#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York’s poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood.
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this is a violent but solid little sleeper; gangster film highlighted by Walkens and Fishburnes performances.
King of New York, while not a classic, is a gritty, drug-lord gangster flick in the same vein as films like ‘New Jack City’ and ‘American Gangster’. If you like this type of movie then King of New York is definitely worth a look. Frank White (Christopher Walken) has just been released from prison and wants to get back together with his gang, take over the New York drug trade, and become a modern robin hood. This little known film somehow flew under the radar when released in 1990 but is just as entertaining as the movies I listed above.
New York detective Dennis Gilley (David Caruso) is sick and tired of seeing drug lords like Frank run amuck in his city and is ready to cross any line indeed to do whatever it takes, including murder, to take Frank down. Dennis’ captain Roy Bishop (the late Victor Argo) wants Frank busted too, but he wants to do it by the book and tries to control his subordinates to no avail.
One prolonged climactic sequence of this movie is virtually worth the price of admission; when Dennis and his group disguise themselves and infiltrate Frank’s hideout while they are partying one night. The place erupts in a frenzy of gunfire as we try to distinguish just who is who and eventually the scene spills outside and evolves into a high speed car chase and shoot out as the cops chase Frank and his number two man Jimmy Jump (Laurence Fishburne) through the streets of New York. This protracted scene lasts about 15 minutes and is dynamite .you may find yourself rewinding to watch it again!
There is no conventional movie ending here, in fact it is a rather bleak and downcast wrap-up, but then this is no typical Hollywood film. The acting however is top notch, with Walken delivering as usual, Caruso bringing a surprising amount of intensity to his role, and the then-unknown Wesley Snipes effective as Caruso’s partner. The standout to me though is Fishburne, who gives an over the top performance as the psychotic, volatile Jimmy Jump. It’s worth watching for this performance alone. That is .if you like an action packed, violent gangster film and if not, you’re probably not still reading this anyway, so enjoy.
Simply not believable
I disliked this film immensly because of its low credibility. There is no way anyone can get away with what Frank White does (there are witnesses, tens of them, there is evidence that would make FBI go bananas and catch White within the week) and even if he gets away with it there is no way the police would get away with what they did. Everyone should have simply been caught by the feds and put away.
The massacres in the movie would also have been CNN stuff for weeks – overshadowing the Gulf War (if the movie is indeed set in 1990).
I also find White´s death disturbing. If indeed he gets away with everything so easily and can outsmart other criminal masterminds so easily, why would a fat stupid cop be able to kill him? It seemed that Frank just had to die and the writer couldn´t find another way to get rid of him for his climactic ending.
The movie is somewhat saved by Walken and Fishbourne. I liked Fishbourne’s character immensly. He was extremely savage and evil, but he was undyingly loyal to his boss, something which is rare in these movies. Loyalty is a force which is not often used in this kind of movies.
I rated this movie 5 out of 10 for the good actors and the very good shootout scenes.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 43 min (103 min)
Genre Crime, Thriller
Director Abel Ferrara
Writer Nicholas St. John
Actors Christopher Walken, David Caruso, Laurence Fishburne, Victor Argo
Country Italy, USA
Awards 1 win & 2 nominations.
Production Company Scena International, The Rank Organization [gb], Reteitalia, Caminito
Sound Mix Dolby SR
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35 BL4
Laboratory DuArt Film Laboratories, New York (NY), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2020 remaster), Dolby Vision, Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm