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20th Sep '17 11:27:32 AM CosmicFerret
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* They play a significant role in ''NineteenEightyThreeDoomsday,'' the families effectively turning post-apocalyptic Sicily and Southern Italy in general into their defacto empire.

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* They play a significant role in ''NineteenEightyThreeDoomsday,'' ''Literature/NineteenEightyThreeDoomsday,'' the families effectively turning post-apocalyptic Sicily and Southern Italy in general into their defacto empire.
10th Sep '17 5:10:46 PM VisitorAlex
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* Fat Tony's gang in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.

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* The Springfield Mafia from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is an Italian-American mob family based in Springfield, and run by Fat Tony's gang in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.Tony and [[TheDon Don Vittorio DiMaggio]].
8th Sep '17 7:41:50 PM AHI-3000
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* The Italian Mafia are featured as one of several prison gangs in ''Series/{{Oz}}''.
* ''Series/TheSopranos'' finally put an end to the popular cliche of mobsters acting like [=1940s=] era gangsters from ''Film/TheGodfather''.
* ''Series/YoungIndianaJones and the Mystery of the Blues'' features Indy investigating a murder that was apparently conspired by Chicago Outfit gangsters [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Torrio Johnny Torrio]] and UsefulNotes/AlCapone.

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* The Italian Mafia are featured as one of several prison gangs in ''Series/{{Oz}}''.
''{{Series/Oz}}''.
* ''Series/TheSopranos'' revolves around the lives and affairs of a New Jersey crime family. The show finally put an end to the popular cliche of mobsters acting like [=1940s=] era gangsters from ''Film/TheGodfather''.
* ''Series/YoungIndianaJones and the Mystery of the Blues'' features Indy investigating a murder that was apparently conspired by Chicago Outfit gangsters [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Torrio Johnny Torrio]] and UsefulNotes/AlCapone.
''Film/TheGodfather''.



* ''Series/YoungIndianaJones and the Mystery of the Blues'' features {{Franchise/Ind|ianaJones}}y and his friends trying to investigate a murder that was apparently conspired by the Chicago Outfit gangsters [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Torrio Johnny Torrio]] and UsefulNotes/AlCapone.







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8th Sep '17 11:47:54 AM MadAnthony94
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* ''Manga/{{One Piece}}'':
** Capone Bege, who dresses, looks, and (even in the Italian dub) ''sounds'' like a typical Sicilian gangster, even though the rest of the setting is a sort of pseudo-Japanese/Age of Piracy hodgepodge. It's confirmed that the West Blue, where he comes from, is ruled almost entirely by five Mafia families.
** Donquixote Doflamingo used to dress the part when he started his criminal career (with the unique addition of the nifty pink feather mantle). Even though he doesn't anymore, he still acts it.
30th Aug '17 11:00:44 AM Pichu-kun
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* Interestingly, given that it's set in Italy, ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' has never shown any ''genuine'' Mafiosi. Mostly, this is because almost all of the stories happen on the ''boot''. The Camorra do show up quite often and are either called by their proper name or ''The Naples/Napoli Mafia'' depending on whether exact accuracy or quick description is called for. The ''Five Republics'' separatists tend to act a bit like this trope (including having "cleaners"), but seem to make most of their money more-or-less legitimately.
** The five republics are actually based on the most radical and independentist elements of the Lega Nord party
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' - Although not obvious at first glance, Team Rocket, especially in the games (see below), may be based off of the Mafia. It's masked by the fact that the [[GoldfishPoopGang three]] you see in the anime so often are the bottom rung of the team and none of the higher-ups really give a damn about them (in fact, in one episode another member tells them their memberships have all expired), though this is no longer applicable in the ''Best Wishes'' series. In the games, you break into their bases and disrupt or (more commonly) shut down several major operations, among them two hostage situations and a (quite popular) casino. Even in the anime, the protagonists occasionally stumble across a full-scale operation. Also, you know, Giovanni (although this name was deliberately given to him in the English version).

