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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.
3rd Jun '17 12:05:46 PM nombretomado
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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]].

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* In WhoseLineIsItAnyway ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' fanfic IProopedMyPants, ''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]].
29th May '17 12:17:39 PM nombretomado
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* A few [[LegitimateBusinessmensSocialClub legitimate businessmen]] have appeared in episodes of ''WhiteCollar''.

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* A few [[LegitimateBusinessmensSocialClub legitimate businessmen]] have appeared in episodes of ''WhiteCollar''.''Series/WhiteCollar''.
20th May '17 3:11:53 PM nombretomado
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* Even the ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' had its share, with a few branches of the [[http://whitewolf.wikia.com/wiki/Giovanni Giovanni]], a [[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade vampire]] mob with necromantic power. As Gary puts it in ''[[VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines Vampire: The Masquerade -- Bloodlines]]'': "Spaghetti and corpses, boss."

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* Even the ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' had its share, with a few branches of the [[http://whitewolf.wikia.com/wiki/Giovanni Giovanni]], a [[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade vampire]] mob with necromantic power. As Gary puts it in ''[[VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines Vampire: The Masquerade -- Bloodlines]]'': ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'': "Spaghetti and corpses, boss."
22nd Apr '17 8:56:00 PM nombretomado
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* TheMafia shows up from time to time in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', along with other organized crime groups such as the gangs in [[WretchedHive Denton]], usually in the background but occasionally directly involved. For example, Antonio Franchini is the son of a Mafia Don, abducted to prove a point after the Don reneged on his part of a deal between him and Danya. In v2, Seth Mattlock's father is an enforcer for a Mafia family based in Denton, and Seth himself is not only friends with some of the mobsters but is considered an honorary member, and the mob family helps his gang when they need it (for example, when an all out gang war starts). In the former's file, Danya notes that the Mafia will probably go after him [[BadassBoast and they're welcome to try, because they won't be able to]] ''[[BadassBoast find]]'' [[BadassBoast him, let alone do anything to him.]]

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* TheMafia shows up from time to time in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'', along with other organized crime groups such as the gangs in [[WretchedHive Denton]], usually in the background but occasionally directly involved. For example, Antonio Franchini is the son of a Mafia Don, abducted to prove a point after the Don reneged on his part of a deal between him and Danya. In v2, Seth Mattlock's father is an enforcer for a Mafia family based in Denton, and Seth himself is not only friends with some of the mobsters but is considered an honorary member, and the mob family helps his gang when they need it (for example, when an all out gang war starts). In the former's file, Danya notes that the Mafia will probably go after him [[BadassBoast and they're welcome to try, because they won't be able to]] ''[[BadassBoast find]]'' [[BadassBoast him, let alone do anything to him.]]
18th Apr '17 7:22:19 PM nombretomado
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* Recently, [[FunWithAcronyms The Mothers And Fathers Italian Association]] appeared in StupidMarioBrothers.

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* Recently, [[FunWithAcronyms The Mothers And Fathers Italian Association]] appeared in StupidMarioBrothers.''WebVideo/StupidMarioBrothers''.
1st Apr '17 12:33:48 PM FictionIsntReal
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* 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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