Saturday, December 18, 2010

King of New York (1990)

Director: Abel Ferrara

Starring: Christopher Walken, David Caruso, Laurence Fishburne, Victor Argo, Wesley Snipes, Steve Buscemi

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Not everyone who runs a city is elected.

Plot: Drug lord Frank White is released from Sing-Sing prison after serving a number of years for drug trafficking. He is reunited with his former gang, led by the murderous Jimmy Jump, as well as his personal female bodyguards Raye and Melanie, and his lover/legal annalist Jennifer. After seeing his old neighborhood more dilapidated and depressing than ever, Frank decides to do good by eliminating his competitors who filled the void left by his incarceration, then steal their money and drugs to finance a new South Bronx hospital for the needy. But Frank's past won't let go of him when a group of overzealous cops, led by corrupt detective Roy Bishop, frustrated at the lack of clues to nail Frank on for the current street killings, decide to take matters into their own hands.

My rating: 7/10

Will I watch it again? I suppose.

Good gangster flick. The cast alone dictates that you see it and any vehicle starring Walken is really all that needs to be said. Done.

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