The Public Eye (1992)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Romance

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In the early 1940s, an infamous New York paparazzo gets an assignment from a club owner to do a background search on a mysterious gangster, which leads him down a very dangerous path.




  • Joe Pesci in The Public Eye (1992)
  • Howard Franklin in The Public Eye (1992)
  • Joe Pesci and Stanley Tucci in The Public Eye (1992)
  • Joe Pesci in The Public Eye (1992)
  • Joe Pesci in The Public Eye (1992)
  • Joe Pesci in The Public Eye (1992)

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Howard Franklin


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3 April 2001 | TomRMD
| Wonderful Score, Definitely a Hidden Gem
Movies should be able to transport you to the time and place without much effort. "The Public Eye" does so. I saw this in -- of all places -- a redeye bus trip from New York to DC, and this only enhanced the viewing enjoyment. This is definitely a movie to "get into the mood" for 40's noir, down to the gritty life of the City After Dark.

This one keeps getting overlooked as one of the best of the 90's. See this one.

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,139,825 18 October 1992

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