"The Year of the Fin"
Season 1, Episode 1
Air date April 6, 2012
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"The Year of the Fin" is the 1st episode of Magic City season 1, and the series premiere. It is the 1st episode in the series overall.


Miami Beach, 1958-1959. As Ike Evans rings in the New Year at his luxurious Miramar Playa Hotel, Havana falls to Castro’s rebels. It’s a turbulent time in Miami, but it’s THE place to be. The Kennedys, the mob and the CIA all hold court here. And Ike, he’s the star of his hotel. But everything comes at a price. To finance his dream, he sold his soul to mob boss Ben “The Butcher” Diamond. Ike’s wife Vera, a former showgirl, and his three kids (Stevie, Danny, and Lauren) think he’s an honorable man, but he can’t break his pact with the devil. His life is a façade. In fact, nothing at the Miramar Playa is what it seems. By day, it’s diving clowns and cha-cha lessons. By night, escorts have secret liaisons with husbands in the family cabanas, while Miami’s seedier residents and the law drift together to hear legendary singers, musicians and comics. As Ike’s world threatens to implode, he fights for his family, and the Miramar Playa, in the Magic City.

Memorable QuotesEdit




  1. Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Ike Evans
  2. Olga Kurylenko as Vera Evans
  3. Steven Strait as Stevie Evans
  4. Jessica Marais as Lily Diamond
  5. Christian Cooke as Danny Evans
  6. Elena Satine as Judi Silver
  7. Dominik Garcia-Lorido as Mercedes Lazaro
  8. Taylor Blackwell as Lauren Evans
  9. and Danny Huston as Ben Diamond

Guest starring

  1. Alex Rocco as Arthur Evans
  2. Yul Vazquez as Victor Lazaro
  3. Michael Rispoli as Bel Jaffe
  4. Leland Orser as Mike Strauss
  5. Bradford Tatum as "Dandy" Al Haas


  1. Willa Ford as Janice Michaels
  2. John Cenatiempo as Vincent Lamb
  3. Michael Beasley as Grady James
  4. Karen-Eileen Gordon as Florence
  5. Taylor Anthony Miller as Ray Ray Mathis
  6. Karen Garcia as Inez
  7. Shelby Fenner as Myrnna
  8. Patti Austin as Ella Fitzgerald
  9. Ricky Waugh as Barry "Cuda" Lansman
  10. Anthony J. Ribustello as Jilly Rizzo
  11. Patrick Michael Buckley as Monte
  12. Cappy Pillon as the Announcer
  13. Steve Sands as Guest 1
  14. Natalie Miller as Guest 2


Opening credits

  1. Cathy Sandrich Gelfond - Casting
  2. Amanda Mackey - Casting
  3. Kate Caldwell - Casting
  4. Danielle Luppi - Music
  5. Gabriel Beristain - Director of Photography
  6. Carlos Barbosa - Production Designer
  7. Christopher Nelson - Editor
  8. Dwayne Shattuck - Episodic Producer
  9. Todd London - Supervising Producer
  10. Lawrence Konner - Co-Executive Producer
  11. Ed Bianchi - Co-Executive Producer
  12. Geyer Kosinski - Executive Producer
  13. Mitch Glazer - Executive Producer
  14. Mitch Glazer - Creator
  15. Mitch Glazer - Writer
  16. Carl Franklin - Director

Closing credits

  1. Tim Christenson - Co-Producer
  2. Jennifer Jackson - Associate Producer
  3. Dwayne Shattuck - Unit Production Manager
  4. Melanie Grefe - First Assistant Director (AD)
  5. Karen Radzikowski - First AD
  6. Karen Manuel - Second AD
  7. Christian Clarke - Second AD
  8. Carol Ramsey - Costume Designer
  9. Linda Cohen - Music Supervisor
Magic City Season 1
#01 "The Year of the Fin"#05 "Suicide Blonde"
#02 "Feeding Frenzy"#06 "The Harder They Fall"
#03 "Castles Made of Sand"#07 "Who's The Horse And Who's The Rider?"
#04 "Atonement"#08 "Time and Tide"
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