Screenwriters:Howard Korder, David Mamet
Starring:Oliver Platt, Robin Williams, Dermot Mulroney, Adam Goldberg, Bradley Cooper, Ed Burns
Based on the biography "The Prince of Providence: The Rise and Fall of Buddy Cianci, America's Most Notorious Mayor" written by Mike Stanton. More than just a biography of Providence's first Italian-American mayor, once considered one of America's most vibrant young politicians, this expose‚ also captures Rhode Island's and Providence's turbulent political histories and their direct effect on Buddy Cianci, one of America's most successful and most notorious politicians. Rhode Island, a haven for outcasts and freethinkers, earned the "colonial reputation as `Rogue's Isle,' a city of hustlers, gamblers and ward-heelers" that continued to be warranted well into the 1980s thanks to Providence being a home base of the American Mafia, an Irish-American Democratic political machine and a cast of dirty politicians.