An episodic quasi-documentary covering 32 years--mainly through flashback--unfolding that ever-fascinating subculture, the Outfit. Real names are used in a part-factual, part-fictional recounting of the development and growth of the organized Italian-American crime syndicate known as the
Cosa Nostra, seen from the perspective of a minor "soldier" in the ranks, played by Bronson. Serving a 15-year sentence at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary on a narcotics charge, Bronson learns that his ex-boss Ventura--a powerful capo
in the hierarchy--has put out a "contract" on his life,
believing Bronson to be responsible for his own incarceration. Frightened for his saf...