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The Deuce - HBO - David Simon

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Mister Pink
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#31

Posted 17 October 2017 - 12:35 AM Edited by Mister Pink, 17 October 2017 - 12:38 AM.

 

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one of the reasons the mafia uses the construction racket for, is no show jobs. with the brother in law over seeing payroll. I imagine the way they will pay the debt back is putting a couple of Rudy's guy on the construction payroll

 

 

Also a bit like when you did see them show up for the job in The Sopranos except they just sat there getting tans all day and eating food. 

 

I had the same question too. The money they're making from the racket is decent. Was it that they take a cut from everyone's pay? But instead of giving the employees cheques, they cash them for them (they have no choice) but charge the a percentage for the service. Might look good for the mob to lodge them through a business front and their dirty money might look legit and clean. Although wouldn't they have to pay tax through the front? Would love to know if someone knows that scam well. 

 

@Spaghetti Cat: Yeah man, was saying that for years or even late 70s/early 80's when Hip Hop was being born and New York was still a hell-hole crime-ridden kip of a place. Thats why I was kind of disappointed that Rockstar set IV in modern times. Seemed like a real missed opportunity.  

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#32

Posted 4 weeks ago

Taking a cut from their pay was my initial thought, the fact that the foreman had to explain the builders earnings and deductions to him suggested that.

I'm telling you I will never look at soup in the same light again lol. That was rank.

I was checking out the cast on imdb, the actress who plays Abby is 37. She could easily pass for 20. She's only two years younger than Maggie Gyllenhall.
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Posted 2 weeks ago

Thanks for posting this; I've been looking for a new show to watch. I liked the first two seasons of The Wire but never got around to watching the rest. Once the high of the season 2 finale wore off I found it difficult to get into the 3rd season and just stopped. I'll probably finish it one day, but for now I think it's time to reboot my HBO subscription and watch The Deuce. :)

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Posted 5 days ago

So I finished series one. The good news is it has been renewed for a second series. It's a great show which i'd definately recommend. The story, acting, and atmosphere are all great. It really feels like a snapshot of this specific era and place.
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