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* ''Film/RoadToPerdition'' is set in Illinois in 1931. Most of the characters are gangsters or the family members of gangsters, working either for [[TheIrishMob the Rooney Family]] or Al Capone himself.


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* ''Series/PeakyBlinders'' dives into the British gangland of the interbellum period, although American gangsters - so far, mostly of the Italian-American [[TheMafia Mafia]] - occasionally show up. Series 4 saw a major vendetta against a Mafia boss played by Creator/AdrienBrody.


* The setting of ''Slaughter Race'' in ''Disney/RalphBreaksTheInternet'' is the Los Angeles variant of this trope, where street thugs race each other in expensive cars, there is no law enforcement whatsoever, everything is dirty and run down, and it's perpetually sunset. This is paradise to Vanellope.

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* The setting of ''Slaughter Race'' in ''Disney/RalphBreaksTheInternet'' ''WesternAnimation/RalphBreaksTheInternet'' is the Los Angeles variant of this trope, where street thugs race each other in expensive cars, there is no law enforcement whatsoever, everything is dirty and run down, and it's perpetually sunset. This is paradise to Vanellope.


While they all derive from the movies, most versions of Gangsterland do reflect violent periods in the history of various cities -- at least if you turn your head and squint a little. UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity stand-ins will have violence courtesy of TheMafia, UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} from the Mayor's office and Prohibition-era bootleggers, and UsefulNotes/LosAngeles from [[GangBangers ethnic street gangs]]. Note that the first is organized crime, the second is [[WhiteCollarCrime corrupt]][[DirtyCop ion]] (and organized crime), and the third is [[AnarchyIsChaos street anarchy]] (though the more successful street gangsters move up into organized crime, or die trying). However in terms of treatment of civilians, the first rarely fits into TotalitarianGangsterism, the second may fit into it (depending on the government) and the third is this full-on.

Compare WretchedHive, TheApunkalypse and TotalitarianGangsterism (the latter is GangsterLand, but the gangsters also oppress the civilians)

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While they all derive from the movies, most versions of Gangsterland do reflect violent periods in the history of various cities -- at least if you turn your head and squint a little. UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity stand-ins will have violence courtesy of TheMafia, UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} from the Mayor's office and Prohibition-era bootleggers, and UsefulNotes/LosAngeles from [[GangBangers ethnic street gangs]]. Note that the first is organized crime, the second is [[WhiteCollarCrime corrupt]][[DirtyCop ion]] (and organized crime), and the third is [[AnarchyIsChaos street anarchy]] (though the more successful street gangsters move up into organized crime, or die trying). However in terms of treatment of civilians, the first rarely fits into TotalitarianGangsterism, the second may fit into it (depending on the government) and the third is this full-on.

full-on. Pray that the people who run the land are NeighbourhoodFriendlyGangsters.

Compare WretchedHive, TheApunkalypse WretchedHive and TotalitarianGangsterism (the latter is GangsterLand, but the gangsters also oppress the civilians)


While they all derive from the movies, most versions of Gangsterland do reflect violent periods in the history of various cities -- at least if you turn your head and squint a little. UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity stand-ins will have violence courtesy of TheMafia, UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} from the Mayor's office and Prohibition-era bootleggers, and UsefulNotes/LosAngeles from [[GangBangers ethnic street gangs]]. Note that the first is organized crime, the second is [[WhiteCollarCrime corrupt]][[DirtyCop ion]] (and organized crime), and the third is street anarchy (though the more successful street gangsters move up into organized crime, or die trying). However in terms of treatment of civilians, the first rarely fits into TotalitarianGangsterism, the second may fit into it (depending on the government) and the third is this full-on.

Compare WretchedHive and TotalitarianGangsterism (the latter is GangsterLand, but the gangsters also oppress the civilians)

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While they all derive from the movies, most versions of Gangsterland do reflect violent periods in the history of various cities -- at least if you turn your head and squint a little. UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity stand-ins will have violence courtesy of TheMafia, UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} from the Mayor's office and Prohibition-era bootleggers, and UsefulNotes/LosAngeles from [[GangBangers ethnic street gangs]]. Note that the first is organized crime, the second is [[WhiteCollarCrime corrupt]][[DirtyCop ion]] (and organized crime), and the third is [[AnarchyIsChaos street anarchy anarchy]] (though the more successful street gangsters move up into organized crime, or die trying). However in terms of treatment of civilians, the first rarely fits into TotalitarianGangsterism, the second may fit into it (depending on the government) and the third is this full-on.

Compare WretchedHive WretchedHive, TheApunkalypse and TotalitarianGangsterism (the latter is GangsterLand, but the gangsters also oppress the civilians)

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* A more upscale version in the ''Film/JohnWick'' series. Every character is somehow involved in organized crime, with huge five-star hotels catering exclusively to mob hit-men, and civilians in the background take it totally in stride.

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* A more upscale version in the ''Film/JohnWick'' ''Franchise/JohnWick'' series. Every character is somehow involved in organized crime, with huge five-star hotels catering exclusively to mob hit-men, and civilians in the background take it totally in stride.


* Any "coming of age hood movie" from the early 90s, especially ''Film/{{Juice}}'', ''Film/BoyzNTheHood'', ''Film/MenaceIISociety'', and of course ''Film/DontBeAMenaceToSouthCentralWhileDrinkingYourJuiceInTheHood''. Also pretty most anything involving Mexican Americans, such as ''Film/BloodInBloodOut'', ''Film/{{Colors}}'', ''Film/AmericanMe''.

