Prince of the City (1981)
Average Rating: 7.4/10
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Inspired by a true story, Prince of the City stars Treat Williams as a Manhattan detective who agrees to help the US Department of Justice weed out corruption in the NYPD. Williams agrees on the assurance that he'll never have to turn in a close friend. Wired for sound, Williams almost immediately stumbles upon a police conspiracy to smuggle narcotics to street informants in order to insure cooperation. While this might be condonable in a stretch, the fact is that the many cops are using the
Aug 19, 1981 Wide
May 22, 2007
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One of Sidney Lumet's most complex and detailed New York City dramas about the dark, dirty side of police work, boasting a splendid performance from Treat Williams in the lead.
The movie that should've turned Treat Williams into a huge star. This is one of Sidney Lumet's finest hours.
While there is still much to like in the film...it's a long, winding haul to the finish.
Treat Williams courageously fights police corruption.
One of 1980's most value-laden and riveting films offers a compelling portrait of crime and punishment and all the stops in between.
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