Prince of the City

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Prince of the City
Sidney Lumet, 1981
USA | Format: 35mm | 167 minutes

In person: actor Treat Williams and former NYPD narcotics detective Robert Leuci!

Based on the experiences of NYPD narcotics detective Robert Leuci, Lumet’s epic examination of corruption and compromise, set against a teeming portrait of 1970s New York, is one of his most arresting and accomplished pictures.  When an idealistic cop (Treat Williams) agrees to tell the Feds about departmental malfeasance, he receives a guarantee that he won’t have to rat on his partners—but as the stresses and dangers of being an informer wear him down, he finds himself turning against those closest to him.

Series: Prince of the City: Remembering Sidney Lumet

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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