Jewish actors.
6th Sep '16 6:07:27 PM FordPrefect
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Transparent NoCelebritiesWereHarmed versions of the most famous RealLife examples, Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegel, are particularly common (It was joked by Lansky's friends that he behaved more "Italian" than most Italians). Historically, the Jewish Mob was a dominant force in the brief period between when White America started seeing Irishmen as "white" and the rise of the more numerous Italian Mob. During that period, they were involved in the regularization and "professionalization" of organized crime in the US, with the establishment of [[TheSyndicate The Commission]] (the Italian-American Mafia's coordination/dispute-resolution body) and MurderInc (organized, professional hitmen) being the brainchildren of Jewish mobsters (the Commission and Murder, Inc.'s parent organization, the National Crime Syndicate, were specifically Lansky's ideas).

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Transparent NoCelebritiesWereHarmed versions of the most famous RealLife examples, Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegel, are particularly common (It was joked by Lansky's (Lansky's friends joked that he behaved more "Italian" than most Italians). Historically, the Jewish Mob was a dominant force in the brief period between when White America started seeing Irishmen as "white" and the rise of the more numerous Italian Mob. During that period, they were involved in the regularization and "professionalization" of organized crime in the US, with the establishment of [[TheSyndicate The Commission]] (the Italian-American Mafia's coordination/dispute-resolution body) and MurderInc (organized, professional hitmen) being the brainchildren of Jewish mobsters (the Commission and Murder, Inc.'s parent organization, the National Crime Syndicate, were specifically Lansky's ideas).
30th Aug '16 7:21:03 PM nombretomado
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* The character of Hyman Roth in ''The Godfather Part II'' was based on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meyer_Lansky Meyer Lansky]]. Lansky (played by DustinHoffman) is a bit player in Andy Garcia's film ''The Lost City'', as well.

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* The character of Hyman Roth in ''The Godfather Part II'' was based on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meyer_Lansky Meyer Lansky]]. Lansky (played by DustinHoffman) Creator/DustinHoffman) is a bit player in Andy Garcia's film ''The Lost City'', as well.



* EL Doctorow's ''Billy Bathgate'' is about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_Schultz Dutch Schultz]], real life Jewish mobster. (Played by DustinHoffman in TheFilmOfTheBook).

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* EL Doctorow's ''Billy Bathgate'' is about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_Schultz Dutch Schultz]], real life Jewish mobster. (Played by DustinHoffman Creator/DustinHoffman in TheFilmOfTheBook).
3rd Aug '16 11:36:25 AM DrOO7
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* In the most recent Creator/WoodyAllen offering, ''Cafe Society'', the protagonist's brother is a Jewish-American gangster.
1st Aug '16 5:57:44 PM LtFedora
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* ''´Film/OnceUponATimeInAmerica'': Noodles is a Jewish-American gangster. Plus, the character of Maximilian "Max" Bercovicz was inspired by Lansky.

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* ''´Film/OnceUponATimeInAmerica'': ''Film/OnceUponATimeInAmerica'': Noodles is a Jewish-American gangster. Plus, the character of Maximilian "Max" Bercovicz was inspired by Lansky.
31st Jul '16 12:10:03 PM nombretomado
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* The first arc of DCComics book ''ComicBook/{{Caper}}'' by Creator/JuddWinick was about two brothers in the Jewish Mafia in turn of the century San Francisco.

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* The first arc of DCComics Creator/DCComics book ''ComicBook/{{Caper}}'' by Creator/JuddWinick was about two brothers in the Jewish Mafia in turn of the century San Francisco.
11th Aug '15 9:40:44 AM cdrood
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* ''Series/CrimeStory'' had another Lansky {{Expy}} in the form of Manny Weisboard. His protege and representative with the Italian mob was Max Goldman.
8th Aug '15 6:12:17 PM Mullon
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* The BigBad of ''Videogame/TheShivah'' is one of these, running a small extortion racket out of a synagogue on the western side of Manhattan and allied with more traditional mafioso. The surprising part is that [[spoiler: he's the rabbi of the synagogue.]]

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* The BigBad of ''Videogame/TheShivah'' is one of these, running a small extortion LoanShark racket out of a synagogue on the western side of Manhattan and allied with more traditional mafioso. The surprising part is that [[spoiler: he's the rabbi of the synagogue.]]
8th Aug '15 5:59:21 PM Mullon
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* The BigBad of ''Videogame/TheShivah'' is one of these.

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* The BigBad of ''Videogame/TheShivah'' is one of these.
these, running a small extortion racket out of a synagogue on the western side of Manhattan and allied with more traditional mafioso. The surprising part is that [[spoiler: he's the rabbi of the synagogue.]]
4th Aug '15 1:11:49 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* The Russian-Jewish author Isaac Babel wrote a series of picaresque stories called "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Odessa_Tales The Odessa Tales]]", set in the Jewish underworld of Odessa in the early 20th century. The stories revolve around the bandit "King" Benya Krik, who is somewhat based on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mishka_Yaponchik Mishka Yaponchik]] (see Live Action Tv below), including an ultimate violent end/status as a Revolutionary hero.

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* The Russian-Jewish author Isaac Babel wrote a series of picaresque stories called "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Odessa_Tales The Odessa Tales]]", set in the Jewish underworld of Odessa in the early 20th century. The stories revolve around the bandit "King" Benya Krik, who is somewhat based on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mishka_Yaponchik Mishka Yaponchik]] (see Live Action Tv below), Yaponchik]], including an ultimate violent end/status as a Revolutionary hero.



** In fact, the series is a susprisingly straight example of Kosher Nostra, even though its set about fifteen years earlier halfway around the globe. Similar to an [[RedOctober Ostern]], it simply swaps [[BigApplesauce Little Odessa]] for [[UsefulNotes/{{Ukraine}} Big Odessa]], [[GoodGunsBadGuns Colts for Nagants]], [[DirtyCop crooked cops]] for [[SpellOurNameWithAPo crooked gendarmes]], and the [[FBIAgent Feds]] for the all-in-all more draconic [[SecretPolice Okhrana]].



* ''Videogame/LANoire'' has a couple of these, as you might guess from the page quote. The first is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey_Cohen Mickey Cohen]], based on the real-life gangster who was something of celebrity in L.A. during the 40's and 50's. The second is Lenny Finklestein, a drug-dealer [[spoiler: who you wind up killing while investigating morphine-trafficking]].

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* ''Videogame/LANoire'' has a couple of these, as you might guess from the page quote. The first is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey_Cohen Mickey Cohen]], based on the real-life gangster who was something of celebrity in L.A. during the 40's and 50's. The second is Lenny Finklestein, a drug-dealer [[spoiler: who whom you wind up killing while investigating morphine-trafficking]].
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