King of New York

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King of New York ★★★ 1990 (R)

Drug czar Frank White (Walken), recently returned from a prison sabbatical, regains control of his New York drug empire with the aid of a loyal network of black dealers. How? Call it dangerous charisma, an inexplicable sympatico. Headquartered in Manhattan's chic Plaza hotel, he ruthlessly orchestrates the drug machine, while funneling the profits into a Bronx hospital for the poor. As inscrutable as White himself, Walken makes the drug czar's power tangible, believable, yet never fathomable. 106m/C VHS, DVD, Blu-ray Disc, UMD . Christopher Walken, Laurence Fish-burne, David Caruso, Victor Argo, Wesley Snipes, Janet (Johnson) Julian, Joey Chin, Giancarlo Esposito, Steve Buscemi; D: Abel Ferrara; W: Nicholas St. John; C: Bojan Bazelli; M: Joe Delia.