Masterminds (Canadian TV series)

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Genre Documentary
True crime
Directed by James Hyslop
Narrated by Jamie Watson
Composer(s) David Shaw
Craig Marshall
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 61
Producer(s) Cameron Rothery
Running time ~22 minutes
Production company(s) New Line Television
Original network History (Canadian TV channel)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original release July 16, 2003 (2003-07-16) – May 5, 2007 (2007-05-05)

Masterminds was a true crime documentary television series produced in Canada with truTV (formerly Court TV).

As of February 2011, the program is broadcast on History Television and Global TV in Canada and truTV in the United States.

Each 30 minute episode features one true crime story. The profiled crimes generally involve large sums of cash or merchandise and, more important, extremely unusual and/or elaborate methods of criminal operation which were never before (and sometimes never since) seen by law enforcement agencies. With a few notable exceptions, most criminals profiled in this series were caught within a couple of years of committing their crime(s).

List of Episodes[edit]

Episode Show Title Subject (crime)
1 The Anthon Forgeries Mark Hofmann (antique document forgery)
2 The Dunbar Heist Dunbar Armored robbery
3 The Knightsbridge Heist Knightsbridge Security Deposit robbery
4 A Man Called Hollywood Scott Scurlock (bank robber)
5 Double Crossed Charles Daughtery (imposter, fraudster)
6 The Laguna Niguel Heist Amil Dinsio (United California Bank robbery)
7 A Smuggler Supreme Brian O'Dea (Drug Smuggling)
8 The Hotel Pierre Heist Bobby Comfort
9 The Perfect Score William Smarto (Bank Vault Robbery)
10 A Day at the Races Chris Harn 2002 Breeders' Cup betting scandal
11 The Stopwatch Heist Paddy Mitchell (Bank Robbery)
12 The King of Car Thieves Bill Dhaliwal, Car Cloning
13 The Riviera Job Albert Spaggiari (Bank Vault Robbery)
14 The Dinner Set Gang Peter Salerno and Dominick Latella of the Dinner Set Gang
15 Safe Landing (aka A Gem Of A Heist) Mark Collins (jewel theft)
16 The Forger's Art John Drewe (art fraud)
17 Fool's Gold Michael de Guzman and Bre-X (Geological Fraud, Investor Fraud)
18 The Bandit Queen Judy Amar (House Burglary)
19 The James Bond Gang Terence Lawton, Bruce Anderson, David Kirkland & Walter Smith (burglaries)
20 The Dublin Job Martin Cahill
21 Confessions of a Master Jewel Thief Bill Mason (jewel theft)
22 The Friday Night Robber Carl Gugasian
23 The Kansas City Diamond Heist Clarence Burnett (Tivol jewelry heist)
24 The Silver Bandit Blane David Nordahl
25 The Cairo Caper (also known as Stealing History) Jonathan Tokeley-Parry (Egyptian artifact smuggling)
26 Slot Machine Genius Tommy Lee Carmichael
27 The Jewelry Show Job William Hanhardt
28 Air America Rik Luytjes (Drug Smuggling)
29 The Memorial Day Heist Jerry Clemente (police officer, ringleader of bank robbery)
30 The Disappearing Man Steven Hadley (John Deere Bank theft)
31 The Superthief Jack McClean
32 The Stander Gang Andre Stander
33 Crazy Eddie Eddie Antar (Retail Fraud) aka Crazy Eddie
34 The Brinks Matt (sic) Robbery Brink's-Mat robbery
35 The Jacksonville Heist Phillip Johnson (Loomis Fargo Depot theft)
36 Leader of the Pack Aaron Rogers (Bank Vault Robbery)
37 The ConRail Boyz Edward Mongon (Train Robbing)
38 Hot Wheels Minjin "Kenny" Yang (Grand Theft Auto and Export to China)
39 The Phantom Bandit Gilber Galvan (Bank Robbery)
40 Making Millions Steven Jory (Counterfeiting)
41 The Air Cargo Millions Hoa Lam Ong
42 Halloween Heist Craig Pritchert, Nova Guthrie (Bank Robbery)
43 The Social Register Gang Raymond Flynn
44 Stealing Las Vegas Dennis Nikrash (Gaming Fraud)
45 Cleaning House (aka Maid In The Shade) Carrie Lee Jenkins
46 Money Bags Maurizio Percan (Car Part Theft/Airbag resale)
47 The Berlin Heist Kallet Alvarazi (Bank Heist)
48 The Highway Robber (aka The Highway Bandit) David Brankle
49 The Great Escape Jeffrey Manchester
50 Off The Rack (aka Fashion Crime) Clothing theft on New York's Fashion Avenue
51 The Art of Double Dealing (aka Copycat Millions) Ely Sakhai
52 The Motorcycle Bandit Roni Leibovitz
53 The Invisible Man Stephen Blumberg (theft of antique books)
54 The Museum Heist James Quinn
55 It Takes a Thief Paul Mathieson
56 Foul Ball Wayne Bray
57 The Transylvania Job University of Transylvania (rare book collection theft)
58 Mission Impossible Burglar Steven Krueger
59 Money Maker Wesley Weber
60 Bad Medicine Gerald Barnbaum/Barnes
61 The Millennium Diamond Millennium Dome raid

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