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Godfather of Harlem 

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A gangster named Bumpy Johnson makes his way in Harlem during the 1960s. A TV prequel to the 2007 film, 'American Gangster', which centered on the criminal enterprise of Frank Lucas.
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Series cast summary:
Lucy Fry ...  Stella 11 episodes, 2019
Forest Whitaker ...  Bumpy Johnson 11 episodes, 2019
Demi Singleton ...  Margaret Johnson 10 episodes, 2019
Sereene Brown ...  Sister of Islam 10 episodes, 2019
Jamaal Burcher ...  Fruit of Islam Soldier 10 episodes, 2019
Antoinette Crowe-Legacy ...  Elise 10 episodes, 2019
Vincent D'Onofrio ...  Vincent 'Chin' Gigante 10 episodes, 2019
Giancarlo Esposito ...  Congressman Powell 10 episodes, 2019
Ilfenesh Hadera ...  Mayme Johnson 10 episodes, 2019
Kelvin Harrison Jr. ...  Teddy Greene 10 episodes, 2019
Erik LaRay Harvey ...  Del Chance 10 episodes, 2019
Angela McKenzie ...  Sister of Islam 10 episodes, 2019
Kathrine Narducci ...  Olympia Gigante 10 episodes, 2019
Markuann Smith ...  Junie Byrd 10 episodes, 2019
Paul Sorvino ...  Costello 10 episodes, 2019
Eric West ...  Richie 10 episodes, 2019
Rafi Gavron ...  Ernie Nunzi 9 episodes, 2019
Hollywood Nick Pagani Hollywood Nick Pagani ...  Frank Costello's Driver 9 episodes, 2019
Gregory Cioffi ...  Fat Ricky 8 episodes, 2019
Korey Jackson ...  Livingston Wingate 8 episodes, 2019
Chazz Palminteri ...  Joe Bonanno 7 episodes, 2019
Tramell Tillman ...  Bobby Robinson 7 episodes, 2019
Roslyn Ruff ...  Delia Greene 6 episodes, 2019
Afi Bijou ...  Sister Marny 5 episodes, 2019
Dominic Fumusa ...  Father Louis / ... 5 episodes, 2019
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A gangster named Bumpy Johnson makes his way in Harlem during the 1960s. A TV prequel to the 2007 film, 'American Gangster', which centered on the criminal enterprise of Frank Lucas.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

29 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Godfather of Harlem See more »

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ABC Signature Studios See more »
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While riding in the car after he got out of prison heading to retaliate against the Italians, Bumpy Johnson (Forrest Whitaker) hears a debate on the radio between Adam Clayton Powell & Malcolm X. Denzell Washington portrayed Malcolm in the movie "X" (1992) as well as Bumpy's real life successor, Frank Lucas in the movie "American Gangster" (2007). See more »

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Got everything but
30 September 2019 | by Jason_OffSee all my reviews

I am not sure how to review this, it should be great, amazing even but it just lacks the atmosphere you tend to associate with a mob film or series. Everything is a little rushed, the build up, the confrontations, the action, leaving a feeling of a lack of depth and seriousness.

Sadly even after 2 episodes I find myself without any interest in any of the characters. I will continue watching in the hope things improve.


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