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Summary A New York City narcotics detective (Treat Williams) reluctantly agrees to cooperate with a special commission investigating police corruption. However, he soon discovers that he's in over his head, and nobody can be trusted.

Prince of the City
Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 15 Critic Reviews
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Summary A New York City narcotics detective (Treat Williams) reluctantly agrees to cooperate with a special commission investigating police corruption. However, he soon discovers that he's in over his head, and nobody can be trusted.

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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 15 Critic Reviews
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80% Positive
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20% Mixed
3 Reviews
0% Negative
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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 15 Critic Reviews
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80% Positive
12 Reviews
20% Mixed
3 Reviews
0% Negative
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Production Company Orion Pictures
Release Date Aug 21, 1981
Duration 2 h 47 m
Rating R
Tagline He broke the one law no cop could violate. He betrayed his partners.
Golden Globes, USA
3 Nominations
Academy Awards, USA
1 Nomination
New York Film Critics Circle Awards
• 1 Win & 4 Nominations