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9th Mar '17 4:33:00 AM Rmpdc
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* ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII Grand Theft Auto 3]]'' revolves around TheMafia, and the group also shows up in important roles in the other parts of the series. In fact, ''Liberty City Stories'' has you ''play'' as a mobster who's of some importance in ''3''.
** [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity Tommy Vercetti]] himself is a former capo for one of the Liberty City families, the Forellis. They ultimately become the main antagonists and final enemies of the game.
** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' has them as antagonists during the Las Venturas missions, and are the arch-rivals and competitors of TheTriadsAndTheTongs Carl is associates with.

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* ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII Grand Theft Auto 3]]'' revolves around TheMafia, one Mafia family, the Leones, for the first portion of the game, and the group also shows up in important roles in the other parts of the series. In fact, ''Liberty City Stories'' has you ''play'' as a mobster who's of some importance in ''3''.
** [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity Tommy Vercetti]] himself is a former capo for one of the other Liberty City families, the Forellis. They ultimately become the main antagonists and final enemies of the game.
** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' has them the Leones, as well as the Sindaccos, as antagonists during the Las Venturas missions, and are the arch-rivals and competitors of TheTriadsAndTheTongs Carl is associates with.
9th Mar '17 4:19:11 AM Rmpdc
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** [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity Tommy Vercetti]] himself is a former capo for one of the Liberty City families, the Forellis. They ultimately become the main antagonists and final enemies of the game.
9th Mar '17 4:17:06 AM Rmpdc
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** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' has them as antagonists during the Las Venturas missions, and are the arch-rivals and competitors of TheTriadsAndTheTongs Carl is associates with.
1st Mar '17 12:19:44 PM JamesAustin
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* There are three books called ''Malavita'' -- Italian both for "underworld" and "pest/annoyance". The first, by Tonino Benacquista, was made into film ''Film/{{Malavita}}'' which stars RobertDeNiro and MichellePfeiffer, and how the family deals with everyday annoyances. The second, by Wendy Newman, follows Sarah who moves to Florida to escape her Mafia ex. The third is a prequel to the Blood and Honor series, showing how Enrico's family was killed by Mafia associates and his rise to being the next Don.

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* There are three books called ''Malavita'' -- Italian both for "underworld" and "pest/annoyance". The first, by Tonino Benacquista, was made into film ''Film/{{Malavita}}'' which stars RobertDeNiro Creator/RobertDeNiro and MichellePfeiffer, Creator/MichellePfeiffer, and how the family deals with everyday annoyances. The second, by Wendy Newman, follows Sarah who moves to Florida to escape her Mafia ex. The third is a prequel to the Blood and Honor series, showing how Enrico's family was killed by Mafia associates and his rise to being the next Don.
25th Feb '17 6:08:34 PM ItsLikeVanilla
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*In WhoseLineIsItAnyway fanfic IProopedMyPants, a major plot arc involves the Mafia kidnapping [[spoiler:Tiffany Zharjek]]. [[spoiler:Her]] ransom is eventually paid off by a [[spoiler:Go Fund Me campaign]].
24th Jan '17 2:50:13 PM AHI-3000
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* In ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond''there is an episode (''Mia Famiglia'') where a relative from Italy visits New York, the extended Barone family are speaking Italian around the dinner table. Debra Barone is excluded as she speaks no Italian at all. But she understands the word ''Mafia'' when it is spoken[[note]] -- the context is of a Barone ancestor who heroically fought ''against'' the Mafia. but Debra does not know this.[[/note]] and jumps to exactly the wrong conclusion.

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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.
* In ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond''there ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'' there is an episode (''Mia Famiglia'') where a relative from Italy visits New York, the extended Barone family are speaking Italian around the dinner table. Debra Barone is excluded as she speaks no Italian at all. But she understands the word ''Mafia'' when it is spoken[[note]] -- the context is of a Barone ancestor who heroically fought ''against'' the Mafia. but Debra does not know this.[[/note]] and jumps to exactly the wrong conclusion.



* The 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''.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' episode "The Fundraiser", while Riley confronts a [[LondonGangster British crime boss]] who's attempting a hostile takeover of Riley's [[GRatedDrug chocolate]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything trafficking]] business, a bunch of Italian-American mobsters randomly show up [[spoiler:and they get into a deadly shootout with the British gangsters and the {{FBI}}.]]
** There's also this {{shout out}}:
-->'''British mob boss:''' What is this, a casting call for ''Series/TheSopranos'' reunion?!

