The Public Eye

Follow
Released 1992

USER EDITOR

No Editor

User Score: 0

0.0
out of 10
User Rating
0 votes
0

SHOW REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Movie Summary

Director:
Carol Reed , Howard Franklin
Released:
1992
Rating:
R

The Public Eye is a 1992 film noir drama that captures the look and feel of 1940s New York City. Leon Bernstein (Joe Pesci) goes by the moniker "The Great Bernzini" because of his ability to record the seamy side of life. He dreams of one day being known as an artist, but in the meantime he uses a police scanner and brash attitude to always be the first to cover the gruesome crime-ridden underworld of the city. Bernzini usually keeps to himself, but he can't resist the lure of nightclub owner Kay Levitz (Barbara Hershey) when she asks for his help. The mob is trying to take over her business because of her dead husband's debts. Bernzini soon finds himself in the middle of mafia war and a black market gasoline scandal due to World War II rationing. Does Kay really need his help or has she set him up to take the fall? Director Howard Franklin creates a moody atmosphere and provocative mystery in this tantalizing throwback to a bygone era.

moreless
SUBMIT REVIEW

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

    FILTER BY TYPE

    More Info About This Movie

    Themes

    Crime, Thrillers