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338 Ratings

Prince of the City

Directed by Sidney Lumet
United States, 1981
Thriller, Drama, Crime


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.

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Prince of the City Directed by Sidney Lumet

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1981 | Winner: Best Film (Pasinetti Award)

Academy Awards

1982 | Nominee: Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

National Board of Review

1981 | Winner: Top Ten Films

Writers Guild of America

1982 | Nominee: Best Drama Adapted from Another Medium (Screen)

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