I watched this movie for several reasons: Cleveland, Danny Greene, the Mob, and my personal liking of gangster movies, especially those that chronicle recent history. On all counts, I was enormously satisfied. The movie does a very good job of showcasing the old Cuyahoga district of Cleveland and its famous waterfront. This was where Danny, an Irish-Catholic lad, grew up in the rough-and-tumble, violent environment of American gangsterism. Fighting for his very survival seems to be Danny's calling in life. As the movie describes, he was more than able to handle his own when it came to squaring off against and outsmarting even the most formidable of foes like the local and national Mafia families who had Cleveland tied around their little finger. A rogue himself, Danny knew how to push back when it came to challenging the territorial claims of equally ruthless men who ran all kinds of criminal activities: gambling, prostitution, intimidation, loan sharking and drugs. Danny wants a part of the action and, to get it, is prepared to go to war with anyone standing in his way. One can't help cheering for his fearless determination to get what he thought was his. His campaign took many twists and turns as he contended with assassination attempts, muggings, police investigations and numerous betrayals. The movie concludes with a Samson-like irony that really shows the power of the man to make a real positive difference in life, even though his name was associated with much that is evil. Ray Stevenson is a fine actor who does justice to Greene's burly, gritty and invincible nature. However, I am still left with few clues as to how Greene was able to withstand all those attacks on his life, especially during the early 1970s when the city was inundated with dozens of bomb explosions. Was the Mafia that inept that they couldn't lay a hand on Greene until he became too cocky for his own good?