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Alphabet City (1984)

Rating: 3.9/10
Runtime: 85 min

Director: Amos Poe
Vincent Spano ... Johnny
Michael Winslow ... Lippy
Kate Vernon ... Angela
Jami Gertz ... Sophia
Zohra Lampert ... Mama
Raymond Serra ... Gino (as Ray Serra)
Kenny Marino ... Tony
Daniel Jordano ... Juani
Tom Mardirosian ... Benny
Christina Marie Denihan ... Baby Renee
Tom Wright ... Chauffeur
Bruno Damon ... Mama's Friend
Clifton Powell ... Ramon
Richard Bassett ... Preppie
John McCurry ... Junkie / Guard #1

Description: This stylishly photographed drama is set in the Lower East Side area known as "Alphabet City." There 19-year-oldJohnny has become a drug lord in charge of the neighborhood gangs and pushers. Unfortunately, he too has a boss and when he asks Johnny to burn down the tenement building that houses his mother and sister, the boy refuses and decides to go straight for the sake of his wife and child. This doesn't set well with his boss who sends gangsters out to kill him. Of course, the gangsters have to catch Johnny first.