5.0/10
156
8 user 7 critic

Empire State (1987)

R | | Crime, Thriller | April 1988 (USA)
In London's yuppie-dominated docklands of the 1980s Paul tries to make a deal with an American businessman However, he underestimates the clout of his old boss, a powerful Eastender.

Director:

Writers:

,
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Marion
Jason Hoganson ... Pete
Glen Murphy ... Vincenzo
... Danny
... Susan
Ian Sears ... Paul
... Chuck
... Richard
... Frank
Lee Drysdale ... Rent-boy
Jenny Bolt ... Tricia
... Billy
John Levitt ... Harry
... 'Metropolis' editor
Elizabeth Hickling ... Cheryl
Edit

Storyline

In London's yuppie-dominated docklands of the 1980s Paul tries to make a deal with an American businessman However, he underestimates the clout of his old boss, a powerful Eastender.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Smell of Money... The Taste of Power... The Heat of the Night

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

April 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Empire State - Die Nacht der Entscheidung  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The now much more well-known Eddie Marsan can been clearly seen on the nightclub's dance floor. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Forgotten Gem
1 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

Watched this for the first time last night and was blown away....

Before directors like Tarantino did the whole convoluted stories of multiple characters that all join up trick that became popular in the 90's and still remains a staple of some crime films now, there was this offering from director Ron Peck.

The film is a brilliant snapshot of late 80's London and the stylish portrayal of the club in it really captures the feel of an 80's club.

Now, I'm going to rewatch but first time round the first half didn't do much for me, but when all the characters arrive at the club the film is named after it's just brilliant. The speech the arrogant young gangster who has been taken in by the allure of yuppie culture gives to his old school east end boss in the office is just brilliant and original. In fact there are no cliche's in what transpires at the club and it's sightly art-house cinematography makes it all the more compelling...

I'm curious now as to what other films pre Empire State used the wraparound narrative first, and in this film it's used to great effect.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial