Return to the violent years of the Prohibition Era in these true stories of New York's notorious gangland bootleggers, bookmakers, thugs and killers -- straight from the man who arrested them all. Based on the memoirs of Detective Barney Ruditsky, commanding officer of the city's famed Gangster Squad, The Lawless Years
focuses on organized crime and high-profile gangsters, as did The Untouchables,
which debuted the very same year.
GINNY:Dutch Schultz's mob throws a party to celebrate when they finally convince straight-arrow Detective Ruditsky to take payoff money.
LITTLE AUGIE:A horribly scarred, extremely violent mobster whose very name strikes terror on the streets, "Little Augie" Orgen, launches a scheme to extort tens of millions yearly from the garment industry.
THE SONNY ROSEN STORY:A high-society scion, Sonny Rosen, is kidnapped and $100,000 in ransom is demanded from his terrified parents.
TRIPLE CROSS:Ruditsky is called in to investigate when a drug deal gone terribly wrong leaves two bullet-riddled corpses on the sidewalk.