Director: Roger Corman Cast: Jason Robards, George Segal, Ralph Meeker, Jean Hale
Story: Chicago February 14th 1929. Al Capone finally establishes himself as the city's boss of organised crime. In a north-side garage his hoods, dressed as policemen, surprise and mow down with machine-guns the key members of Bugs Moran's rival gang. The film traces the history of the incident, and the lives affected and in some cases ended by it.
Director: Mike Hodges Cast: Mickey Rourke, Bob Hoskins, Alan Bates, Sammi Davis
Story: Martin Fallon is an IRA bomber who tries to blow up a troop truck but instead kills a bus load of school children. He loses heart and quits the movement and goes to London trying to leave the U.K. and start a new life.
Directors: Paddy Breathnach Cast: Peter McDonald, Antoine Byrne, Brendan Gleeson, Michael McElhatton
Story: Fresh out of prison, Git rescues a former best friend (now living with Git's girlfriend) from a beating at the hands of loan sharks. He's now in trouble with the mob boss, Tom French, who sends Git to Cork with another debtor, Bunny Kelly, to find a guy named Frank Grogan, and take him to a man with a friendly face at a shack across a bog.
Directors: John Boorman Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Adrian Dunbar, Sean McGinley, Maria Doyle Kennedy
Story: The real-life story of Dublin folk hero and criminal Martin Cahill, who pulled off two daring robberies in Ireland with his team, but attracted unwanted attention from the police, the IRA, the UVF and members of his own team.
Directors: Davis Caesar Cast: Bryan Brown, Toni Collette, John Goodman, Sam Neill
Story: Set in 1960's Sydney, this is the story of an Australian gangster whose booming business, buoyed by the influx of U.S. soldiers in town for R&R during their tours in Vietnam, attracts the attention of first the Chicago mafia, and then their East Coast competitors.
Director: Jonathan Hensleigh Cast: Ray Stevenson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Val Kilmer, Christopher Walken
Story: The true story of Danny Greene, a tough Irish thug working for mobsters in Cleveland during the 1970's.
The first criminal bands that emerged from the gritty slums of areas like Five Points were the Irish. Although many Irish became civil servants, there were a few who chose the underworld road to success. While the Sicilians were going by the moniker Black Hand, the Irish were using White Hand.
Based out of the Brooklyn docks, these groups made most of their money by extorting the longshoremen, hijacking loads of merchandise off the boats, and running gambling operations open to the dockworkers.
- The Everything Mafia Book by Scott M. Deitche