Richard "The Iceman" Kuklinski did away with over 200 people working for the mob and was described by his daughter as a generous father.
"If Dad was filming, he wanted everyone to smile. We learned to take advantage of the happy moments ... He denied us nothing. He wanted his life to be like it was on television. He just didn't know how to get there."
However, he had a temper, and would abuse his wife and even hurt family pets.
"I was late at coming home once, and he took Princess and broke her neck. Princess was a Samoyed, not a small dog. He said I would never be late again, and I wasn't."
He also made his daughter help with body disposals.
"There were times when he would tell me not to look in the back seat or in the trunk, and I would drive him to some garage and pop the trunk, looking straight forward as he told me to do, while he would unload whatever it was."
His daughter is most haunted by the idea that maybe he could have been helped before it was too late.
"What haunts me most is the reality that my father was a very, very sick, demented man. Between his own background as an abused child and the experiences that shaped his adulthood, the die was cast. Maybe if he'd gotten treatment, some or all of this could have been prevented. That thought haunts me every day."