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.
Godfather or Snitch
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.
Referenced in Goodbye Solo
Written and performed by Curtis Mayfield
Published by Warner-Tamerlane Pub. Corp.
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Co./Custom Classics Inc.
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26 October 2007 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Mr. Untouchable - Der Drogenpate der Bronx
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Opening Weekend USA: $48,280,
28 October 2007
Gross USA: $104,678
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $104,678
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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