King of the City (1985)

Genres - Drama, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Action Thriller  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

King of the City died on the vine when it was released under its original title in 1985; conditions hardly improved when it was reissued a year later as Club Life. Merely a recycling of the disco films of the 1970s, King of the City is lots of sound and fury, signifying nothing: one prominent TV reference book gave up on reciting its plot line, choosing instead to review the neon lighting! For what it's worth, the story involves Tom Parsekean (the idol of millions), who comes to LA to be an actor but winds up a bouncer in a disco owned by Tony Curtis. If you remain awake during the first minutes of King of the City, you'll get a kick out of Pat Ast, playing a lesbian bar owner. What Dee Wallace, who still had a career in 1985, is doing in this film is anybody's guess.



biker, nightclub, actor, bouncer, career, drug-dealer, stars [celebrities]