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Mr. Untouchable (2007)

The true-life story of a Harlem's notorious Nicky Barnes, a junkie turned multimillionaire drug-lord, MR. UNTOUCHABLE takes its audience deep inside the heroin industry of the 1970s. The ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Leroy 'Nicky' Barnes Leroy 'Nicky' Barnes ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matez Almas Matez Almas ... Jonesy (as Grey Almas)
Taurin Almas Taurin Almas ... Mr. Untouchable
David Breitbart David Breitbart ... Himself - Nicky Barnes' Attorney
Walter Cronkite ... Himself (archive footage)
Louie Diaz Louie Diaz ... Himself - Undercover DEA Agent
Don Ferrarone Don Ferrarone ... Himself - DEA Agent (as Donald Ferrarone)
Fred Ferretti Fred Ferretti ... Himself - NY Times Reporter
Larry Gerhold Larry Gerhold ... Himself - NYPD Detective
Robert Geronimo Robert Geronimo ... Himself - DEA Informant
Rudy Giuliani ... Himself (archive footage)
Thelma Grant Thelma Grant ... Herself - Nicky Barnes' Ex-Wife
Carol Hawkins-Williams Carol Hawkins-Williams ... Herself (as Carol Williams)
Jacqueline Hayden Jacqueline Hayden ... Herself - Wife of Joseph 'Jazz' Hayden
Joseph Hayden Joseph Hayden ... Himself (as Joseph 'Jazz' Hayden)


The true-life story of a Harlem's notorious Nicky Barnes, a junkie turned multimillionaire drug-lord, MR. UNTOUCHABLE takes its audience deep inside the heroin industry of the 1970s. The most powerful black drug kingpin in New York City history, Barnes came from humble beginnings to make himself and his comrades rich beyond their wildest dreams, ultimately reaching national infamy in 1977 when the New York Times put him on the front cover of their magazine with the headline "Mr. Untouchable". Soon after, it all came crumbling down, and facing a life sentence without parole, Barnes started naming names. With the first hand testimony from "the black Godfather" himself, this documentary tells an epic story of business, excess, greed and revenge. Written by Magnolia Films

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Godfather or Snitch


Documentary | Crime


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Release Date:

26 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Untouchable - Der Drogenpate der Bronx See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$48,280, 26 October 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$103,590, 18 November 2007
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Leroy 'Nicky' Barnes: When a user comes on the street to buy, they don't say "who's the meanest mother... at here". They say "who's got the best powder?". Nicky Barnes got the best powder.
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Referenced in Teen Wolf: The Tell (2011) See more »


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Great portrayal of a real life story
3 March 2008 | by TheFilmBabesSee all my reviews

This film was very well done. I enjoyed not only the story line, characters and authenticity, but the cinematography was fantastic! If you're looking for a movie experience that will leave you thinking, this is the one.

The real life story of drug lord Nicky Barnes is fascinating and truly an eye opener. It takes a look into the city of New York in the 70's from a criminal view point.

The acting in this film was top notch & very believable. Great work from many "unknowns". I would recommend this film to all types of movie lovers.

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