NOT EVERYONE WHO RUNS A CITY IS ELECTED.
Arguably maverick filmmaker Abel Ferraraâs most accessible and explosive film,Â King of New Yorkâs status as an urban gangster classic is cemented by a magnetic, career-best central performance by Christopher Walken, as well as riveting support from Laurence Fishburne, Wesley Snipes, Giancarlo Esposito, Steve Buscemi and David Caruso.
After years inside, drug lord Frank White (Walken) is fresh out of jail and back on the streets of New York City. Seeing himself as half Scarface, half Robin Hood, Frank and his enforcers brutally take back control of the city, turf by turf â with starry dreams of using the millions to benefit the community and save a local hospital. Before Frank can fulfil his ruthless lust for power, though, heâs got to get past the crooked cops determined to take him down, and the criminal competition that wonât bend to his will.
Still just as relevant and incendiary now as it was three decades ago,Â King of New YorkÂ returns with guns blazing in this definitive special edition, including a new director-approved 4K restoration.