The story of Walter L. Shawa brilliant inventor with an astonishing list of telecommunications patents to his name. His ground-breaking designs should have earned him great fortune and lasting fame, but for one thing the power, greed, and oppression of AT&T, the largest, government-sanctioned, telecommunications monopoly in the United States which blocked him from realizing his dream. Punished, imprisoned, and eventually destitute, Shaw was drawn to the only organization that would reward him for his talent the mob, whose bookies used his 'black box' to evade the Feds. His son, embittered by his father's destruction, turned to organized crime to get back at the system that destroyed his family, but at a terrible price.

  • 1 hr 31 minPG
  • Documentary

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