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' episode "The Fundraiser", while Riley confronts a [[LondonGangster British crime boss]] who's attempting a hostile takeover of Riley's [[GRatedDrug chocolate]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything trafficking]] business, a bunch of Italian-American mobsters randomly show up [[spoiler:and they get into a deadly shootout with the British gangsters and the {{FBI}}.]]
**
]] There's also this {{shout out}}:
-->'''British mob boss:''' What "What is this, a casting call for ''Series/TheSopranos'' reunion?!reunion?!"
19th Jan '17 9:55:03 AM Njein
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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 Colombos 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 surviving members were transferred to the Genovese crime family, heading up the 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 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 Colombos 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 surviving 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.
26th Dec '16 11:09:01 PM Bionicman
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* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!'' takes place during the American prohibition era. It prominently featured a Neapolitan Camorra organization. In RealLife, by that time all the Camorra groups in the United States had merged with the Mafia.
** FridgeBrilliance: Real life Camorra groups didn't have an immortal working for them. [[spoiler:Or an EldritchAbomination]]
*** [[spoiler:And later on, a whole bunch of them. Including the head of the Martillo family and all three (official) Gandor brothers.]]

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* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!'' takes place during the American prohibition era. It prominently featured a Neapolitan Camorra organization. In RealLife, by that time all the Camorra groups in the United States had merged with the Mafia.
** FridgeBrilliance: Real
Mafia. Of course, real life Camorra groups didn't have an immortal working for them. [[spoiler:Or an EldritchAbomination]]
*** [[spoiler:And
EldritchAbomination. And later on, a whole bunch of them. Including immortals, including the head of the Martillo family and all three (official) Gandor brothers.]]
26th Dec '16 1:21:13 PM Njein
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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.

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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 Colombos 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 surviving members were transferred to the Genovese crime family, heading up the 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 family from behind bars.
23rd Nov '16 10:55:58 AM Narsil
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* ''Film/TheGodfather'' is the TropeCodifier. The genesis of the modern media portrayal, though the actual word 'mafia' was [[NotUsingTheZWord notably absent]] from the film versions. (Ironically, it would go on to influence real-life mafia culture, particularly the [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster glamorous self-image]] that would be aspired to, and the word "godfather" itself.) The producers of ''The Godfather'' were able to speak to Joe Colombo, a Mafia boss (who would go on to forge a 2nd career organizing the Italian-American Anti-Defamation and Equal Rights campaign) who provided some of his 'boys' for crowd-control on-set. In exchange, he made several requests, one of which was that the word 'mafia' be removed from the script (the director agreed, which was easy enough to do -- considering that it wasn't in the script in the first place). The ''Godfather'' franchise made TheMafia an UnbuiltTrope, as it depicts the inherent weakness of the Mafia, leading up to its downfall. It also unbuilds some mafia-related tropes, such as NothingPersonal and ShameIfSomethingHappened.

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* ''Film/TheGodfather'' is the TropeCodifier. The genesis of the modern media portrayal, though the actual word 'mafia' was [[NotUsingTheZWord notably absent]] from the film versions. (Ironically, it would go on to influence real-life mafia culture, particularly the [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster glamorous self-image]] that would be aspired to, and the word "godfather" itself.) The producers of ''The Godfather'' were able to speak to Joe Colombo, a Mafia boss (who would go on to forge a 2nd career organizing worked with the Italian-American Anti-Defamation and Equal Civil Rights campaign) who provided some of his 'boys' for crowd-control on-set. In exchange, he made several requests, one of which League (which was known to have Mafia connections) to ensure that the word 'mafia' be removed from movie was acceptable to the Mafia; they gave their blessing, with some conditions, notably that the script (the director agreed, which was easy enough to do -- considering that it wasn't not use the terms "Mafia" (only used twice in the script original script) or "la Cosa Nostra" (not used in the first place).original script, although the novel credits the fictional Don Corleone with coining the term). The ''Godfather'' franchise made TheMafia an UnbuiltTrope, as it depicts the inherent weakness of the Mafia, leading up to its downfall. It also unbuilds some mafia-related tropes, such as NothingPersonal and ShameIfSomethingHappened.
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