MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 9,268 this week

Alphabet City (1984)

4.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.6/10 from 463 users  
Reviews: 20 user | 4 critic

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

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1560 titles
created 29 May 2011
 
list image
a list of 22 titles
created 08 Jan 2012
 
a list of 72 titles
created 11 Nov 2012
 
a list of 244 titles
created 13 Jan 2013
 
a list of 106 titles
created 13 Jan 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Alphabet City" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Alphabet City (1984)

Alphabet City (1984) on IMDb 4.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Alphabet City.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The Levys, a glamorous couple, used to make their living robbing golfers, until they met their fatal handicap. Years later, scriptwriter Remy Gravelle decides to observe the Levy progeny as... See full summary »

Director: Amos Poe
Stars: Eric Mitchell, Daisy Hall, Alba Clemente
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A ballet dancer is affected with cancer.

Director: Carl Schenkel
Stars: Jami Gertz, Martha Plimpton, George Peppard
Renegades (1989)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Buster McHenry works as an undercover agent for the local police. Currently he investigates on police corruption and is in big trouble. His task makes him break the law, he participates in ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Sholder
Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jami Gertz
Listen to Me (1989)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A group of college debaters learn about the world, friendships, love, dreams and family in this warm, endearing drama.

Director: Douglas Day Stewart
Stars: Kirk Cameron, Jami Gertz, Roy Scheider
Unmade Beds (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

This is the story of Rico, a man who lives in New York in 1976 but who lives his own life in Paris during the time of the 'New Wave'. He is a photographer who thinks he's a gangster, a ... See full summary »

Director: Amos Poe
Stars: Baby Adams, Patti Astor, Lynnette Bean
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Gus is a fat cartoonist that recently won a battle against cancer, which explains his baldness. But he is also lonely. Therefore, his caring sister tries to set him up with suitable woman. ... See full summary »

Director: Malcolm Mowbray
Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Jami Gertz, Shelley Long
Quicksilver (1986)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Jack Casey used to be a hot-shot stock market whiz kid. After a disastrous professional decision, his life in the fast lane is over. He loses his nerve and joins a speed delivery firm which... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Michael Donnelly
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Jami Gertz, Paul Rodriguez
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A frustrated woman's life gets even more frustrating once she gets into an affair with a man who suffers a fatal heart attack after their fling.

Director: Carl Reiner
Stars: Kirstie Alley, Bill Pullman, Carrie Fisher
Mischief (1985)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

1956: The shy Jonathan's luck with girls changes when he wins the rebellious Gene as a friend in his last year of highschool. Gene is adored by many girls and manages to teach Jonathan a ... See full summary »

Director: Mel Damski
Stars: Doug McKeon, Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelly Preston
Mixed Blood (1984)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Brazilian drug dealers in the lower east side of Manhattan start a war with a rival gang of Latino drug dealers. Their soldiers are Latino kids all under 17 because, as Rita La Punta says, ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Morrissey
Stars: Marília Pêra, Richard Ulacia, Linda Kerridge
Lip Service (2001)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Two very different former college roomates reunite under strange circumstances.

Director: Shawn Schepps
Stars: Jami Gertz, Sybil Darrow, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
For Members Only (TV Movie 1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Director: Kim Friedman
Stars: Robert Mandan, Joe Davis, Stephen Furst
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Johnny
...
Lippy
...
Angie
...
Sophia
Zohra Lampert ...
Mama
Raymond Serra ...
Gino (as Ray Serra)
Kenny Marino ...
Tony
...
Juani
...
Benny
Christina Marie Denihan ...
Baby Renee
...
Chauffeur
Bruno Damon ...
Mama's Friend
...
Ramon
Richard Bassett ...
Preppie
John McCurry ...
Junkie / Guard #1
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 February 1985 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

ABC-város  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

(at around 1h 19 mins) Shadow of camera visible. See more »

Soundtracks

When All The Kids Start Dancing
Written by Nile Rodgers
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Movie story simple as your A B C + Spano
1 May 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Alphabet City does have a cool style about it, with Spano, so good in this, mirroring a kind of younger Pacino (watch the way his eyes move in this) as 19 young street smart Johnny who controls the drug market for the big guys. But what AC scarcely makes up for in style, it lacks in it's prolonged and insufficient story. When asked by his boss to torch the building his parents reside, he's stuck between a rock and a hard place, literally, cause there's no way in hell, his folks are gonna split. He implores little sis (Jamie Gertz) to be the one to talk some sense into him, but like her parents will be, she's against it too. The movie is basically set over one night, with Johnny now wanting out, running back and forth, trying to figure a way out of this nightmare, first trying to collect his doe. You don't really have to be Einstein to figure out where the story goes from here. Yet still, with it's flashy appeal in a tame R rated movie, almost void or gore or bad language (I don't see how it earned this, like a few other movies of these 80's) this still manages to be an okay drama, on a bit of a flat running level. But honestly, this flick with some cool hip music, is worth watching, just for Spano's performance. Where the hell is this impressive 80's actor these days. Love Spano's boss's young floozy, Karen, in the red dress.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Loved this movie hepp316-1
Discuss Alphabet City (1984) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?