Unrated | | Biography, Crime, Drama
Between 1906-1909, NYPD Lieutenant Joe Petrosino heads the 'Italian Squad' and tries to stamp out organized crime from the city, often times amid assassination attempts by the Mafia.
Based on the true story of NYPD Lt. Joseph "Joe" Petrosino (August 30, 1860-March 12, 1909). Petrosino implemented new crime-fighting techniques against organized crime that are still in use today. Petrosino was assassinated by the Mafia while on an undercover mission to Palermo, Sicily.
An Irish man? I never heard of one who was nice... or smart.
Police Lt. Joseph Petrosino: Ah, that's what they say about the Italians.