New York, 1981. Abel Morales apparently comes from a maffia family, but tries to make his oil transport business legal and transparant. The problem is that his competitors do not all follow the law and Abel did not always either. Two problems occur for Abel. People are violently stealing his trucks and the local government investigates the oil transport business in search for corruption.
“A Most Violent Year” makes an alright drama which has a good 1980’ies feel and shows the thin line between running a successful business and running a clean business.