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The Public Eye (1992)

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Howard Franklin wrote and directed this film noir character study based on the famed New York Daily News photographer Weegee. Joe Pesci plays a character named Bernstein, a freelance photographer for the New York City tabloids of the 1940s. His life is dedicated to his work; with a police radio under the dashboard of his car and a darkroom in his trunk, he quickly and efficiently races to the scene of crimes, accidents and murders to snap photographs of gangsters, politicians, cops, and

Apr 14, 1993

MCA Universal Home Video

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In its moody, daffy way, The Public Eye gives off an authentic reek of artistic compulsion.

January 18, 2013 Full Review Source: Newsweek
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Plays as if a moody 1940's noir film.

August 16, 2013 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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A period noir thriller, in which Pesci plays one of his few lead roles as Leon (Bernzy)Bernstein, a magician behind the lens with an eye for life's darker side blessed with the soul of an artist

October 9, 2006 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Seriously underrated noir with a great performance by Pesci. This film really needs, and is really deserving of a DVD release!
September 9, 2007
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