Set amid the grit, greed, and glory of 1980s New York, Empires of New York chronicles the meteoric rise of five icons – Ivan Boesky, Donald Trump, Leona Helmsley, Rudy Giuliani and John Gotti – who not only reshaped the city but contributed mightily to the world we live in today. Drawing on exclusive interviews, never-before-told stories, and secret tapes, the series follows titans of the era who shared a singular trait: the insatiable need to win at all costs. Seizing opportunity in an era jolted by one cultural upheaval after another – MTV and 24-hour news, hip hop, drugs, the onset of AIDS – they broke rules, flaunted their wealth, and delighted in the destruction of their enemies. And oddly, at times America came to love them for it.
Futó sorozat 2020.11 - ? | 60 perc @CNBC, US
Paul Giamatti (Narrator),
At the dawn of the '80s, America finds itself in deep decline, and New York seems to symbolize everything that's gone wrong. It's crime-ridden, strapped for cash, dark and dirty. But for five would-be titans looking to seize their moment – Donald Trump, Ivan Boesky, Leona Helmsley, John Gotti, and Rudy Giuliani – chaos spells opportunity. With a keen eye for press and an aggressiveness the city's never seen, they begin their quest for power and fame – forever changing the world as we know it.
It's 1983, and the Big Apple is back. Wall Street is booming, yuppies are crowding the clubs, and five up-and-coming icons – Donald Trump, Ivan Boesky, Leona Helmsley, John Gotti, and Rudy Giuliani – are enjoying their first big taste of success. It only leaves them wanting more. Intoxicated by the idea of more money, power, and fame, some begin to cross lines – if they haven't done so already. And no one seems interested in stopping them.