Gangland

Gangland

2007, Crime  -    -  Playlist 75 Comments
6.31
12345678910
Ratings: 6.31/10 from 26 users.

GanglandGangland is a gritty, true-life documentary series exposing the world of history's most notorious and dangerous gangs.

The Gangland series tells the insider story and we learn how the gangs shaped their times and affected the neighborhoods that they controlled.

From the destruction wrought by the heroin kingpins in Harlem of the 1970s to today's most dangerous gang MS-13, which has spread out from the inner city to infect unexpected turf - suburban communities-gangs have a rich yet deadly history.

They usually start out as a form of protection for their members and community but then grow predatory as they feed on the very people that they purport to defend.

With exclusive interviews and rarely seen footage, this is a raw look at life inside these gangs-from those who live it and the agencies that are working to stop them.

More great documentaries

guest

75 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Gregory mccurry
Gregory mccurry
4 years ago

dana bostic the new breeds the 4 corner hustlers are 2 of the best episodes.

Denny
Denny
5 years ago

Stick them all on an isolated island somewhere and let them kill each other off. Problem solved

Warrior
Warrior
5 years ago

Of all the gangs that y'all shown on Gangland daughter still missing one vicious hardcore gang out of Texas which is a Texas Mexican Mafia on a San Antonio area Corpus Christi area

Lenny Pincus
Lenny Pincus
6 years ago

From this series I learned about MS-13, Los Zetas, and any number of gangs that are finally getting attention.

Nakor420
Nakor420
12 years ago

I know how to get rid of these gangs. Anyone found to be in a gang, whether they commited a crime or not...automatic, mandatory execution. No exceptions. I guarantee the gangs would dry up and disappear in no time.

Mohamed Aleem
Mohamed Aleem
12 years ago

jesus..whats up with theses friggin hobos??? gangs suck!!

jesserau
jesserau
12 years ago

The documentary has a disgusting glorifying tone.

Michael Danger Gee
Michael Danger Gee
12 years ago

Over produced, over sensationalized american crap.....
flashy images oooh

Hexotica
Hexotica
12 years ago

ugh I couldn't get past 5 minutes of the over-sensational style of editing and narration! :/ didn't watch it.

Tobias Dresler
Tobias Dresler
12 years ago

it doesn't make a difference. nobody is trying to justify the gangster life style. you wont stop the problem by killing all the ''gangbangers'' new ones will take their place. if you want mommy's and daddy's to have their offspring safe, you will have to change the social structure of the society. you know take the problem by its roots. that is what people mean when they say :'' I cannot believe the level of ignorance out there. Just cause you didn't have to make those choices or be in those circumstances you think your right about everything you say. You need go through something to truly understand it. Until then you should be more humble about making outlandish assumptions about whats evil and whats good and so on. ''_quote from rtiom. not trying to part with the killers, but just saying that its not a solution to give 3 times life sentences.

zorro11
zorro11
12 years ago

Oh yeah,what diference does it makes to parents of murdered child,how the killer grew up?

zorro11
zorro11
12 years ago

MissPamela Quinn,u nailed it.

MrNamsat
MrNamsat
12 years ago

Jesus rtiom. Chill the fu*k out. Why get so upset about varying opinions? It's great that people can have an open discussion about these issues. Don't take it so personally. I actually agree with your basic underlying message. I don't think you can judge anyone without experiencing their exact life circumstances. How can anyone say they would act differently in the same situation if they haven't been there themselves? However, I don't like your aggressive approach.

Jack
Jack
12 years ago

I do not like the way this doc presents its self. From the narrator to the graphics used. It is much like the fear mongering Fox news projects as to the 'war on terror'. Yes this gang is violet and corrupt. But this corruption and violence is a result of a complex social dynamic witch the doc neglects to investigate. It is fear-mongering disguised as journalism like this which is as violent to society as the gangs them selves.

Greg_Mc
Greg_Mc
12 years ago

Maybe I am getting old and cynical or I have just seen to many of these types of documentaries because they all seem the same to me, just change the name of the gang and or leader and follow the usual script. Not saying the problems and issues are not important because they obviously are as to many of these kids start life and grow up under horrible conditions where their role models are drug dealers and murders. But I just find that far to often I start watching one of these docs and it feels like I have seen it before and having seen so many of them the violence and total lack of humanity in these people is no longer shocking to me (could be my own fault for watching so many of them) but I do think part of the problem is as I already said that they are all made using the same format. A while ago I watched some of the one's done by Ross Kemp and really enjoyed those (as much as one can enjoy watching a doc on this topic and these people) but I doubt it is easy to get people to do what Ross does, even if they make it look like he is in more danger than he really is. I know the situations he puts himself in (especially when he goes to a war) are real and have real danger but when he visits gangs I often wonder if he has some sort of body guards with him. Either way I like his shows and the man is either crazy or pretty damned brave.

rtiom
rtiom
12 years ago

I cannot believe the level of ignorance out there. Just cause you didn't have to make those choices or be in those circumstances you think your right about everything you say. You need go through something to truly understand it. Until then you should be more humble about making outlandish assumptions about whats evil and whats good and so on.

rtiom
rtiom
12 years ago

And who are you the grammar police? Am I here too amuse you with my wonderful writing skills? Am I writing an essay for you too mark, or prehaps it's important to me what you think. Consider that your another douche-bag who knows the incredibly important difference between to, two, and too in this instance. Yet you know nothing of the difference between intelligence and education. So too me you just blah blah bob. And what in the world does "another computer tough guy" supposed to mean? That has got to be the cheesiest thing i heard today along with go play in the traffic. You are really clever man, but you seem to be changing the subject from the documentary too just lashing out on the comment section against me. And hell yeah I feel like a lot of people on here are act and say extremely foolish things. And then they wonder why the society they live in is soo messed up.

