Purportedly approved by the New York City Anti-Crime Committee as a testament to its authenticity, NEW YORK CONFIDENTIAL is, historically accurate or not, a fine, solid expose on organized crime. Crawford plays the boss of the New York mob, a powerful member of the "board of directors" of a
nationwide criminal empire that has begun dipping into legitimate business and politics. When a problem arises among the mob rank and file, the powers that be decide to eliminate the troublemaker. Stevens, head of the Chicago chapter, dispatches his best hit man, Conte, to do the job. Conte makes
a great impression on Crawford because of the speed and finesse he demonstrates on ...