Joe Adonis - in Popular Culture

In Popular Culture

  • Adonis is portrayed in the 1984 film Gangster Wars by James Percell, the 1991 film Bugsy by Lewis Van Bergen and in the 1999 television movie Lansky both by Casey McFadden and Sal Landi.
  • Adonis has been featured in the television documentary series American Justice.

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