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Gangland: Part 1 

Gangster 'Mr. G', a perfect Mark Sloan lookalike, is released from jail; his gang has moved business to California, and rented a Malibu beach-house.


Victor Lobl


Joyce Burditt (creator), Terry Curtis Fox


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Episode complete credited cast:
Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan / Gangster John 'Mr. G' Gotti
Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston
Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis
Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan
Susan Gibney ... Maya
David Marciano ... Eddie Michaels
Michelle Stafford ... Trish
Shane Van Dyke Shane Van Dyke ... Alex Smith
Richard Cody ... Kip
George Hartmann George Hartmann ... Tommy (as George Hartman)
Kathleen Lloyd ... Emma Bornstein
Kevin McNally ... Paramedic
Aaron Meeks Aaron Meeks ... Dion
William Newman ... Chester Chumley
Patricia Place Patricia Place ... Mrs. Palmer


Gangster 'Mr. G', a perfect Mark Sloane lookalike, is released from jail; his gang has moved business to California, and rented a Malibu beach-house. His daughter, who took care of the 'firm' for years, is furious to be shoved aside again from the new project, the 'Gangland' casino for which she got the governor to sign a private bill granting the state's first-ever license by bribing politicians, but can't go trough with having him killed by a sniper, and decides on kidnapping her old man- but gets Mark instead, while the real Mr. G is mistaken for Mark even by Jesse, who needs him to testify a customer who made a bad fall in BBQ Bob's was simply drunk... Steve investigates the murder by sniper of Chester Chumley, the old man about to retire and close Ponyland, an old-fashioned children's ride, who was prepared to donate the Malibu land to Community General for a supervised patients care 'wellness center'; Chester's nephew and heir Lucas is more likely to sell the valuable beach ... Written by KGF Vissers

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sniper | kidnapping | fall | See All (3) »


Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

4 November 1999 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


It is revealed that Amanda was a foster-child. Victoria Rowell, who played Amanda, was a foster-child in real life. See more »


When Michelle Stafford's character exits her car wearing her micro mini skirt to deflate the car's wheel at the kidnapper's hide-out, she clearly has pantyhose on her long legs and feet, later in the scene where she purposely trips on the floor rug to distract the kidnappers she has bare feet and legs, no pantyhose, then seconds later you can see she has pantyhose on her legs while laying on the floor. See more »

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17 June 2019 | by sd72667See all my reviews

I stumbled on this episode while waiting for my clothes to dry in the dryer & was mesmerized how bad it was for 60 minutes. Dick Van Dyke plays a lookalike mobster named John Gotti (hmmm) who wears sunglasses to differentiate between the mobster & Dr Sloan. I just stayed tuned in because Michelle Stafford plays a spicey girlfriend of Mr "G" & was always wearing something skimpy. Overall, CBS should've cancelled the series halfway through this episode & fired the writers.

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