Across 110th Street

Across 110th Street

Barry Shear (1972)

bbfc_rating|ages_18_and_over Certificate


Our Score
In New York, the demarcation line between squalor and style, war and peace, was always 110th Street. Below the line was Central Park, above it was Harlem and mayhem. Even if that isn't the case today, in this movie crooked cop Anthony Quinn has a lot of hardware to deal with Harlem's racketeers. Quinn wanted Sidney Poitier, Sammy Davis Jr and Harry Belafonte as his co-stars; he got Yaphet Kotto as his police partner, and Antonio Fargas, Ed Bernard and Paul Benjamin as bank robbers when the Black Panthers vetoed the others because they lacked street cred. Taking due account of The French Connection, director Barry Shear's picture tries to be hard-edged and aim for realism, but doesn't always succeed. Great title track, though, that Quentin Tarantino was to use during the credit sequence of Jackie Brown.


Two New York cops pursue a gang of thieves who have stolen $300,000 from a Mafia-controlled bank, a crime that could plunge the city into a Mob war. Thriller, starring Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto and Anthony Franciosa.

Cast & Crew

Captain Frank Mattelli Anthony Quinn
Detective Lieutenant Pope Yaphet Kotto
Nick D'Salvio Anthony Franciosa
Jim Harris Paul Benjamin
Joe Logart Ed Bernard
Doc Johnson Richard Ward
Gloria Roberts Norma Donaldson
Henry J Jackson Antonio Fargas
Shevvy Gilbert Lewis
Mrs Jackson Marlene Warfield
Director Barry Shear
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: United Artists Corp. LtdGuidance: Edited for some of its language, and contains violence.Available on: video and DVD