He wrote his name in blood on the sidewalks of New York and made himself the Boss of all Bosses.
Arriving in America at the age of nine and embarking upon a life of crime at age 14, Charles “Lucky” Luciano rose through the ranks of the New York Mafia like a pistol shot.
By the age of 34, he was running the Sicilian mob like a U.S. corporation diversifying the rackets, organizing the gangs and running his own political candidates.
Examine Lucky’s 30-year career as CEO of Murder, Inc. through rare interviews and extensive archival footage. Mob insiders recall the history-making meetings held in Luciano’s Waldorf-Astoria headquarters.
And naval records reveal how his top-secret war efforts earned him parole from a 50-year sentence.Journey into the dangerous world of La Cosa Nostra for the definitive portrait of one of the most notorious criminals in history.