I was interested in the film Kings of South Beach because it featured the action Donnie Wahlberg who plays the elder brother detective in the NYPD police series Blue Bloods, New York’s Finest. The film is loosely based on a true story of a man who moved to South Beach Florida from New York where he was part of the Mafia and the Bonanno and Colombo crime families. At South Beach he attempted to create a legitimate club to entertain celebrities including Madonna while continuing an involvement in a number of crime rackets. Wahlberg plays an undercover officer who becomes a best friend. He persuades Chris Paciello to testify against the families after being charged with murder and other crimes. Wahlberg reprise many aspects of his Blue Bloods character although the in fairness the film was released in 2007 before the series.