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* Interestingly, given that it's set in Italy, ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' has never shown any ''genuine'' Mafiosi. Mostly, this is because almost all of the stories happen on the ''boot''. The Camorra do show up quite often and are either called by their proper name or ''The Naples/Napoli Mafia'' depending on whether exact accuracy or quick description is called for. The ''Five Republics'' separatists tend to act a bit like this trope (including having "cleaners"), but seem to make most of their money more-or-less legitimately.
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legitimately. The five republics are actually based on the most radical and independentist elements of the Lega Nord party
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' - ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': Although not obvious at first glance, Team Rocket, especially in the games (see below), may be based off of the Mafia.Mafia with {{yakuza}} elements. It's masked by the fact that the [[GoldfishPoopGang three]] you see in the anime so often are the bottom rung of the team and none of the higher-ups really give a damn about them (in fact, in one episode another member tells them their memberships have all expired), though this is no longer applicable in the ''Best Wishes'' series. In the games, you break into their bases and disrupt or (more commonly) shut down several major operations, among them two hostage situations and a (quite popular) casino. Even in the anime, the protagonists occasionally stumble across a full-scale operation. Also, you know, Giovanni (although this name was deliberately given to him in the English version).


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* "Bust Your Kneecaps" by Pomplamoose is about a bride-to-be who has family in the mafia. After her fiancee Johnny runs off, she asks him to come back before her angry family maims or kills him.
30th Jul '17 1:50:44 PM AHI-3000
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* In one chapter of ''VideoGame/Uncharted4AThiefsEnd'', Nate and Sam infiltrate the Rossi Estate, a mansion in Italy that hosts an annual {{black market}} auction where stolen artifacts are traded. The place seems to be owned by a local crime family, as the premises are patrolled by mob enforcers serving as armed security.
25th Jul '17 1:41:15 AM jamespolk
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheMoonAndTheSonAnImaginedConversation'': The narrator's father was a low-level hoodlum who sometimes worked for the Mafia. Back in Italy he trafficked in stolen goods and was briefly imprisoned. In America he sold bootleg Prohibition gin for the mob until he was caught and briefly imprisoned. Later he takes money from Mafia loan sharks to buy a hotel bar, only to conspire with the mob to burn the hotel down for the insurance when he can't repay the loan.



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* Ironically, Mafia godfather Joe Colombo forged a second career organizing the Italian-American Anti-Defamation and Equal Rights campaign, to highlight and argue against this very point -- while all the time siphoning off the charitable donations to fund his ongoing Mafia activities. Incredibly, many American politicians, activists and TV opinion-formers supported Colombo to a T, while not stopping to reflect on the coincidence that the Italian-American Anti-Defamation League was headed by a man known to be a powerful mobster. Despite repeated warnings to stop this, Colombo continued to do this, and as a result, the other Mafia bosses became enraged and marked him for death. On June 8, 1971, Colombo arrived at his second annual “Italian-American Unity Day” rally, with thousands in attendance along with several congressmen and entertainers. As Colombo made his way to the stage, he was shot several times by an African-American man named Jerome Johnson, who was wearing journalist credentials. He held a camera in one hand, and a pistol in the other. Several men, including Colombo’s son, jumped on Johnson; at that point, one of Colombo's bodyguards quickly reached Johnson and shot him in the stomach several times. Though the shooting did not kill Colombo instantly, it permanently incapacitated him for the last seven years of his life; he later died of natural causes on May 22, 1978. The Colombo family immediately blamed this on Joe Gallo, a renegade capo who wanted a greater share of the loot, and he was gunned down the next year. Eventually, the Gallo crew started to fight amongst themselves, and the remaining members were transferred to the Genovese crime family, heading up the family's rackets in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Heights and Red Hook. Carmine Persico, a former Gallo loyalist who later switched sides in the first family war in the 1960s, took over as boss in 1973, and still runs the battered Colombo crime family from behind bars.
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* Ironically, Mafia godfather Joe Colombo forged a second career organizing the Italian-American Anti-Defamation and Equal Rights campaign, to highlight and argue against this very point -- while all the time siphoning off the charitable donations to fund his ongoing Mafia activities. Incredibly, many American politicians, activists and TV opinion-formers supported Colombo to a T, while not stopping to reflect on the coincidence that the Italian-American Anti-Defamation League was headed by a man known to be a powerful mobster. Despite repeated warnings to stop this, Colombo continued to do this, and as a result, the other Mafia bosses became enraged and marked him for death. On June 8, 1971, Colombo arrived at his second annual “Italian-American Unity Day” rally, with thousands in attendance along with several congressmen and entertainers. As Colombo made his way to the stage, he was shot several times by an African-American man named Jerome Johnson, who was wearing journalist credentials. He held a camera in one hand, and a pistol in the other. Several men, including Colombo’s son, jumped on Johnson; at that point, one of Colombo's bodyguards quickly reached Johnson and shot him in the stomach several times. Though the shooting did not kill Colombo instantly, it permanently incapacitated him for the last seven years of his life; he later died of natural causes on May 22, 1978. The Colombo family immediately blamed this on Joe Gallo, a renegade capo who wanted a greater share of the loot, and he was gunned down the next year. Eventually, the Gallo crew started to fight amongst themselves, and the remaining members were transferred to the Genovese crime family, heading up the family's rackets in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Heights and Red Hook. Carmine Persico, a former Gallo loyalist who later switched sides in the first family war in the 1960s, took over as boss in 1973, and still runs the battered Colombo crime family from behind bars.
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11th Jul '17 10:16:15 PM KritzCake
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* ''VideoGame/SkullGirls'' features the Medici family, who are a particularly nasty bunch. [[PerkyFemaleMinion Cerebella]] is the only playable character who are a part of the mafia but several characters have histories tied to them. Ms. Fortune and the band of thieves she was in were murdered by Medici assassins, but [[ImmortalityInducer she survived]]. Peacock and [[spoiler: Marie]] were captured by slavers funded by the Medici and Squigly was killed by the Medici when they attacked her family due to her mother obtaining the [[McGuffin Skull Heart]]