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* Any [[HoodFilm "coming of age hood movie" movie"]] from the early 90s, especially ''Film/{{Juice}}'', ''Film/BoyzNTheHood'', ''Film/MenaceIISociety'', and of course ''Film/DontBeAMenaceToSouthCentralWhileDrinkingYourJuiceInTheHood''. Also pretty most anything involving Mexican Americans, such as ''Film/BloodInBloodOut'', ''Film/{{Colors}}'', ''Film/AmericanMe''.


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* ''TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}'' the under hive of the planet are ruled by several gangs who are in constant war with each other over supremacy.
* Pretty much the main point of White Wolf's World of Darkness setting is that it's like this - the darkest rumours and fears are all true, and then some.
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}'' the under hive of the planet are ruled by several gangs who are in constant war with each other over supremacy.
* Pretty much the main point of White Wolf's World of Darkness setting is that it's like this - the darkest rumours and fears are all true, and then some.
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}'' the under hive of the planet are ruled by several gangs who are in constant war with each other over supremacy.
* Pretty much the main point of White Wolf's World of Darkness setting is that it's like this - the darkest rumours and fears are all true, and then some.
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* A more upscale version in the ''Film/JohnWick'' series. Every character is somehow involved in organized crime, with huge five-star hotels catering exclusively to mob hit-men, and civilians in the background don't seem to even notice.

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* A more upscale version in the ''Film/JohnWick'' series. Every character is somehow involved in organized crime, with huge five-star hotels catering exclusively to mob hit-men, and civilians in the background don't seem to even notice.take it totally in stride.

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* A more upscale version in the ''Film/JohnWick'' series. Every character is somehow involved in organized crime, with huge five-star hotels catering exclusively to mob hit-men, and civilians in the background don't seem to even notice.

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* Much of UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland - especially Belfast - during UsefulNotes/TheTroubles. The [[PoliceAreUseless police were nigh well useless]] and in many cases aiding and abetting sectarian violence. Thus the Provos and UDA in addition to terrorism indulged in drug trafficking, extortion, and protection rackets. They did act as a kind of de facto police force; there was a tacit agreement that each side would "police their own" and anyone found committing a crime would be summarily kneecapped, beaten, or told to get the hell out of town by one or the other according to their religious affiliation.


While they all derive from the movies, most versions of Gangsterland do reflect violent periods in the history of various cities -- at least if you turn your head and squint a little. UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity stand-ins will have violence courtesy of TheMafia, UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} from the Mayor's office and Prohibition-era bootleggers, and UsefulNotes/LosAngeles from [[GangBangers ethnic street gangs]]. Note that the first is organized crime, the second is [[WhiteCollarCrime corrupt]][[DirtyCop ion]] (and organized crime), and the third is street anarchy (though the more successful street gangsters move up into organized crime, or die trying).

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While they all derive from the movies, most versions of Gangsterland do reflect violent periods in the history of various cities -- at least if you turn your head and squint a little. UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity stand-ins will have violence courtesy of TheMafia, UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} from the Mayor's office and Prohibition-era bootleggers, and UsefulNotes/LosAngeles from [[GangBangers ethnic street gangs]]. Note that the first is organized crime, the second is [[WhiteCollarCrime corrupt]][[DirtyCop ion]] (and organized crime), and the third is street anarchy (though the more successful street gangsters move up into organized crime, or die trying).

trying). However in terms of treatment of civilians, the first rarely fits into TotalitarianGangsterism, the second may fit into it (depending on the government) and the third is this full-on.

Compare WretchedHive.
WretchedHive and TotalitarianGangsterism (the latter is GangsterLand, but the gangsters also oppress the civilians)

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* The setting of ''Slaughter Race'' in ''Disney/RalphBreaksTheInternet'' is the Los Angeles variant of this trope, where street thugs race each other in expensive cars, there is no law enforcement whatsoever, everything is dirty and run down, and it's perpetually sunset. This is paradise to Vanellope.


* UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}} is notorious for its insanely high crime rate and has been for several decades. Drug trafficking and use run rampant thanks to the high level of gang activity across the city, including the Bloods.
* Miami was once known as the Drug Capital of the United States. It was Terrorized by drug queenpin Grizelda Blanco back in the 70s and 80s, and served as a massive distribution hub for illegal drugs that were shipped to other US cities.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}} is notorious for its insanely high crime rate and has been for several decades. Drug trafficking and use run rampant thanks to the high level of gang activity across the city, including the Bloods.
Bloods. It served as the inspiration for the TV seiries Series/TheWire.
* Miami was once known as the Drug Capital of the United States. It was Terrorized by drug queenpin Grizelda Blanco back in the 70s and 80s, and served as a massive distribution hub for illegal drugs that were shipped to other US cities. Series/MiamiVice perfectly captured the vibe of the times.


--> And the pistols' red glare
--> Bombs bursting in air
--> Gave proof through the night
--> That Chicago's still there.
* Former UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} mayor Harold Washington lampshaded the city's reputation for crime in a speech to his supporters, quoted above. The phrase immediately afterwards was "Nowadays, they say 'How's Harold?'".

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That Chicago's still there.
* Former UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} mayor Harold Washington lampshaded the city's reputation for crime in a speech to his supporters, quoted above.supporters. The phrase immediately afterwards was "Nowadays, they say 'How's Harold?'".

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