Mr. Untouchable


1h 32m 2007

Brief Synopsis

Nicky Barnes was the most powerful black drug kingpin in New York City history. A brilliant organizer who combined boardroom strategy with street-level tactics, Barnes became a stunning success and a bone fide folk hero above 110th Street. From humble beginnings he came to dominate the heroin distri

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Pryor Cashman Sherman & Flynn Llp; Vvs Films Inc.; Vvs Films Inc.
Distribution Company
Magnolia Pictures; Magnolia Home Entertainment; Magnolia Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Synopsis

Nicky Barnes was the most powerful black drug kingpin in New York City history. A brilliant organizer who combined boardroom strategy with street-level tactics, Barnes became a stunning success and a bone fide folk hero above 110th Street. From humble beginnings he came to dominate the heroin distribution business and make himself and his comrades rich beyond their wildest dreams. Trusted and trained by the Italians, he set up his own black crime family--The Council--a formidable drug collective. The chronichle presents the testimony of Nicky Barnes himself, who has broken the street code and his 23-year silence to tell all in this epic American dream story. Also interviewed are former members of The Council and others in the Barnes drug Collective. The epic provides an inside look at the heroin business from the Kingpin at the top, to the dealer and user on the street.

Crew

Henry Adebonojo

Other

Henry Adebonojo

Cinematographer

Will Albright

Associate Producer

Will Albright

Researcher

Courtney Andrialis

Assistant

Leroy Barnes

Other

Leon Batts

Other

Evan Benjamin

Supervising Sound Editor

Frank Blasko

Gaffer

Charles A. Bobbit

Song

Elizabeth Bohnel

Production

Richard Bowler

Production Assistant

David Breitbart

Other

Joseph Broussard

Song

Cornelius Brown

Song

James Brown

Song

James Brown

Song Performer

Odell Brown

Song

Mike Caccamo

Production

Harry Wayne Casey

Song

Clifton Chase

Song

Mariusz Cichon

Assistant Camera

Antoine Clark

Creative Consultant

Charles Lee Clark

Song

Heather Clark

Production Assistant

Dennis Coffey

Song

Mark Cuban

Executive Producer

Alan Deutsch

Other

Alan Deutsch

Cinematographer

Louie Diaz

Other

Constance Durden

Song

Curtis Durden

Song

Jackie Eckhouse

Legal Counsel

Bob Eisenhardt

Editing

Salimah El-amin

Executive

Alison Ellwood

Editing

Fern Feller

Makeup Artist

Don Ferrarone

Other

Fred Ferretti

Source Material

Fred Ferretti

Other

Richard Finch

Song

Ben Fine

Graphics

Robert Fiske

Other

Ed Fletcher

Song

Derrick Fong

Production

Lelanea Fulton

Production

Marvin Gaye

Song

Marvin Gaye

Song Performer

Robert Geronimo

Other

Alex Gibney

Producer

Melvin Glover

Song

Thelma Grant

Other

Al Green

Song Performer

Al Green

Song

Carole Hawkins

Other

Jackie Hayden

Other

Joseph Hayden

Other

Aaron Hill

Production

David Hocs

Sound Mixer

Mabon Hodges

Song

Karl Hollandt

Other

Steve Holmgren

Production Manager

Matthew Holtzman

Production Associate

Willie Hutch

Song Performer

Willie Hutch

Song

Frank James

Other

Kenji Jasper

Creative Consultant

Louie Jones

Other

Nasir Jones

Song Performer

Nasir Jones

Song

Arlin Kelly

Production

Jason Kliot

Producer

Jean Knight

Song Performer

Alexandra Lawrence

Editing

Kristopher Lee

Production Assistant

Kristopher Lee

Production

Daniel Levin

Cinematographer

Daniel Levin

Other

Marc Levin

Producer

Emir Lewis

Associate Producer

Emir Lewis

Editor

Lauren Lillie

Assistant

Chris Matson

Business Affairs

Curtis Mayfield

Song Performer

Curtis Mayfield

Song

James Mccrae

Song Performer

John Mccullough

Music Supervisor

Gretchen Mcgowan

Executive In Charge Of Production

Andrea Modenos

Production Accountant

Bobby Nieves

Other

Eva Orner

Executive

John Paulsen

Production Assistant

John Paulsen

Production

Daphne Pinkerson

Supervising Producer

Daniel Praid

Editor

Julie Price

Other

Salaam Remi

Song

David Ritz

Song

Mary-jane Robinson

Producer

Steven Robinson

Sound Mixer

Sylvia Robinson

Song

Christine Rockwell

Editing

Benito Romano

Other

Kara Rozansky

Production Coordinator

Andrew Schwarz

Production

Tom Sear

Other

Ken Sirulnick

On-Line Editor

Ken Sirulnick

Titles

Ken Sirulnick

Graphics

Ken Sirulnick

Colorist

John Starks

Song

Edwin Starr

Song Performer

Robert Stein Esq.

Legal Counsel

Robert Stein

Legal Counsel

Barrett Strong

Song

J.t. Takagi

Sound Mixer

Michael Theodore

Song

Joni Lavern Tolbert

Song

Joana Vicente

Producer

Tony Volante

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Tony Volante

Sound Mixer

Todd Wagner

Executive Producer

Carrol Washington

Song

Fred Wesley

Song

Fred Wesley Jr.

Song

Crystal Whelan

Executive

Norman Whitfield

Song

Ralph Williams

Song

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Song

Virginia A. Williams

Assistant

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Pryor Cashman Sherman & Flynn Llp; Vvs Films Inc.; Vvs Films Inc.
Distribution Company
Magnolia Pictures; Magnolia Home Entertainment; Magnolia Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 26, 2007

Limited Release in United States October 26, 2007

Released in United States on Video January 29, 2008

Released in United States June 2007

Shown at CineVegas Film Festival (Sure Bets) June 8-16, 2007.

Shown at Urbanworld VIBE Film Festival in New York City (Documentary Feature Competition) June 21-24, 2007.

Based on the New York Times Magazine article written by Fred Ferretti; published June 1977.

Released in United States Fall October 26, 2007

Limited Release in United States October 26, 2007

Released in United States on Video January 29, 2008

Released in United States June 2007 (Shown at CineVegas Film Festival (Sure Bets) June 8-16, 2007.)

Released in United States June 2007 (Shown at Urbanworld VIBE Film Festival in New York City (Documentary Feature Competition) June 21-24, 2007.)