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Alphabet City (1984)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Johnny
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Lippy
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Angie
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Sophia
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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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26 November 1984 (Denmark)  »

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ABC-város  »

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Trivia

Project was originally supposed to be black and white because director Amos Poe's favorite film at the time was The Battle of Algiers (1966), so he wanted to make "The Battle of Algiers (1966) in the Lower East Side". The producers did not agree. See more »

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

Soundtracks

When All The Kids Start Dancing
Written by Nile Rodgers
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This movie really hit home
9 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought the movie was very realistic and could have been based on a friend of mine and my own rise and fall in the drug trade ('78 &'79). The fast cars, condemned buildings that we used to deal out of, the "shooting" galleries. Making sure your runners are always in pocket. Huge amounts of money trading hands daily. Seeing friends turn into junkies and not being able to help nor trust them once they crossed that line. Although the movie takes place over a 24 hour period, it was a 2 year experience for me and this movie captured it all,the highest highs and the lowest lows.

What started out as fun turned into a nightmare. I was able to get out and live to tell about it but so many of my friends and associates weren't so lucky.

I came to this site in search of the soundtrack and one song in particular, "Lady Luck". Like someone said earlier the soundtrack is awesome and Lady Luck was on my side.


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