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Alphabet City (1984)

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A New York City drug dealer decides to get out of the business, but has to flee from mobsters.

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Cast

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Johnny
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Lippy
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Angie
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Sophia
Zohra Lampert ...
Mama
Raymond Serra ...
Gino (as Ray Serra)
Kenny Marino ...
Tony
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Juani
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Benny
Christina Marie Denihan ...
Baby Renee
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Chauffeur
Bruno Damon ...
Mama's Friend
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Ramon
Richard Bassett ...
Preppie
John McCurry ...
Junkie / Guard #1
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A New York City drug dealer decides to get out of the business, but has to flee from mobsters.

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At 19, they gave him the streets. Tonight, they're going to take them back.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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1 February 1985 (West Germany)  »

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Alphabet City  »

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Director Amos Poe had in mind a different ending which he was not allowed to shoot because it was deemed too "political" by the producers. See more »

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Lady Luck
Written by Nile Rodgers
Performed by Maura Moynihan
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A Hollywood package
17 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched earlier Amos Poe films (Foreigner, Unmade Beds) and then I watched Alphabet City. Although, the film is directed by Poe, it is just filled with clichés and stories you have already seen, worlds you've already explored. It has no comment whatsoever on NYC's Alphabet City. So, in terms of story and plot- I won't bother watching the film. If you are interested in the craft of film- this film has great editing and great cinematography. If you want to taste the period of the 80's, there's a good amount of clubs and drugs, even a little neighborhood explored in the film. How much of it is genuine, I don't know- but its definitely interesting to study. What really ruins the film is that Poe had little control over the film- thus it was butchered by studio heads and editing department.


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