1992 • R • Drama, Crimes & Thrillers
Dealing down those mean streets in a city that never sleeps.
WHY WE PICKED IT: Willem Dafoe maintains a masterfully haunting, noble presence as the man at the center of this story of alienated urban life.
A middle-aged drug user cleans up and starts dealing “white drugs to white people” while looking for a way out. When he finds it, he finds salvation. Writer and director Paul Schrader revisits the world of lost souls in New York’s nightlife in this companion piece to 'Taxi Driver' and 'American Gigolo.'
DIRECTOR: Paul Schrader
CAST: Willem Dafoe, Susan Sarandon, Dana Delany, Mary Beth Hurt, Sam Rockwell