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Gotti: Godfather & Son: Behind the Don

Gotti: Godfather & Son: Behind the Don

  • Premiered: 
    January 14, 2019
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  • Network: A&E
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Enhanced episodes of Gotti: Godfather & Son 
  • Subject Matter: Gang/Mafia/Mob
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Plot Synopsis

GOTTI: GODFATHER & SON: BEHIND THE DON is a series of enhanced episodes of GOTTI: GODFATHER & SON, with updates since the original series aired on June 9 & 10, 2018.

The original series, GOTTI: GODFATHER & SON, is a four-hour BIOGRAPHY documentary that serves as the complete and definitive father-and-son story of two men who were raised in the mob and became the reigning king and heir apparent with John Gotti Jr. providing his most extensive on-camera interview to-date. The narrative spine of the documentary is never-before-seen segments from a 90-minute video of the last visit between a dying John Gotti Sr. and his son at the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, MO. Filmmaker and writer Richard Stratton has secured unprecedented access to the Gotti family to tell, for the first time, the complete story of what it was like to grow up a part of the first family of organized crime including unprecedented access to John Gotti Jr. It was during this meeting that John Gotti Jr., asked his father for his blessing to plead guilty to racketeering charges and bring "closure" to his legal troubles, a coded reference to what father and son both understand means taking the unprecedented step of quitting what might have been one of the last of the major mafia dynasties. This first-hand emotional account is provided by John Gotti Jr. himself and supported through unprecedented access to the people who lived it as well as through rare, personal photos from the Gotti family archive. Interview participants include John Gotti Sr.'s children John A. Gotti Jr., Peter Gotti and Angel Gotti; retired U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin; Colombo family "soldier" and author of "The Life" Larry Mazza; former F.B.I. agents Bruce Mouw, Louis Digregorio and Jim Abbott; former chief of the federal Organized Crime Strike Force Ed McDonald; criminal defense lawyers Bruce Cutler, Jeffrey Lichtman and Charlie Carnesi and criminal defense and civil rights lawyer Ron Kuby.

A&E premiered GOTTI: GODFATHER & SON: BEHIND THE DON on Monday, January 14, 2019 from 8pm-Midnight, as a four-hour marathon on a single night.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Kaufman Films