Prince of the City [Special Edition] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1981]

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Special Features

  • New featurette Prince of the City: The Real Story
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Languages: English & Français (dubbed in Quebec)
  • Subtitles: English, Français & Español (feature film only)


Prince of the City
Inspired by a true story, Prince of the City stars Treat Williams as a Manhattan detective who agrees to help the US Department of Justice weed out corruption in the NYPD. Williams agrees on the assurance that he'll never have to turn in a close friend. Wired for sound, Williams almost immediately stumbles upon a police conspiracy to smuggle narcotics to street informants in order to insure cooperation. While this might be condonable in a stretch, the fact is that the many cops are using the drugs on their own, and are also highly susceptible to bribes. Williams gets the goods on the miscreants, but in so doing he breaks the "code" and becomes a pariah to his fellow officers. As we learn in the unsettling final scene, Williams will always be considered a "fink," even by honest cops. Prince of the City is too long for its own good, but its opening expository sequences and its final twenty minutes more than compensate for the duller stretches. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Treat Williams
    Treat Williams - Daniel Ciello
  • Jerry Orbach
    Jerry Orbach - Gus Levy
  • Richard Foronjy
    Richard Foronjy - Joe Marinaro
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    Don Billett - Bill Mayo
  • James Tolkan
    James Tolkan - District Attorney Polito
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