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  • King of the Gypsies (1978)
  • R
    112 min | Drama
King of the Gypsies (1978)
R
112 min | Drama

In the criminal and violent world of modern-day Gypsies based in New York City, their 'king' Zharko Stepanowicz passes his leadership to his unwilling grandson, leaving the skipped father resentful.
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Writers
Peter Maas (book) | Frank Pierson (written for the screen by)
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Release date
Dec 20, 1978 (United States)

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Cast

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96 cast members
Name Known for
Sterling Hayden
King Zharko Stepanowicz King Zharko Stepanowicz   See fewer
Shelley Winters
Queen Rachel Queen Rachel   See fewer
Judd Hirsch
Groffo Groffo   See fewer
Michael V. Gazzo
Spiro Giorgio Spiro Giorgio   See fewer
Antonia Rey
Danitza Giorgio Danitza Giorgio   See fewer
Daniel Spira
Zio Miller Zio Miller   See fewer
Joe Zaloom
Rui Ilanovitch Rui Ilanovitch   See fewer
Lou Cevetillo
Pete Stepanowicz Pete Stepanowicz   See fewer
Zvee Scooler
Phuro (as Svee Scooler) Phuro (as Svee Scooler)   See fewer
Cory Einbinder
Young Dave (as Corey Einbinder) Young Dave (as Corey Einbinder)   See fewer
Matthew Labyorteaux
Middle Dave (as Matthew Laborteaux) Middle Dave (as Matthew Laborteaux)   See fewer
Danielle Brisebois
Young Tita (as Danielle Brisbois) Young Tita (as Danielle Brisbois)   See fewer
Tiffany Bogart
Young Rose Young Rose   See fewer
Marc Vahanian
Young Groffo Young Groffo   See fewer
Chris Manor
Gypsy Horsetrader Gypsy Horsetrader   See fewer
John Oppenheim
Gypsy Horsetrader Gypsy Horsetrader   See fewer
C.A.R. Smith
Christening Priest Christening Priest   See fewer
Kathi Moss
Midwife Midwife   See fewer
David Rounds
Mr. Kessler Mr. Kessler   See fewer
Anthony Holland
Mr. Tomlin Mr. Tomlin   See fewer
Tom Quinn
Jewelry Store Detective Jewelry Store Detective   See fewer
David Little
Kessler's Lawyer Kessler's Lawyer   See fewer
Martin Rosenblatt
Zharko's Lawyer Zharko's Lawyer   See fewer
Frederick Coffin
Basketball Coach (as Fred Coffin) Basketball Coach (as Fred Coffin)   See fewer
Michael Higgins
Traffic Court Judge Traffic Court Judge   See fewer
MacIntyre Dixon
Courthouse Reporter Courthouse Reporter   See fewer
Marc Victor
Courthouse Reporter Courthouse Reporter   See fewer
James Shannon
Courthouse Photographer Courthouse Photographer   See fewer
Paul Sparer
Dave's Doctor Dave's Doctor   See fewer
Mark Weston
Insurance Adjuster Insurance Adjuster   See fewer
Joe Maruzzo
Waiter at Mamma Leone's Waiter at Mamma Leone's   See fewer
Alice Drummond
Zharko's Nurse Zharko's Nurse   See fewer
Bernie McInerney
Zharko's Doctor Zharko's Doctor   See fewer
Franklin Scott
Hallway Thug Hallway Thug   See fewer
Jay Norman
Hallway Thug Hallway Thug   See fewer
Artie Cavallo
Persa's Child Persa's Child   See fewer
Glen Gianfrancisco
Persa's Child Persa's Child   See fewer
William Duell
Funeral Home Director Funeral Home Director   See fewer
Roy Brocksmith
Frinkuleschti Frinkuleschti   See fewer
Blake Brocksmith
Frinkuleschti's Son Frinkuleschti's Son   See fewer
Harris Laskawy
Man at Accident Man at Accident   See fewer
Tom Mason
Policeman at Groffo's Death Policeman at Groffo's Death   See fewer
Stéphane Grappelli
Gypsy Musician - violin Gypsy Musician - violin   See fewer
John Carlini
Gypsy Musician - guitar Gypsy Musician - guitar   See fewer
Julio R. Ceasar
Gypsy Dancer Gypsy Dancer   See fewer
Mara Coehn
Gypsy Dancer Gypsy Dancer   See fewer
Tony Constantine
Gypsy Dancer Gypsy Dancer   See fewer
Diz Disley
Gypsy Musician - guitar Gypsy Musician - guitar   See fewer
Dee Dee Friedman
Gypsy Dancer (as Dee-Dee Friedman) Gypsy Dancer (as Dee-Dee Friedman)   See fewer
Matt Glaser
Gypsy Musician - violin Gypsy Musician - violin   See fewer
David Grisman
Gypsy Musician - mandolin Gypsy Musician - mandolin   See fewer
Hason Harfouche
Gypsy Dancer Gypsy Dancer   See fewer
Ed Henkel
Gypsy Dancer Gypsy Dancer   See fewer
Pamela Khoury
Gypsy Dancer Gypsy Dancer   See fewer
Rich Knighton
Horse Handler Horse Handler   See fewer
Jos Laniado
Bodyguard Bodyguard   See fewer
Thomas Quinn
Jewelery store detective (as Tom Quinn) Jewelery store detective (as Tom Quinn)   See fewer
Elisha Rapson
Rose's Daughter Rose's Daughter   See fewer
Manola Rivera
Gypsy Dancer Gypsy Dancer   See fewer
Dom Um Romao
Gypsy Musician - percussion Gypsy Musician - percussion   See fewer
John Sowinski
Gypsy Dancer Gypsy Dancer   See fewer
Andy Statman
Gypsy Musician - mandolin Gypsy Musician - mandolin   See fewer
Rachel Ticotin
Gypsy Dancer Gypsy Dancer   See fewer
Alison Contreras Woodstock
Gypsy Dancer Gypsy Dancer   See fewer
Sandy Alexander
Bodyguard (uncredited) Bodyguard (uncredited)   See fewer
Black-Eyed Susan
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
Ken Butler
Marconi (uncredited) Marconi (uncredited)   See fewer
Matteo Cafiso
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
Sam Coppola
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
Randy Danson
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
Rebecca Darke
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
John Del Regno
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
Aristedes Philip DuVal
Gypsy Camp Dweller (uncredited) Gypsy Camp Dweller (uncredited)   See fewer
Robert Garcia
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
Julie Garfield
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
Robert Gerringer
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
Sands Hall
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
Leonard Jackson
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
Patti LuPone
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
Kate Manheim
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
Linda Manz
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
Faith Minton
Gypsy (uncredited) Gypsy (uncredited)   See fewer
Joe Ramezani
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
Cecile Santos
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
William Thomas Jr.
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
Richard Valladeres
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
Bliss Verdon
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
Mary Wynn
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
Jamil Zakkai
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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