Prince of the City

Prince of the City (1981)

A cop is turning. Nobody's safe.

  • Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
  • Release Date: 1981-08-19
  • User Rating: 7.0/10 from 140 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 47min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Orion Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Sidney Lumet
star 7.0/10
From 140 Ratings


New York City detective Daniel Ciello agrees to help the United States Department of Justice help eliminate corruption in the police department, as long as he will not have to turn in any close friends. In doing so, Ciello uncovers a conspiracy within the force to smuggle drugs to street informants.

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  • Treat Williams

    as Daniel Ciello
  • Jerry Orbach

    as Gus Levy
  • Richard Foronjy

    as Joe Marinaro
  • Don Billett

    as Bill Mayo
  • Kenny Marino

    as Dom Bando
  • Carmine Caridi

    as Gino Mascone
  • Tony Page

    as Raf Alvarez
  • Norman Parker

    as Rick Cappalino
  • Paul Roebling

    as Brooks Paige
  • Bob Balaban

    as Santimassino
  • James Tolkan

    as George Polito
  • Steve Inwood

    as Mario Vincente
  • Lindsay Crouse

    as Carla Ciello
  • Matthew Laurance

    as Ronnie Ciello
  • Tony Turco

    as Socks Ciello
  • Ronald Maccone

    as Nicholas 'Nick' Napoli
  • Robert Christian

    as The King
  • Tony Munafo

    as Rocky Gazzo
  • Tony DiBenedetto

    as Carl Alagretti
  • Ron Karabatsos

    as Dave DeBennedeto
  • Lee Richardson

    as Sam Heinsdorff
  • Lane Smith

    as Tug Barnes
  • Cosmo 'Gus' Allegretti

    as Marcel Sardino
  • Bobby Alto

    as Mr. Kanter
  • Michael Beckett

    as Michael Blomberg
  • Burton Collins

    as Monty
  • Carmine Foresta

    as Ernie Fallacci
  • Conard Fowkes

    as Elroy Pendleton
  • Peter Friedman

    as Goldman
  • Peter Michael Goetz

    as Charles Deluth
  • Lance Henriksen

    as Burano
  • Eddie Jones

    as Ned Chippy
  • Don Leslie

    as Louis D'Amato
  • Dana Lorge

    as Ann Mascone
  • Harry Madsen

    as Bubba Harris
  • E.D. Miller

    as Sam Edelman
  • Cynthia Nixon

    as Jeannie
  • Lionel Pina

    as Frank Sancho
  • José Angel Santana

    as José
  • Bruce Willis

    as Extra (uncredited)
Production Burtt Harris Producer
Production Joy Todd Casting
Writing Sidney Lumet Screenplay
Directing Sidney Lumet Director
Costume & Make-Up Anna Hill Johnstone Costume Design
Editing Jack Fitzstephens Editor
Writing Jay Presson Allen Screenplay
Production Jay Presson Allen Executive Producer
Production Barbara De Fina Unit Manager
Costume & Make-Up Robert Jiras Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Philip Leto Hairstylist
Camera Andrzej Bartkowiak Director of Photography
Art George DeTitta Sr. Set Decoration
Art Tony Walton Production Design
Art Edward Pisoni Art Direction
Writing Robert Daley Book
Sound Paul Chihara Original Music Composer
Production Raymond Hartwick Production Manager
Production Raymond Hartwick Associate Producer