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King of New York


Christopher Walken, David Caruso, Laurence Fishburne, Victor Argo View All


Abel Ferrara (Director) View All

Release: Jul. 18th, 1990
Runtime: 1 hour, 43 minutes
A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood.
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The only thing that separates King of New York from all the other filmic portraits of New York as a fine city with a seedy underbelly is its usage of shades of blue.
(White makes a dig at a reporter's sensationalized coverage of him during a friendly dinner, which seeing it now can't help but make me think of the way cable news emboldened a certain political figure while claiming to decry him through breathless, unceasing coverage during his rise.) Yet White is ....


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