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Vegas: The City the Mob Made
Vegas The City the Mob Made
Actor: Various
Director: Various
Genres: Documentary
NR     2009     7hr 17min

Las Vegas...Sin City...There is no place like it on earth. The adult playground in the Sun... The country s greatest resort city... the gambling capital of the world...A place of casinos...Home of the famous, and infamous ...  more »

     
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Actor: Various
Director: Various
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Crime & Conspiracy
Studio: Mill Creek Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 07/14/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 7hr 17min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Informative and Entertaining
J. Green | 11/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I really learned a lot watching this documentary. The historians and locals interviewed are really well-informed and have a real sense of the city's history in the context of the much larger US history narrative. Some of the information in later episodes is repetitive, but the series does a good job of explaining the role of the mob in developing the city; the historical importance of Las Vegas dating from the 19th century (did you know the Mormons were important in the settlement of this oasis town?); and the changing times and attitudes in the US with regard to gambling, prostitution, drinking/prohibition; and most importantly, perhaps, corporate economic power.
Though I've driven through the city several times, I've never been intrigued by it. Now I am, thanks to this series."