“Killing Jimmy Hoffa” – Al Profit -writer, director, producer
Jimmy Hoffa was one of America’s most powerful men. He fought the Kennedy’s, made deals with the Mafia, and controlled 2 million union members. Then he vanished.
“The Frank Matthews Story” Al Profit-writer, director, producer
Frank Matthews was America’s biggest drug kingpin. In 1973, he jumped bail with $15 million dollars and has never been seen again. Born in 1944 in Durham, North Carolina, Matthews left his hometown when he was a teenager, going first to Philadelphia and then to New York City. By the early 1970’s, Frank Matthews had become America’s biggest drug kingpin. His organization, headquartered in Brooklyn, stretched across more than 20 states, and he became the only Black gangster to establish direct ties to the French Connection heroin pipeline. To quote a federal prosecutor assigned to the Matthews case, “Matthews was a pioneering giant of drug distribution.”
“Eye opening story of a tragic and brilliant, little-known drug kingpin who still remains a mystery. Thorough and engaging…this is how a documentary should be done.” -Amazon Review
“Motown Mafia” – Al Profit-writer, director, producer
From 1969 to 1975 Eddie Jackson and Courtney Brown
ran one of the largest heroin rings in the United States. Grossing 10 million a month in today’s dollars, the Eddie Jackson organization is likely the largest drug ring in Detroit’s history.
Motown Mafia is more than the story of 2 families and how they rose from Detroit’s old Black Bottom and Paradise Valley neighborhoods to the top of the city’s narcotics pyramid; it is the story of Detroit itself. From the nightlife of Paradise Valley to the intricacies of the heroin trade at its highest level, “Motown Mafia” is a must have piece of Detroit history. Available for Rent or download, iTunes, Google Play
“Detroit Mob Confidential” -Al Profit -writer, director, producer
Detroit Mob Confidential explores the history of Detroit’s La Cosa Nostra Family, which, in many ways, is the most successful crime family in the United States. “Detroit Mob Confidential” is the first and only documentary made about America’s most secretive, and perhaps most successful, Mafia family. Beginning in 1912 and finishing in 2009, “Detroit Mob Confidential” is a must-see DVD for any student of American History, crime buffs, and Detroiters. Available instant download or Streaming on Amazon
“T Stuckey” -Al Profit-writer, director, producer
Thelmon “Tee” Stuckey is a shadowy legend of the Detroit underworld. In the early 2000′s he was sentenced to life in Federal prison for drug trafficking and homicide; he narrowly avoided a death sentence-one of his initial charges was for the murder of a disgraced former Detroit Police officer who’d been kicked off the force for brutality and got involved in the city’s out-of-control crack trade.
Stuckey’s cousin Proof, Eminem’s right hand man, became Stuckey’s partner in his “Motor City” Record label, and Stuckey just missed being the man to sign Eminem to his first major contract.
After a long and complex legal fight which included the government using his rap lyrics against him and Super Bowl MVP Dwight Smith being convicted of money laundering for him, Stuckey was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Available Digital Download: Vimeo on Demandby