Emperor of the Bronx (1989)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Cycle-flick habitue William Smith is top-billed in Emperor of the Bronx. Virtually wall-to-wall violence, this is the story of homicidal street gangs and their noxious, mob-connected leaders. The film makes a few tentative stabs at social relevance, but this obviously isn't its reason for being. So much mayhem occurs in the first 80 minutes that the bloodshed in the last reel is almost anti-climactic. As always, the ubiquitous Smith rises above his material.



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