King of New York

King of New York is a 1990 American crime drama thriller film directed by Abel Ferrara and produced by Augusto Caminito and Mary Kane.  The screenplay was written by Nicholas St. John.

King of New York | King of New York Movie Poster | 1990 | Christopher Walken | David Caruso | Laurence Fishburne | Victor Argo | Wesley Snipes | Janet Julian | Steve Buscemi | Giancarlo Esposito | Theresa Randall | Abel Ferrara | |
King of New York Movie Poster

Rated:  R (movie contains violence, sexual content/nudity and language throughout)
Run Time:  1h 43min
Release Date:  September 22, 1990 (USA)
Genre:  Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director:  Abel Ferarra
Studio:  Seven Arts and Carollo Pictures




King of New York stars Christopher Walken, David Caruso, Laurence Fishburne, Victor Argo, Wesley Snipes, Janet Julian, Steve Buscemi, Giancarlo Esposito and Theresa Randall.

King of New York is the story of Frank White (Christopher Walken), a psychotic drug kingpin who after completing a lengthy prison sentence, returns to New York intent on re-establishing his empire and making things as they were before he went to prison.  Others have taken over the business during his absense but that is not going to stop Frank.  While he is gunning down the opposition, he decides he is going to give away the money he will make to modernize the hospital in his old neighborhood.  Drug dealers are not the only thing he has to worry about however as a group of rogue cops decide they are going to take him down.  The streets are tougher than when he left and that there is no way of washing the blood from his dirty money.

Movie Quotes

“From now on, nothing goes down unless I’m involved. No blackjack, no drug deals… nothing” – Frank White 
“Stick around, Frankenstein coming on next.” – Larry Wong

“You think ambushing me in some nightclub’s gonna stop what makes people take drugs?” – Frank White

“I’m not your problem.” – Frank White

Official Movie Trailer

Movie Stars

Christopher Walken as Frank White

David Caruso as Dennis Gilley

Laurence Fishburne as Jimmy Jump

Victor Argo as Roy Bishop

Wesley Snipes as Thomas Flanigan

Janet Julian as Jennifer

Steve Buscemi as Test Tube

Giancarlo Esposito as Lance

Theresa Randall as Raye