Varies in pace and tone, but a classic performance by Walken.
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King of New York is a 1990 American crime drama film, starring Christopher Walken, Laurence Fishburne, David Caruso, Wesley Snipes, Victor Argo, and Giancarlo Esposito. It was directed by independent filmmaker Abel Ferrara and written by Nicholas St. John.
The film opens with Frank White (Christopher Walken), a wealthy and powerful drug lord riding by private limousine into New York over the Queensboro Bridge after being released on parole from Sing Sing from serving time on drug-related charges. Emilio El Zapa (Freddy Howard), a Colombian drug dealer enters a telephone booth where he is almost immediately gunned-down by three assailants. As the hit men leave, one of them drops a newspaper headline onto Zapa's lap which announces Frank White's release.
Across town, Zapa's partner, King Tito (Ernest Abuse) sits in a hotel room with Jimmy Jump (Fishburne) and Test Tube (Buscemi), a pair of gangsters who are negotiating the purchase of several kilograms of cocaine. The two give Tito a...