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* ''VideoGame/SkullGirls'' features the Medici family, who are a particularly nasty bunch. [[PerkyFemaleMinion Cerebella]] is the only playable character who are a part of the mafia but several characters have histories tied to them. Ms. Fortune and the band of thieves she was in were murdered by Medici assassins, but [[ImmortalityInducer she survived]]. Peacock and [[spoiler: Marie]] were captured by slavers funded by the Medici and Squigly was killed by the Medici when they attacked her family due to her mother obtaining the [[McGuffin Skull Heart]]Heart]]. And finally, there is [[spoiler: Filia Medici, granddaughter of the current head of the family and the default protagonist of the game.]]
28th Jun '17 5:41:38 PM bombadil211
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* In the John Wick universe, various Mafia factions form a large power bloc within the "High Table", a loose underworld governing organization. ''Film/JohnWickChapter2'''s plot is launched because John owes a blood debt to a high-ranking member of the Camorra and he is forced to intervene in an internal power struggle.
7th Jun '17 11:37:18 AM rafi
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* ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}''. Unlike ''The Godfather,'' it concerns itself more with the "working-class" mob, rather than the bosses, with several of the protagonists aspiring to get "made".

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* ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}''. Unlike ''The Godfather,'' it concerns itself more with ''Film/AFineMess.'' Tony Pazzo is TheDon who orchestrated the "working-class" mob, rather than horse-doping that launched the bosses, with several of whole story into motion in the protagonists aspiring first place. This being a comedy film, TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily are, to get "made".quote Tony, "those two numbskulls, Binky and Turnip."
* The Yakavetta family in ''Film/TheBoondockSaints''.
* ''Film/{{Bullitt}}'' has the eponymous cop going after Mafia hit men.
* The main antagonists of ''Film/TheCandyTangerineMan'' are a group of Mafiosi trying to ruin the protagonist's pimping business.
* Mafia boss Tony T and his henchmen act as the main antagonists of ''[[Film/CarlitosWay Carlito's Way]]'', opposite [[GenericEthnicCrimeGang Puerto Rican]] Charlie Brigante.



* ''Film/CodeOfSilence'': A mafia guy steals drugs and drug money from TheCartel, starting a MobWar.
* They don't get a lot of screen-time but, along with TheMafiya, they're a major driving force in the plot of ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. Mostly because they were unwise enough to [[EnemyMine attempt to collaborate against Batman]] with ''The Joker.'' [[EvilIsNotAToy That turned out about how you'd expect.]]
%%* ''Film/DonnieBrasco.'' VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory.
* In ''Film/{{Eraser}}'', Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger talks to a Mafia boss when he needs allies to stop a weapons deal. The Mafia boss initially thinks that [[BystanderSyndrome it's somebody else's problem]], but [[spoiler: changes his tune when he finds out that [[NeighborhoodFriendlyGangsters the deal is going down on]] ''[[NeighborhoodFriendlyGangsters his]]'' [[NeighborhoodFriendlyGangsters dock]]]].
* ''Film/{{Gomorrah}}'' takes a rather more realistic view of the Camorra clans in Naples and Caserta, showing how they create a climate of fear, murder and corruption that infects all levels of society.
* ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}''. Unlike ''The Godfather,'' it concerns itself more with the "working-class" mob, rather than the bosses, with several of the protagonists aspiring to get "made".
%%* ''Film/{{Hoodlum}}''
%%* ''Film/KingOfNewYork''
* ''Film/TheMafiaKillsOnlyInTheSummer''. [[CaptainObvious It's in the title]]! The film is a dramedy about the life of a Sicilian guy whose entire life, from birth to adulthood, is influenced both by the mafia and the men who bravely fought (and often lost) against it.
* The book of ''Film/ManOnFire'' and the first film had the Mafia being behind the kidnapping that Creasy seeks vengeance for, but the 2004 film with Denzel Washington removed them from the picture.
* In ''Film/MarriedToTheMob'', a mafia wife tries to escape the life after her husband is bumped off.



