This episode features the rise and fall of Johnny Eng, one of the most notorious drug traffickers in the history of Manhattan's Chinatown. A one-time informant for the DEA, "Machine Gun Johnny" thought he could snitch on all his rivals to monopolize the heroin trade on the eastern seaboard. The special task force set up by the DEA would chase Eng all the way to Hong Kong. Eventually extradited to the U.S., Eng would hire John Gotti's lawyer to defend him against a prosecutor known as "The Dragon Lady."
This episode explores the case of Luis Felipe, also known as "King Blood." From a prison cell, Felipe founded the New York chapter of the Latin Kings street gang. Felipe's own writings would incriminate him as the orchestrator of murders and crimes against his own members. He is now serving a life sentence in solitary confinement.
A full Biography episode on the life of actor Sean Connery.
To many he is still the quintessential Bond... James Bond. Born in Edinburgh Scotland in 1930, Sean Connery's early working life hardly hinted at his future glamorous life as he took jobs ranging from milkman to lifeguard. His first taste of success came when he placed 3rd in the 1953 Mr. Universe contest. When another competitor suggested he try out for a part in the stage production of South Pacific, Connery found himself hooked on a new profession--acting. His role as James Bond was almost accidental; initially Carey Grant was asked to play the part but demanded too much money. Since landing his breakthrough role, the actor has gone on to leave an indelible mark on the film industry playing a wide range of no-nonsense tough guys. One of those roles, Jimmy Malone in The Untouchables, was recognized with an Oscar in 1987.
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