American Gangster

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Wednesday 10:00 PM on BET Premiered Nov 28, 2006 In Season

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  • Mutulu Shakur

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    S 3 : Ep 10 -

    Shakur spent the past 25 years in federal prison for helping plan and execute the $1.6 million robbery of a Brinks armored truck in New York in 1981. The heist left three people dead.moreless
  • Romper Room Gang

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    S 3 : Ep 9 - 1/15/09

    This group of notorious homegrown bank robbers, from the troubled Bay Area suburb of Vallejo, robbed dozens of banks in that area in the mid-'90s.
  • Willie Lloyd

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    S 3 : Ep 8 - 1/8/09

    Lloyd grew up in the Lawndale, on Chicago's west side, a stronghold of the Vice Lords – the city's oldest and largest active gang, along with the Gangster Disciples.
  • The Jamaican Shower Posse

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    S 3 : Ep 7 - 12/16/08

    The Shower Posse was born in the rough and ruthless ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica. From the '70s well into the '80s they were one of several gangs used by Jamaica's mainstream political parties as tools for extortion and intimidation.moreless
  • Guy Fisher

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    S 3 : Ep 6 - 12/4/08

    The first Black owner of the Apollo Theater in Harlem was a dashing ladies man, sports fan, bon vivant – and drug lord.
  • J. Edgar Hoover

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    S 3 : Ep 5 - 11/20/08

    The first and most famous director of the FBI consolidated his power through a combination of brilliant public relations moves and compromising personal files he maintained on politicians who held his fate in their hands, including several presidents.moreless
  • Cornell Jones

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    S 3 : Ep 4 - 11/13/08

    Rayful Edmond's predecessor as D.C.'s drug kingpin was a native son who quietly plied his trade in the shadow of the Capitol, and ultimately developed a network that funneled drugs throughout major cities of the Eastern seaboard and even throughout Europe.moreless
  • Midget Molley

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    S 3 : Ep 3 - 11/6/08

    The son of a minister, this former drug Lord of Atlantic City was once said to have raked in more than a $1 million a month, a position he flaunted in public literally by wearing a gold crown on his head.moreless
  • Monster Kody

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    S 3 : Ep 2 - 10/30/08

    Few gangsters emblemize the tragedy of gang life – and the failed promise of so many who follow that path – more than "Monster" Kody Scott, a best-selling author and career criminal.
  • Larry Davis

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    S 3 : Ep 1 - 10/23/08

    Born and raised in the South Bronx, Larry Davis made headlines when he wounded six NYC police officers in a dramatic 1986 shootout, after officers raided his sister's Bronx apartment to arrest him on charges of murdering five drug dealers.moreless
  • Kenneth McGriff

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    S 2 : Ep 10 - 12/5/07

    Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff's long, strange journey led him to form a Queens-based drug ring, The Supreme Team. Once released from prison he became a friend and associate of music entrepreneur Irv "Gotti" Lorenzo, and re-invented himself as a movie producer with "Crime Partners," the first Goines novel to be made into a film, and featuring Snoop Dogg, Ice-T, and Ja Rule. However, his newfound career ended abruptly when he was charged and convicted for ordering deadly hits on two rivals, and sentenced to life in prison without parole.moreless
  • Rayful Edmond III

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    S 2 : Ep 9 - 11/28/07

    To many in his home town of Washington D.C., he was public enemy No. 1 during his 1980s reign as the city’s biggest cocaine and crack dealer. However, Rayful Edmond III says he was only trying to help his family live a better life and enjoy the finer things life had to offer.moreless
  • Chaz Williams

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    S 2 : Ep 8 - 11/21/07

    In the 1970s, Charles “Chaz” Williams went well beyond traditional hustles by robbing over 60 banks in several states. Decades later, Chaz - or Slim as he is known on the streets - takes ‘American Gangster’ on a personal tour of his life’s journey, including how he continued his bank-robbing escapades after going to jail under the blanket protection of the prison work release program.moreless
  • Jeff Fort

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    S 2 : Ep 7 - 11/14/07

    Jeff Fort is a gangster legend in Chicago. Fort spent his youth in detention centers. Fort led the Black P. Stone Rangers. The "P" Stood for "Prince".
  • Felix "the Cat" Mitchell

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    S 2 : Ep 6 -

    Felix "the Cat" Mitchell was a ruthless and merciless killer.
  • Frank Lucas

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    S 2 : Ep 5 - 10/31/07

    Frank Lucas is the subject of a blockbuster movie, also titled "American Gangster," starring Denzel Washington as Lucas and Russell Crowe as the detective and prosecutor Ritchie Roberts, who helped bring him to justice. In this episode of BET's "American Gangster," Lucas faces the camera himself and tells his story – with an assist from the real Ritchie Roberts.moreless
  • The D.C. Snipers

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    S 2 : Ep 4 - 10/24/07

    In October, 2002, the ‘D.C. Snipers’ introduced a new kind of terror to the US. public. For three weeks, the killers shot people at random - ordinary citizens doing the most mundane things - shopping, pumping gas, waiting for a bus. John Muhammad, 42, was a deranged dad on a mission to get back his kids. Lee Boyd Malvo, 17, was a homeless juvenile desperate for a father – who John Muhammad methodically transformed into a boy soldier.moreless
  • Melvin Williams

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    S 2 : Ep 3 - 10/17/07

    Before he was old enough to shave, “Little Melvin” Williams possessed a genius I.Q. and was a prodigy in the gambling haunts and alleyways along glittering Pennsylvania Avenue. His exploits helped inspire the hit series “The Wire.” On this episode of ‘American Gangster’ he tells his story, his way.moreless
  • Larry Hoover

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    S 2 : Ep 2 - 10/10/07

    King” Larry Hoover is the architect of Chicago’s largest and most powerful street organization, the Gangster Disciples. This installment presents a complex portrait of a complex man, including interviews with federal prosecutors, former associates of the Gangster Disciples, Larry Hoover’s son, his wife - and Hoover himself.moreless
  • Philly Black Mafia

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    S 2 : Ep 1 - 10/3/07

    Black Mafia was the most feared force in Philadelphia’s criminal Black underworld. One of the most ambitious criminal enterprises in the history of Black America, the group extorted, hustled, plundered and murdered with impunity. It also maneuvered skillfully through many worlds, shielding itself inside the Nation of Islam, conning politicians and other leaders, and devising multiple layers of protection and cover.moreless
  • Lorenzo "Fat Cat" Nichols

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 1/2/07

    This installment shows what Queens, NY was really like when Nichols roamed the streets.
  • The Chambers Brothers

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 12/26/06

    Billy Joe, Larry, Willie and Otis Chambers are some of the most notorious drug lords in America. This installment chronicles their high points and their fall in 1988 because Larry videotaped the drug deals, and the tapes were found.moreless
  • Troy & Dino Smith

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 12/19/06

    This installment explores the Smiths' rise from teen criminals to masterminds of some of Bay Area's most cunning crimes.
  • Leroy "Nicky" Barnes

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 12/12/06

    This installment chronicles Barnes' life addiction to heroin beginning in the 1950s. He is now known as the most notorious snitch in history.
  • "Freeway" Ricky Ross

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 12/5/06

    This installment chronicles Ross' rise and fall in narcotics distribution and his unusual connection to the Reagan-era CIA/Iran-Contras controversy.
  • Stanley "Tookie" Williams

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 11/28/06

    He was a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, he worked with troubled youth and he co-founded one of the most infamous gangs that continues to terrorize the Black community nationwide. His life is documented in this installment.moreless
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