* ''Film/{{Hoodlum}}''
* ''Film/KingOfNewYork''

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%%* ''Film/TheNorthAvenueIrregulars''
* ''Film/{{Hoodlum}}''
* ''Film/KingOfNewYork''
The Prizzi faily of ''Film/PrizzisHonor'', although they sometimes hire a non-Italian for hits they don't want traced back to them.



* The book of ''Film/ManOnFire'' and the first film had the Mafia being behind the kidnapping that Creasy seeks vengeance for, but the 2004 film with Denzel Washington removed them from the picture.
* ''Film/{{Bullitt}}'' has the eponymous cop going after Mafia hit men.
* ''{{Gomorra}}'' (2008) takes a rather more realistic view of the Camorra clans in Naples and Caserta, showing how they create a climate of fear, murder and corruption that infects all levels of society.

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* The book of ''Film/ManOnFire'' and the first film had the Mafia being behind the kidnapping that Creasy seeks vengeance for, but the 2004 film with Denzel Washington removed them from the picture.
* ''Film/{{Bullitt}}'' has the eponymous cop going after Mafia hit men.
* ''{{Gomorra}}'' (2008) takes a rather more realistic view of the Camorra clans in Naples and Caserta, showing how they create a climate of fear, murder and corruption that infects all levels of society.
%%* ''Film/TheUntouchables'' (1987)



* Mafia boss Tony T and his henchmen act as the main antagonists of ''[[Film/CarlitosWay Carlito's Way]]'', opposite [[GenericEthnicCrimeGang Puerto Rican]] Charlie Brigante.
* ''Film/TheUntouchables'' (1987)
* ''Film/DonnieBrasco.'' VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory.
* In ''Film/MarriedToTheMob'', a mafia wife tries to escape the life after her husband is bumped off.
* In ''Film/{{Eraser}}'', Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger talks to a Mafia boss when he needs allies to stop a weapons deal. The Mafia boss initially thinks that [[BystanderSyndrome it's somebody else's problem]], but [[spoiler: changes his tune when he finds out that [[NeighborhoodFriendlyGangsters the deal is going down on]] ''[[NeighborhoodFriendlyGangsters his]]'' [[NeighborhoodFriendlyGangsters dock]]]].
* The Yakavetta family in ''Film/TheBoondockSaints''.
* ''Film/AFineMess.'' Tony Pazzo is TheDon who orchestrated the horse-doping that launched the whole story into motion in the first place. This being a comedy film, TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily are, to quote Tony, "those two numbskulls, Binky and Turnip."
* They don't get a lot of screen-time but, along with TheMafiya, they're a major driving force in the plot of ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. Mostly because they were unwise enough to [[EnemyMine attempt to collaborate against Batman]] with ''TheJoker.'' [[EvilIsNotAToy That turned out about how you'd expect.]]
* ''Film/TheNorthAvenueIrregulars''
* ''Film/TheMafiaKillsOnlyInTheSummer''. [[CaptainObvious It's in the title]]! The film is a dramedy about the life of a Sicilian guy whose entire life, from birth to adulthood, is influenced both by the mafia and the men who bravely fought (and often lost) against it.
* ''Film/CodeOfSilence'': A mafia guy steals drugs and drug money from TheCartel, starting a MobWar.
* The main antagonists of ''Film/TheCandyTangerineMan'' are a group of Mafiosi trying to ruin the protagonist's pimping business.
* The Prizzi faily of ''Film/PrizzisHonor'', although they sometimes hire a non-Italian for hits they don't want traced back to them.
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