Magic City (2012–2013)
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The Year of the Fin 

Ike Evans, owner of Miami's most glamorous hotel, needs his 1958 NYE concert to be a smash. He makes a deal with mobster Ben Diamond to ensure success that threatens his life and family.


Carl Franklin


Mitch Glazer (creator), Mitch Glazer


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Claudio Duarte Claudio Duarte ... Driver
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Ike Evans
Olga Kurylenko ... Vera Evans
Steven Strait ... Stevie Evans
Jessica Marais ... Lily Diamond
Christian Cooke ... Danny Evans
Elena Satine ... Judi Silver
Dominik Garcia ... Mercedes Lazaro (as Dominik Garcia-Lorido)
Taylor Blackwell ... Lauren Evans
Danny Huston ... Ben Diamond
Yul Vazquez ... Victor Lazaro (as Yul Vázquez)
Alex Rocco ... Arthur Evans
Michael Rispoli ... Bel Jaffe
Leland Orser ... Mike Strauss
Bradford Tatum ... 'Dandy' Al Haas


Ike Evans, owner of Miami's most glamorous hotel, needs his 1958 NYE concert to be a smash. He makes a deal with mobster Ben Diamond to ensure success that threatens his life and family.

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Crime | Drama








Release Date:

30 March 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Dominik Garcia's own parents and grandparents had emigrated from Cuba to the US in the wake of Fidel Castro's takeover of that nation. See more »


When Ike picks up his father from the beach the side walk is wet where they are standing but everywhere else it is dry. See more »


Music by Walter Gross
Lyrics by Jack Lawrence
Performed by Patti Austin
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Decent Sart for the Series
19 April 2012 | by UnknownianSee all my reviews

The Season opener centers around a Miami Beach Hotel 1/2 owned by a Jewish Business man (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) his two sons, one who has eyes for anything in or out of a dress; including his stepmother (Olga Kurylenko) and Morgan's pre-teen daughter; just before New Year's eve 1958; through New Years morning 1959. I was hoping for a thicker plot, but the era is so appealing, I was satisfied with the visuals enough to hold me tight to the screen. The show seems to imply that Morgan's character is involved with the Jewish Mob. The name of the Mob Boss played by Danny Huston is Ben Diamond. Could be Jewish Mafia; his Character closely resembles Ben Siegel (Bugsy Siegel). Morgan is terrific as the Lead; and Kurylenko is so beautiful, she doesn't even have to open her mouth. Danny Huston as the Mob guy and 1/2 silent partner in the Hotel is so over cast, his characters seem to be crashing into each other. I think the Producer's could have found a more appealing, mysterious and perhaps even unknown actor rather than Danny Huston to play this mob boss role. If you like pretty ladies, you will not be disappointed. Don't take the period too seriously, because the Producers certainly haven't. The jargon, hair and dress is far from authentic. Perhaps that's why it's called "Magic City". It's an extremely surreal version of Miami in the late 50s. For a Season Opener it was decent, and I'm hoping the plot and scripts catch up to the visuals. It was a beautiful thing to watch in HD on a wide screen.

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