On the day that drug kingpin Frank White (Christopher Walken) is released from prison, bloodshed breaks out across New York City, as a Colombian drug gang is slain and their merchandise stolen.
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Arriving by limo at his suite in the Plaza Hotel, Frank is reunited with his old friend Jimmy Jump (Laurence Fishburne), a ruthless gangster who orchestrated the killings as Frank's "welcome home" present.
Although publicly declaring that he intends to go straight, Frank falls right back into his old lifestyle, killing a Mafia boss (Frank Gio) who opposes his return to power and robbing a gangster (Joey Chin) of millions of dollars worth of heroin, which Frank intends to use in financing the construction of a hospital for the ghetto.
It isn't all smooth sailing for Frank, though, as the police, led by the straight-laced Captain Bishop (Victor Argo), are on to him. And when a pair of rogue cops (David Caruso and Wesley Snipes) decide to go outside the law to get Frank, it could mean the end of his empire.
The review of this Movie prepared by James Craver
KING OF NEW-YORK is a movie directed by Abel Ferrara in 1990.
As soon as former drug lord Christopher Walken is released from jail, he begins to eliminate one by one the actual bosses of the italian, asian and hispanic mobs that have taken his place during his imprisonment. Protected by skillful lawyers, Walken is taunting the police forces. Irish cop David Caruso decides to fight Walken by using illegal means.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler