Joseph Bologna stars as Bill Bonanno in this made-for-television adaptation of the controversial bestseller from Gay Talese, chronicling the rise of New York's infamous Bonanno organized crime family. When his father disappears in 1964 and Bill is compelled to take over the "empire," other mafiosi attempt to take what's theirs. Brenda Vaccaro and Richard S. Castellano fill out the impressive cast of this gripping crime tale.
- Year: 1973
- Country: United States of America
- Genre: Crime, History, Drama, TV Movie
- Studio: Halcyon Productions, Metromedia Producers Corporation
- Keyword: organized crime, mafia
- Director: Paul Wendkos
- Cast: Joseph Bologna, Brenda Vaccaro, Raf Vallone, Richard S. Castellano, Joe De Santis, Vic Tayback