S.E.T.H
S.E.T.H
12 years ago

The fastest, easiest way to gain power over people is violence. While I wont claim to know any real gangsters of the US variety i'd also submit that most of these dudes are alike in one way.

They seek the affiliation of their brethren to justify their less than ideal circumstances!

These guys will get what they signed up for, death and prison sentences seem to be the status quo.

Paul Coskun
Paul Coskun
12 years ago

No one has actually said if this is good or not, just talked total sh*t.

Oh
Oh
12 years ago

Police are the most aggressive/organized gangster out there. and we paid for their protection.

princeton
princeton
12 years ago

hate to say it rtiom...
but so what if these criminals made money & changed careers later.. the violent acts they commit in my opinion cannot be excused by circumstance.. because we all face tough ones but ultimately have a choice whether to let situations turn us into monsters or rise above them..

sorry rtiom.. they are unintelligent barbarians who probably had other options... i know this from experience, being poor is not a good enuf excuse.

Pamela Quinn
Pamela Quinn
12 years ago

Makes me laugh with the irony. America has this sh*t on it`s streets that cause death and destruction to American citizens. What constructive value do these so called men have? America sends troops to fight terrorism in the middle east yet has these terrorists on the streets. These gangs should be sent to Gauntanamo and let the military deal with this filthy scum! What a fu*king joke!

rtiom
rtiom
12 years ago

Some people do things because they have very little options and because they grew up indoctrinated to believe lies. It's not always their fault, it doesn't make them stupider than anyone else, because clearly they make their money and they do make it if their smart enough and lucky enough. Not everybody has good you losers.

rtiom
rtiom
12 years ago

You guys can be as sarcastic as you like, but i speak from experience mainly, not from what I've read. And it's pretty disgusting how so many so called intelligent people can sit around and have different opinions about unfortunate people just based on the different ways they are shown on tv/news.

rtiom
rtiom
12 years ago

You'd be surprised how many of them are far more intelligent than half of the people sharing their incredible knowledge here.

rtiom
rtiom
12 years ago

oHHH, and one more thing to the ignorant fools who come up with silly assumptions and jump too conclusions on here without any real solid knowledge about the subject. I personally know of many ex so called "barbarians" and criminals who have risen up and became lawyers , cops, and engineers.

rtiom
rtiom
12 years ago

I appreciate this documentary for showing what the world contains. It brings insight to people living in these counties. It's important to have a wide and rich understanding of society and whats going on around you. I read some of the comments here and would like to emphasize on the difference between intelligence and education. They do not go hand in hand because you can very easily be educated, yet you can't be made intelligent.
CYBER DOG - mentioned that America solves other countries problems but can't solve their own sorta speak. Well in my opinion America doesn't solve anyone's problems but only brings back old ones in order to keep trying to solve more ;p
CYBER DOGS BREATH STINKS- Because his reasoning and logic, are of a narrow minded human being, who is unaware of the complexities of the world. Don't ever forget that it's easy to be a back seat driver, or the civilian watching the tanks roll by as criticizing everything you see. But it's a whole different world when not only are you the driver but the moves actions on the road traveling at high speeds are determined not only by your own judgment but by collective and mutual decisions of a group. And once you make that turn you, your in a whole new situation.

Jay Nguyen
Jay Nguyen
12 years ago

@valkto thanks for uploading the docs for us to learn
if i can make a request can you find the documentary THRIVE

PavolvsBitch
PavolvsBitch
12 years ago

The opening text is interesting in that it claims that most 'gangs' started off in a vigilante role turned predatory. Duplication of police state; we'd never have let them gain so much control unless we'd been duped into believing they were going to 'protect us'. Don't need to see the film - lesson observed.

CyberDog Breath
CyberDog Breath
12 years ago

What a complete waste of my time, I regret watching this. Having a documentary showing that the world contains, unintelligent, useless people that will rather steal, pillage, and kill than create something constructive, or further humanities goal of evolving is rather pathetic. To think that people still have this barbaric, medieval, or more closely, neanderthal intelligence shows us that humans have still so far to go... It is embarrassing to be human at times. It really seems that the intellect level between the academic and these sorts of people to be ever increasing. Then on the flip side, America can Solve every other country on the planet's problems, but cannot solve a simple gangsterism problem in their own back yard .. Perhaps more should have been spent on this, and less on the Bin Laden story. Oh wait, there were no arms contracts to be made from this by the political elite, go figure..

Guest
Guest
12 years ago

31 hours...what is that the reverse of 13 or what? coincidence
az

Guest
Guest
12 years ago

@Py, see i knew it would be a good one! lolololol