In the 1970s, New York City was festering cesspool of police corruption, vice, and police corruption. No entity was more happy about this perfect storm of ills than the Mafia, who ruled the city by controlling unions, sex trade and even hospitals. But pride comes before the fall, and Netflix’s newest documentary chronicles how wiretap investigations destroyed the Five Families in Fear City: New York vs The Mafia.
Featuring first-hand accounts from then prosecutor and future New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, undercover federal agents and even former Mafia boss turned priest Michael Franzese, New York vs the Mafia breaks down layer by layer how the the trials of the 80s decimated the Five Families and permanently crippled the Mafia’s power.
Fear City: New York vs The Mafia debuts on July 22.