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Thumbnail for Prince of the City (1981) Prince of the City (1981)

Basics Critics:80Viewers:65Rusty:79
Category: Crime, DramaNotable as: Crime FictionSub-Category: Crime Fiction, Film adaptation, Trial drama, Crime Thriller, DramaNarrative location: New York CityRuntime: 167 - 253 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Sidney LumetScreenwriter: Sidney Lumet, Jay Presson AllenMusic: Paul ChiharaCinematography: Andrzej BartkowiakStars: Treat Williams, Jerry Orbach, Lindsay Crouse, Anthony Page, Bob Balaban, James Tolkan, Lane Smith, Lance Henriksen, Cynthia Nixon, Lee Richardson, Mario Granados, Richard ForonjyAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Jay Presson Allen, Sidney Lumet)Award details: (details at IMDb)

Prince of the City is an American crime drama film about an NYPD officer who chooses to expose police corruption for idealistic reasons. The character of Daniel Ciello was based on real-life NYPD Narcotics Detective Robert Leuci and the script was based on Robert Daley's 1978 book of the same name. The film was directed by Sidney Lumet and also featured Jerry Orbach. Prince of the City was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, but lost to On Golden Pond.

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