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Michael Lasker = Meyer Lansky

A reviewer remarked that the " Michael Lasker " character was fictitious. Not so. Only the Name was Fictitious: The character was real-life Jewish mobster Meyer Lansky. Lansky's name was changed due to the fact that he was still alive when this TVM aired in 1981 (Lansky died in 1983).