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Mob City S01E03-04 "Oxpecker"/"Stay Down" OAD 2013/12/18 *spoilers*

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Steveknj, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    I thought this series was really good.

    So in this fictional version, Bugsy Siegel is gunned down by Teague, the rogue cop. I am pretty sure, in reality, he's gunned down on orders from Myer Lansky and the NY crew, because of all the money he owed them from building the Las Vegas casino.
  2. Bob Coxner

    Bob Coxner Active Member

    Dec 1, 2004
    The killing is still unsolved, so it gives the writers freedom to create their own story.

    If you read the details on Wilipedia you'll see they copied the actual shooting almost bullet for bullet. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugsy_Siegel#Death
  3. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    Ahhhh...cool. My misconception. Then that's a great ending (well it was anyway, even if it was completely different than the facts).
  4. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

    Sep 29, 2003
    Yup, they even got the detail of the 30 cal. M1 carbine as the murder weapon though Bugsy's assailant is still unknown.

    I liked Mob City much more than Bonnie & Clyde with the writer's embellishments to the respective stories.

    Teague can really take a beating to the face! Ouch!
  5. Allanon

    Allanon Member

    Nov 2, 2005
    I've always heard that Bugsy Siegel created Las Vegas but I didn't know he just started to build the Flamingo and then was killed. I envisioned him running the place.
  6. Mikeyis4dcats

    Mikeyis4dcats Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2003
    the Flamingo was actually opened, then closed, then reopened for business during his lifetime.

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