Christopher Walken wants to be the King of New York.
May 6, 2009
King of New York was Abel Ferrara's return to the his favorite style of film making (the urban street drama). Over the years this movie has achieved a cult status that one would have never imagined. During it's initial release on video, this film was a word-of-mouth hit. I remembered watching this in high school. Although the movie was never a major box office hit, film found an audience when it was released on tape. But the movie's popularity grew even more when rappers made numerous of references to it in music and song.
Christopher Walken stars as a crime lord who has done a stint in prison. Upon his release he begins to rebuild his fledging empire through violence and strong arming. Whilst he rotted in prison, his rivals became strong as they gobbled up his business. With time on his side, Frank launches a plan that'll make him the only player in town. But a group of cops led by Victor Argo want to stop Frank White before he achieves his goal pf becoming KING OF NEW YORK. Co starring Laurence Fishburne, David Caruso, Wesley Snipes and Steve Buscemi.
A finer, odd-ball, violent crime drama I've yet to see. King of New York, the rise ands fall of Frank White (Christopher Walken), a quiet psycho just released from prison who just wants to built a hospital in the South Bronx, is mesmerizing in it's corrupted morality. Even the cops are as bad as some of Frank's gang, and that's saying a lot. Cocaine is the currency of choice, and we see plenty of it -- in piles, in bags, in casks, in lines and in noses. The … more