5 user 2 critic

Knights of the City (1986)

A street gang that is also a rap group tries to get a record contract.


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Disorderlies (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Three bumbling orderlies are hired to take care of an old rich man. Humorous mayhem follows.

Director: Michael Schultz
Stars: Darren Robinson, Damon Wimbley, Mark Morales
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

An ex-con, on parole and trying to straighten his life out, decides to resume his boxing career when one of his prison enemies escapes and kills his girlfriend.

Director: Jamaa Fanaka
Stars: Leon Isaac Kennedy, Glynn Turman, Ernie Hudson
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Upon his return from Vietnam, an ex-soldier finds his neighborhood has deteriorated badly, and is being terrorized by a vicious street gang. He calls some of his GI buddies, and together they hatch a plan to get rid of the gang.

Director: Charles E. Sellier Jr.
Stars: Jim Antonio, Sid Conrad, Gerrit Graham
Mausoleum (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Traumatized by her mother's death, young Susan is becoming possessed by the same demon that possessed her mother before she died. More and more her husband and psychiatrist are noticing the... See full summary »

Director: Michael Dugan
Stars: Marjoe Gortner, Bobbie Bresee, Norman Burton
Penitentiary (1979)
Crime | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A hitchhiker named Martel Gordone gets in a fight with two bikers over a prostitute, and one of the bikers is killed. Gordone is arrested and sent to prison, where he joins the prison's ... See full summary »

Director: Jamaa Fanaka
Stars: Wilbur 'Hi-Fi' White, Leon Isaac Kennedy, Thommy Pollard
Dance Angels (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

DANCE ANGELS is a feel-good dance musical filmed in stunning locations around the picturesque coastal city of Alicante,Spain. The story is centered around two young angels and their friends... See full summary »

Director: James Black
Stars: George Lazenby, Faith Tarby, Julia Marie Franzese
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Michael Franzese, the son of John "Sonny" Franzese, an underboss of the Colombo crime family, recounts his spiritual transformation.

Director: Simon Fellows
Stars: Tom Benedict Knight, Amanda Fernando Stevens, Robert Ashby
The Farmer (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Kyle Martin returns as a silver star hero, but realizes running a one man farm is not profitable, and the bank wants to foreclose, despite returning as a hero. Then a gambler Johnny has a ... See full summary »

Director: David Berlatsky
Stars: Lewell Akins, Gary Conway, Michael Dante
Down Twisted (1987)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When a levelheaded waitress decides to help her shady friend against her better judgment, she becomes a target of a deadly international gang of thieves who are after a priceless San Lucas' relic. A bumbling stranger helps her.

Director: Albert Pyun
Stars: Carey Lowell, Charles Rocket, Trudy Dochterman
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

Two anti-terrorist agents are assigned to free a busload of American schoolchildren in the Philippines who are taken hostage by terrorists.

Director: Emmett Alston
Stars: Shô Kosugi, Brent Huff, Emilia Crow
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A beautiful woman seeks revenge for tragedy forced upon her family.

Director: Cirio H. Santiago
Stars: Deborah Tranelli, Kaz Garas, Carmen Argenziano
Wacko (1982)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Cops try to track down the infamous "Lawnmower Killer."

Director: Greydon Clark
Stars: Joe Don Baker, Stella Stevens, George Kennedy


Cast overview, first billed only:
Dino Henderson ...
Curtis Lema ...
Mr. Freeze ...
Mr. Freeze (as Marc Lemberger)
Jeff Moldovan ...
Sonny Anthony ...
Red Cap
Eddie Guy ...
Peter Nicholas ...
Peter Nicholas ...
Stan Ward ...
Stan Ward ...


A street gang that is also a rap group tries to get a record contract.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

gang | street gang | rap | rap music | rival | See All (9) »


It was the night of their lives.


Action | Music


R | See all certifications »




Release Date:

14 February 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cry of the City  »

Box Office


$601,451 (USA)

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


Sammy Davis Jr. filmed a cameo appearance and appears in a publicity still. But his scene was deleted from the final cut. See more »


Referenced in Noe som skjedde på jobben (2017) See more »


Performed by Tony Berg
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Cool movie
9 May 2010 | by (Lyngby, Denmark) – See all my reviews

I was shocked to see the low rating of this movie. It's a really cool 80s movie. I didn't see all of it, but it actually looks just as good as The Warriors, and clearly Michael Jackson was inspired by this (or vice versa). It looks exactly like the stuff from Beat it and Bad. Of course, also other cool 80s movies. It really has all the kitch-value. I wonder why this movie is so little known. I had not heard about it either, until I saw it tonight. Anyway, it is very good, with some great music and action. Clearly this is an excellent description of the rap and hip-hop environment in an urban environment in the 80s and in the USA.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
who played WackyFactoryReject
Does Anyone Have These 3 Songs From The Soundtrack tomwilliamsjnr
Soundtrack Vinyl heavyrain-14424
Discuss Knights of the City (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: