Watch Abel Ferrara's 'Pizza Connection' on 'Vice'

Cult independent filmmaker and director Abel Ferrara (The King of New York, the original Bad Lieutenant) is making a web series for Vice called Pizza Connection.

Sound familiar? It's based loosely on the infamous "Pizza Connection" heroin ring that made Rudy Giuliani's career. In the '80s, Giuliani successfully prosecuted the smuggling operation's ringleader.

Watch the video above for background on the Pizza Connection case. After the jump, the first two episodes of Ferrara's fictionalized take on the shenanigans (NSFW due to language, violence). [via @tuckerbaileyco]

Abel Ferrara's 'Pizza Connection,' Parts 1 and 2

These videos are NSFW due to language and violence. You have been warned.

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