Alphabet City (1984)

Alphabet City





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This stylishly photographed drama is set in the Lower East Side area known as "Alphabet City." There 19-year-oldJohnny has become a drug lord in charge of the neighborhood gangs and pushers. Unfortunately, he too has a boss and when he asks Johnny to burn down the tenement building that houses his mother and sister, the boy refuses and decides to go straight for the sake of his wife and child. This doesn't set well with his boss who sends gangsters out to kill him. Of course, the gangsters have … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
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Written By: Gregory K. Heller, Amos Poe, Robert Seidman
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On DVD: Dec 3, 2002
Atlantic Releasing

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A mostly bad drama about a city of drugs and corruption, and the dealer who wants out. It's a predictable story, it has a couple of high points at least, but overall it's not very good.

Aj V

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A watchable tale of the streets, though I wasn't ever fully drawn into it - not sure why, it just didn't grab me the way I sort of expected it to. I did enjoy the sketchy '80s era NYC settings though, so that's a definite selling point.



Not an awesome movie, but not a totally bogus one either. I really had no sympathy for the main character, but I did feel bad for his wife and kid. The ending is a bit unbelievable, although you feel relieved. I liked that Michael Winslow was in this, but if only they could have let his character be a lot funnier. I know it's a serious drama about drug dealers, but they need to lighten the mood at least once or twice.

Lisa Spader

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