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Prince of the City

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Original title
Prince of the City
Running time
167 min.
United States United States
Jay Presson Allen, Sidney Lumet. Novel: Robert Daley
Paul Chihara
Andrzej Bartkowiak
Orion Pictures, Warner Bros.
Thriller. Drama | Crime. Cop Movies. Based On A True Story
Synopsis / Plot
New York cop Daniel Ciello is involved in some questionable police practices. He is approached by internal affairs and in exchange for him potentially being let off the hook, he is instructed to begin to expose the inner workings of police corruption. Danny agrees as long as he does not have to turn in his partners but he soon learns that he cannot trust anyone and he must decide whose side he is on and who is on his.
1981: Nominated for Oscar: Best Adapted Screenplay
1981: Golden Globes: 3 Nominations, including Best Film - Drama
1981: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Director. 4 Nominations
1981: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Drama Screenplay
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