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Abel Ferrara

Director, Actor

Driller KillerDriller Killer (1979)
Dir. Abel Ferrara
Feat. Abel Ferrara
Somewhat notorious as a 'video nasty' of the 80s video boom, this debut from bad boy auteur Abel Ferrara was perhaps misunderstood (like The Texas…
Angel of VengeanceAngel of Vengeance (Ms.45) (1981) Recommended
Dir. Abel Ferrara
Feat. Zoë Tamerlis, Jack Thibeau
Surreal drama about a deaf–mute who seeks revenge after two sexual assaults. Taut and disturbing, with minimal dialogue, it has the distinction…
Fear CityFear City (1984)
Dir. Abel Ferrara
Feat. Tom Berenger, Abel Ferrara, Melanie Griffith
Pimp Tom Berenger hunts through the neon–lit NY night for a stripper–slaying serial killer. Early item from dir. Abel Ferrara…
Crime Story (TV Series)Crime Story (TV Series) (1986-1988)
Dir. Abel Ferrara
Feat. Dennis Farina, Andrew Dice Clay
Genre stylist Michael Mann (COLLATERAL) followed up MIAMI VICE with this good–looking crime story set in hardboiled 60s Chicago. Dennis Farina…
Gladiator, TheGladiator, The (1986)
Dir. Abel Ferrara
Feat. Ken Wahl, Robert Culp, Nancy Allen
Telemovie excursion for Abel Ferrara (BAD LIEUTENANT), pummeling viewers with a patented and occasionally intriguing exercise in petrolhead…
China GirlChina Girl (1987)
Dir. Abel Ferrara
Feat. David Caruso, James Russo
Dir. Abel Ferrara’s violent riff on ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (and WEST SIDE STORY for that matter) set around rival Chinese and Italian street gangs…
Cat ChaserCat Chaser (1989)
Dir. Abel Ferrara
Feat. Peter Weller, Kelly McGillis, Charles Durning
The director atypically sidesteps controversy in adapting Elmore Leonard's political novel about a Miami hotel owner who courts danger when he…
King of New YorkKing of New York (1990) Recommended
Dir. Abel Ferrara
Feat. Christopher Walken, Laurence Fishburne, Wesley Snipes
A ruthless drug lord (Walken) is determined to resume his throne as the king of New York's underworld after five years behind bars. A vicious crime…
Bad LieutenantBad Lieutenant (1992) Recommended
Dir. Abel Ferrara
Feat. Harvey Keitel
Deeply disturbing character study of a bent cop that Harvey Keitel goes off the method deep–end to authenticate. An addiction to smack and…
Body SnatchersBody Snatchers (1993) Recommended
Dir. Abel Ferrara
Feat. Meg Tilly, Gabrielle Anwar
Director Ferrara adds visceral punch to the sci–fi staple about an alien life force that takes over human bodies in their sleep. The third…

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