In my book Prince of the City is the greatest epic New York film ever. A huge cast of New Yorky character actors playing the greatest assemblage of New Yorky characters ever. Dirty cops, prosecutors, mafia guys, junkies, feds, more dirty cops and last but not least, the great Jerry Orbach as Gus Levy. A profane, rude, emotional, gritty, smelly, tangy, exhausting, amazing film. Huge plates of spaghetti and meat balls splattered all over the floor.

Press Play essay by Steven Santos. Here’s Part Two.