After completing a lengthy prison sentence, one-time drug kingpin Frank White returns to New York intent on reestablishing his empire and making things as they were before he left. Others of course have taken over the business during his absence but that clearly isn't going to stop White. While he is gunning down the opposition, he decides he's going to give away the money he'll make to modernize the hospital in his old neighborhood. Drug dealers aren't the only thing he has to worry about however: a group of rogue cops decide they are going to take him down.
Not everyone who runs a city is elected.
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King of New York (1990) is the first time that regular Abel Ferrara collaborators, Christopher Walken and Victor Argo have worked with the director. See more
After the Flanagan character has expired, the actor's exhaled breath is still visible because of the cold conditions in which the scene was shot. See more
When the D.A's office investigated the sudden death of Arty Clay, they found that he left a $13 million estate. How do you explain that? There there's Larry Wong, who owned half of Chinatown when he passed away. Larry used to rent his tenements to Asian refuges, his own people, for $800 a month to share a single toilet on the same floor. How 'bout King Tito? He had thirteen-year-old girls hooking for him on the street. Those guys are dead because I don't want to make money that way. Emil Zappa,...
Piece of the Rock
Words & Music / Joe Delia
(as Delia) - Nicholas St. John
(as St. John) - Abel Ferrara
Slymoon Pub. Co. BMI
(c) 1989 See more