Mr. Untouchable

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Mr. Untouchable
Mr untouchable poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Marc Levin
Produced by Mary-Jane Robinson
Alex Gibney
Jason Kliot
Joana Vincente
Mark Cuban (executive)
Todd Wagner (executive)
Will Albright (associate)
Emir Lewis (associate)
Starring Nicky Barnes
Music by Hi-Tek
Cinematography Henry Adebonojo
Edited by Emir Lewis
Daniel Praid
Distributed by Magnolia Pictures
Release date
  • October 26, 2007 (2007-10-26)
Country United States
Language English

Mr. Untouchable is an English language documentary film for HDNet Films, directed by Marc Levin, and produced by Mary-Jane Robinson. The film, which opened in limited release on October 26, 2007, like the memoir, Mr. Untouchable: My Crimes and Punishments (released in February 2007),[1] addresses the rise and fall of Nicky Barnes, a former drug kingpin in New York City.[2] The film includes first-hand testimony from Barnes himself and was produced by New York-based Blowback Productions.


  • Nicky Barnes, The Godfather of Harlem
  • Thelma Grant, the former Mrs. Nicky Barnes
  • Frank James, an original member of the 'Council'
  • Joseph 'Jazz' Hayden, an original member of the 'Council'
  • Jackie Hayden, Jazz's wife
  • Leon 'Scrap' Batts, a Lieutenant in Barnes organization
  • Carol Hawkins, heroin street dealer for Barnes organization
  • David Breitbart, Nicky's lawyer
  • Don Ferrarone, DEA Agent in charge of Nicky Barnes case
  • Louie Diaz, undercover DEA agent
  • Bobby Nieves, a DEA agent
  • Robert Geronimo, a DEA informant
  • Robert Fiske, Jr., US Attorney for Southern District of NY who prosecuted Barnes
  • Tom Sear, Ass. US Attorney
  • Benito Romano, Assistant US Attorney who flipped Barnes
  • Fred Ferretti, reporter who wrote 1977 NY Times article, "Mr. Untouchable"


  1. ^ Barnes, Nicky & Folsom, Tom. Mr. Untouchable My Crimes and Punishments. Rugged Land. ISBN 9781590710418. 
  2. ^ Mr. Untouchable. HDNet Films. 2007. 

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