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Prince of the City (1981)

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The rightful heir to a powerful Malaysian business empire seeks revenge against the jealous brother who framed him for murder. Malaysian billionaire Jaggoi Sibuyan always favored his adopted son Prince Amara over his biological son Putra Sibuyan. When Jaggoi dies and names Prince as his successor, bitter Putra sets his brother up to take the fall for a murder he didn't commit. As a result, Prince is banished from Malaysia. Later, in France, Prince makes the acquaintance of Ben Carlton, a

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Sidney Lumet, Jay Presson Allen

May 22, 2007

Warner Home Video

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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.

August 12, 2011 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Directs another Serpico, but with improvements.

May 21, 2011 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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The movie that should've turned Treat Williams into a huge star. This is one of Sidney Lumet's finest hours.

August 17, 2008
Moviehole

While there is still much to like in the film...it's a long, winding haul to the finish.

May 20, 2007 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

Treat Williams courageously fights police corruption.

May 31, 2005
Video-Reviewmaster.com

One of 1980's most value-laden and riveting films offers a compelling portrait of crime and punishment and all the stops in between.

January 30, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Prince of the City features a whole variety of different acting talents, each of them shining in small, but effective roles.

January 29, 2002 Full Review
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Audience Reviews for Prince of the City

So-saw. Not exceptional, but certainly watchable (in one or more sittings). Didn't find it great when some sequences dropped in arbitrarily for no reason except for adding style to the execution, I guess. No problems otherwise. Other than the usual.
December 13, 2013
imrealgod

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Prisons of the mind can be worse than the fisical ones. When you want atonement, to walk the right path, to come clean about your past dirty deeds, to tell the truth about the lawless world you're living into, where the only god is money; you won't come out fine. though some heads will roll, yours will roll too.
February 16, 2011
pier007

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Fine performances are hindered by slow pace and the fact that the film is just too long. Original impact of story is muted by years of police proceduals.
October 9, 2009
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jay nixon

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Sidney Lumet presents
Law and Order: The Movie
February 7, 2008
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