King of New York
King of New York is a 1990 American neo-noir crime thriller film starring Christopher Walken, David Caruso, Laurence Fishburne, Victor Argo, Wesley Snipes, and Giancarlo Esposito. It was directed by independent filmmaker Abel Ferrara and written by Nicholas St. John.
Frank White, a drug lord, is riding into New York City in a limousine after being released from Rikers Island. Emilio El Zapa, a Colombian drug dealer, is shot dead and the killers leave a newspaper headline announcing Frank's release. Zapa's partner, King Tito, is in a hotel room with Jimmy Jump, who is Frank's trigger happy right-hand man and Test Tube, who are negotiating the purchase of cocaine. Jimmy and Test Tube shoot Tito and his bodyguards and steal the cocaine.
|author||Nicholas St. John|
|contentLocation||New York City|
|keywords||arrest bodyguard child prostitution chinatown cocaine colombia drug dealer drug lord flee hotel room human trafficking italian-american mafia kill little italy mafia boss mayor of new york city meet new york police department newspaper headline party plaza hotel police department police officer police search rid rikers island set up shoot subway station times square traffic traffic jam triad triad society|
|producer||Augusto Caminito Mary Kane|
|productionCompany||Caminito Reteitalia Scena International The Rank Organisation|
|publisher||Carolco Pictures New Line Cinema|
|recordedAt||New York City|
|theme||independent mafia neo-noir|