Genre: Reality, Crime
Premise: Journalist Mark Allen Johnson goes to any length to get the story, even if it means putting his life at risk. In ``American Underworld,'' Johnson investigates some of the most extreme and violent subcultures in the country, from drug manufacturers to car-theft rings to the sex trade. He gains access to these highly secretive worlds by using both brains and bravado, and allowing him to use a video camera often takes months of negotiations to secure the trust of his subjects. In the end his efforts pay off with raw and compelling footage.