PRINCE OF THE CITY
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Screenplay by Jay Presson Allen and Sidney Lumet
He's smart, tough, successful and full of pride. He is, in his early 30s, a member of a New York police elite. The Special Investigating Unit has amassed an impressive record of convictions in major crimesdrug busts, police and other governmental corruption. He is, in the words of an admiring judge, one of the city's princes.
But princes, as everyone long ago learned from the fairy tales, can be turned into frogs. This relentless and terrifying movie is about how the organs of the stateacting in the...