Prince of the City

1981, Crime/Drama, 2h 47m

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New York police officer Daniel Ciello (Treat Williams) is not a perfect cop. When Rick Cappalino (Norman Parker) from the U.S. Justice Department approaches him with a personal request to investigate police corruption, Ciello agrees -- provided he is not forced to turn in his fellow crooked cops. But as he delves deeper into the underbelly of drug crime, he realizes that it may be impossible to keep his promises. He will have to bring his friends down, or he'll end up going down himself.

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  • Feb 28, 2020
    It may be a little too long with too many self important monologues but Treat Williams gives such an outstanding emotionally fraught performances that you'll forgive the flaws.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 20, 2013
    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.
    familiar s Super Reviewer
  • Apr 11, 2011
    Sidney Lumet's "Prince Of The City" is a sad, draining masterpiece. It's great because there are no heroes in this picture only those who rat on others. The main character of the film played by Treat Williams is going to have to rat on his partners since he is living dangerously in guilt. "Prince Of The City" seems to have insipired many crime drama pictures like Scorsese's "The Departed". What I greatly admired is Lumet sees the corruption within the police system, judges and lawyers seem to be bought and paid since they, too is guilty of the system. In TV shows police organizations is usually seen as the patriots of crime, the princes of the cities. In Sidney Lumet's picture the realities of corruption within the police force (or any organization) is disgusting as any terrible narcotic. The pigs of the city.
    Brian R Super Reviewer
  • Oct 25, 2009
    This isn't any better than any other 70's movie that portrays police corruption. It was long and kind of hard to get into. I wouldn't watch it again.
    Sarah P Super Reviewer

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