Mugshots

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  • 2000
  • 1 Season
  • 7.0  (35)

Mugshots is a crime documentary TV series that aired from 2000 to 2003. The show's focus is to display the entire story behind some of the most notorious and unforgettable criminals in the United States. The series was produced by Content Media Corporation, and it featured interviews with well-known law enforcement officers and narrated by Arthur J. Nascarella, who is famously known for his work on The Sopranos.

Each episode of Mugshots showcases the story of a specific criminal and their downfall. The series has interviewed serial killers, mob bosses, drug dealers, and other nefarious and notorious individuals. The show examines the criminal's history, including what led them down the path of crime, their methods, and what ultimately brought them to justice. The series also delves into their personal lives, including relationships and family.

One of the fascinating aspects of Mugshots is its exclusive and in-depth insight into the criminal world from the perspective of law enforcement. The series features interviews with police officers, detectives, FBI agents, and other officials who worked on the case. They share their experiences and reveal the techniques used to capture the criminal masterminds behind some of the most heinous crimes. These never-before-heard details offer an disturbingly exciting peek into the criminal minds of some of America's most wanted.

Another feature that set Mugshots apart from other true-crime documentaries of the time was its ability to humanize criminals. The show does not glorify these dangerous and violent individuals; instead, it presents them as real-life humans. The interviewees provide discussions on the perpetrators' childhood, upbringing, and relationships, giving viewers an empathetic outlook on some of the world's most hated people. The series also examines how society reacts to these criminals and the impact their crimes have on the victims, families, and communities.

Mugshots narrated by Arthur J. Nascarella offers a well-rounded view of various crimes, from organized crime and drug trafficking to cold-blooded murder cases. Nascarella lends a grim, no-nonsense voice to the show, adding to its dark, eerie ambiance. His voice-overs help provide insight into the mind of criminals and the killings that occurred.

Personal interviews with people who knew the perpetrators and victims elevate Mugshots from a simple re-telling of crime stories. These in-depth interviews mixed with newspaper clippings, surveillance footage, and still images create a gripping visual experience. Most of the interviews are with the family members of the victims, allowing viewers to connect with them intimately.

The re-enactments of each crime presented in the show offer glimpses into the mind of the killer, as well. Though not always necessary, these dramatizations help visualize a particular scene or moment and are genuinely detailed, making it even more engaging. The filmmakers meticulously researched the cases and the criminals involved, which makes the show feel authentic from start to finish.

The show is a mixture of emotions; it's sad, sick, captivating, and unexpectedly fascinating. The series offers exclusive details on cases never told before or forgotten by the public, adding to its unique educational value. Whether you're a true-crime enthusiast or just curious, Mugshots succeeds in delivering a thrilling, insightful look into some of the most infamous criminals.

Mugshots showcases some of the worst in humanity but manages to be an educational and eye-opening run into the minds of some of the world's most dangerous criminals. With its interviews, reenactments, and accounts from those closest to the case, the show is an excellent combination of edutainment that leaves a lasting impact on its viewers.

Mugshots is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (48 episodes). The series first aired on January 1, 2000.

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48. David Koresh
 
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Tom Green
47. Tom Green
 
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Rabbi Fred Neulander
46. Rabbi Fred Neulander
 
Rabbi Fred Neulander denied his role in a plot to kill his wife for the love of a beautiful woman from Philadelphia. Quiet suburban Cherry Hill has never been the same
O.J. Simpson
45. O.J. Simpson
 
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The Menendez Brothers
44. The Menendez Brothers
 
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John Lennon: Death of A Beatle
43. John Lennon: Death of A Beatle
 
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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
42. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
 
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JFK
41. JFK
 
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Jimi Hendrix
40. Jimi Hendrix
 
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Pablo Escobar
39. Pablo Escobar
 
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John Gotti: End of the Sicilian Mob
38. John Gotti: End of the Sicilian Mob
 
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Robert Sivleria
37. Robert Sivleria
 
This documentary rides the rails looking for Robert "Robbie" Silveria and a wild bunch of killers feared for jumping trains and assaulting a generation that secretly rode America's railroads.
Eric Rudolph
36. Eric Rudolph
 
Eric Rudolph tracked then bombed an abortion office. While in hiding, Rudolph's mother went on television to appeal for his surrender, but eventually the FBI captured the bomber.
Rafael Perez
35. Rafael Perez
 
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Margaret Rudin
34. Margaret Rudin
 
Margaret Rudin, the "black widow" killer, has buried several husbands who died "mysteriously." Interviewed inside a Las Vegas prison -Rudin maintains her innocence and claims the DA has unjustly charged her.
Donna Trapani
33. Donna Trapani
 
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Osama Bin Landen
32. Osama Bin Landen
 
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Michael Jackson
31. Michael Jackson
 
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P. Diddy
30. P. Diddy
 
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Knoller & Noel
29. Knoller & Noel
 
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Robert Blake
28. Robert Blake
 
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Cary Stayner
27. Cary Stayner
 
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Andrea Yates
26. Andrea Yates
 
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Mike Tyson
25. Mike Tyson
December 4, 2015
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Rae Carruth
24. Rae Carruth
 
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Richard Sharpe
23. Richard Sharpe
 
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Gary Ridgeway
22. Gary Ridgeway
 
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Mohamed Atta
21. Mohamed Atta
 
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A Vatican Coverup
20. A Vatican Coverup
 
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Kenneth Bianchi & Angelo Buono
19. Kenneth Bianchi & Angelo Buono
 
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Chris Rocancourt
18. Chris Rocancourt
 
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Michael Skakel
17. Michael Skakel
 
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Mary Kay Letorneau & Vili Fualaau
16. Mary Kay Letorneau & Vili Fualaau
 
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Martin Frankel
15. Martin Frankel
September 1, 2013
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Andrew Cunanen
14. Andrew Cunanen
September 1, 2013
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Ira Einhorn
13. Ira Einhorn
September 1, 2013
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Bill Hanhardt
12. Bill Hanhardt
September 1, 2013
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George Rivas
11. George Rivas
September 1, 2013
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Chris Paciello: The Mob Over Miami
10. Chris Paciello: The Mob Over Miami
September 1, 2013
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Timothy McVeigh: American Monster
9. Timothy McVeigh: American Monster
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Robert Durst
8. Robert Durst
September 1, 2013
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Beth Carpenter
7. Beth Carpenter
September 1, 2013
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Sandy Murphy: Death of a Casino King
6. Sandy Murphy: Death of a Casino King
September 1, 2013
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Wall Street Scammers
5. Wall Street Scammers
September 1, 2013
At the crooked Enron, home of the first Wall Street scandal we expose the "smartest men in the room."
The Mob in Atlantic City
4. The Mob in Atlantic City
September 1, 2013
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Robert Hanssen
3. Robert Hanssen
September 1, 2013
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Sammy
2. Sammy "The Bull" Gravano
September 1, 2013
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Phil Spector
1. Phil Spector
January 1, 2000
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Where to Watch Mugshots
Mugshots is available for streaming on the Content Media Corporation website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Mugshots on demand at The Roku Channel Free.
  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 2000
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (35)