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Prince of the City ()


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A New York City narcotics detective reluctantly agrees to cooperate with a special commission investigating police corruption, and soon realises he's in over his head, and nobody can be trusted.

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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 14 nominations.
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Detective Daniel Ciello
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Detective Gus Levy
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Detective Joe Marinaro
Don Billett ...
Detective Bill Mayo
Kenny Marino ...
Dom Bando
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Detective Gino Mascone
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Detective Raf Alvarez
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Assistant U.S. Atty. Rick Cappalino
Paul Roebling ...
Assistant U.S. Atty. Brooks Paige
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Santimassino
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Assistant U.S. Atty. George Polito
Steve Inwood ...
Assistant U.S. Atty. Mario Vincente
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Carla Ciello
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Ronnie Ciello
Tony Turco ...
Socks Ciello
Ronald Maccone ...
Nick Napoli (as Ron Maccone)
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Dave DeBennedeto
Tony DiBenedetto ...
Officer Carl Alagretti
Tony Munafo ...
Rocky Gazzo
Robert Christian ...
The King
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Sam Heinsdorff
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U.S. Marshal Tug Barnes
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Marcel Sardino
Bobby Alto ...
Mr. Kanter
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Michael Blomberg
Burton Collins ...
Monty - Young Virginia Guard
Henry Ferrentino ...
Older Virginia Guard (as Henry Ferrantino)
Carmine Foresta ...
Officer Ernie Fallacci
Conard Fowkes ...
Agent Elroy Pendleton
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D.A. Goldman
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U.S. Attorney Charles Deluth
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D.A. Burano
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U.S. Marshal Ned Chippy
Don Leslie ...
D.A. Louis D'Amato
Dana Lorge ...
Ann Mascone
Harry Madsen ...
Agent Bubba Harris
E.D. Miller ...
Sergeant Sam Edelman
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Jeannie
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Virginia Trooper
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Frank Sancho
José Angel Santana ...
Jose (as Jose Santana)
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Judge (uncredited)
Richard Costabile ...
Patrolman Ferguson (uncredited)
Peter Costanza ...
Juror (uncredited)
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Police Officer (uncredited)
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Self (uncredited)
Ilana Rapp ...
Beach Player (uncredited)

Directed by

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Sidney Lumet

Written by

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Jay Presson Allen ... (screenplay) and
Sidney Lumet ... (screenplay)
 
Robert Daley ... (book)

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Burtt Harris ... producer
Raymond Hartwick ... associate producer (as Ray Hartwick)
Jay Presson Allen ... executive producer

Music by

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Paul Chihara

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Andrzej Bartkowiak ... director of photography

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Jack Fitzstephens ... (as John J. Fitzstephens)

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Peggy Weiss ... assistant editor

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Joy Todd

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Tony Walton

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Edward Pisoni

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George DeTitta Sr. ... (as George DeTitta)

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Anna Hill Johnstone

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Robert Jiras ... makeup artist (as Bob Jiras)
Philip Leto ... hair stylist (as Phil Leto)

Production Management

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Barbara De Fina ... unit manager (as Barbara DeFina)
Raymond Hartwick ... production manager (as Ray Hartwick)

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Alan Hopkins ... assistant director
Robert E. Warren ... assistant director

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Joseph M. Caracciolo ... property master (as Joseph Caracciolo)
Harold McConnell ... set dresser
William Sohmer ... standby scenic
Richard A. Ventre ... scenic artist (as Dick Ventre)
Gerald DeTitta ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Stan Bochner ... sound editor
Peter C. Frank ... supervising sound editor
Vito L. Ilardi ... boom man (as Vito Ilardi)
Hal Levinsohn ... sound editor
Dan Lieberstein ... sound editor
James Sabat ... sound mixer (as James J. Sabat)
Dick Vorisek ... re-recording mixer

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Garrett Brown ... steadicam operator
John Finnerty ... rigging grip
Louis Goldman ... still photographer
Jim Hovey ... first assistant camera (as James Hovey)
Dave McClean ... rigging gaffer
Billy Miller ... key grip
Michael Stone ... camera operator
Dusty Wallace ... gaffer

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Yvonne David ... wardrobe (as Yvonne M.C. David)
Marilyn Putnam ... wardrobe
Max Soloman ... wardrobe (as Max Solomon)

Location Management

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June Rachel Guterman ... assistant location manager (as June Guterman)
Gaetano Lisi ... location manager

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Georges Delerue ... conductor (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Martha Pinson ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Edward Iacobelli ... transportation captain

Additional Crew

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Lilith Jacobs ... assistant to director
Gabrielle Kelly ... assistant: Mrs. Allen
Jennifer Ogden ... production office coordinator
Phillip Schopper ... title designer
Lucille Smith ... auditor (as Lucille Cannon)
Michael Sporn ... title designer
Deborah Guardian ... production assistant (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

NYPD officer, Daniel Ciello's involved in some questionable police practices. He's approached by IAB, and in exchange for him potentially being let off he's instructed to begin looking at the inner workings of police corruption. Danny agrees as long as he doesn't have to turn on his partners but he soon learns he cannot trust anyone. He must decide whose side he's on and who's on his. Written by Josh Pasnak

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Taglines A cop is turning. Nobody's safe. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le prince de New York (France)
  • Prince of the City - Die Herren der Stadt (Germany)
  • El príncipe de la ciudad (Spain)
  • Storbyens prins (Denmark)
  • プリンス・オブ・シティ (Japan, Japanese title)
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Runtime
  • 167 min
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Budget $8,600,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $64,713, 23 Aug 1981

Did You Know?

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Trivia Along with The Godfather (1972), this is the only major Hollywood movie to be shot in all five New York City boroughs (Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island and Manhattan). See more »
Goofs During the Blomberg appeal, the judge calls Detective Ciello "Lieutenant Ciello". See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Best of 1981 (1982). See more »
Soundtracks Love Will Keep Us Together See more »
Quotes Daniel Ciello: I know the law. The law doesn't know the streets.
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