Motown Mafia

2014 • 69 minutes
87 reviews
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From 1969 to 1975 Eddie Jackson and Courtney Brown
ran one of the largest heroin rings in the United States. Grossing 10 million a month in today's dollars, the Eddie Jackson organization is likely the largest drug ring in Detroit's history.
Motown Mafia is the story of 2 families and how they rose from Detroit's old Black Bottom and Paradise Valley neighborhoods to the top of the city's narcotics pyramid.
Eddie Jackson was cut from a different cloth than men like Leroy "Nicky" Barnes and Frank Lucas. He ruled his empire with strategy more than violence, despite having to ply his trade in America's murder capital- Detroit; Eddie and Courtney also never became federal informants. The "Fat Man' was the most beloved kingpin in history, dispensing favors and throwing money from the windows of his Rolls Royce.

Motown Mafia is not just the story of the Jackson and Brown families, but the story of Detroit itself. From the nightlife of Paradise Valley to the intricacies of the heroin trade at its highest level, "Motown Mafia" is a must have piece of Detroit history.

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87 reviews
YeYe'Yemayá Oya
October 31, 2014
This Was Good The Only Reason Why I No Give 5★ Was Because It Wasn't Long Enough
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Theresa Jones
February 9, 2015
Good movie but too short
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Antwan Nicholson
June 11, 2015
Good movie
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