The Public Eye is a 1992 neo-noir film written and directed by Howard Franklin, produced by Sue Baden-Powell, and starring Joe Pesci and Barbara Hershey. Stanley Tucci and Richard Schiff appear in supporting roles. The film is loosely based on New York Daily News photographer Arthur "Weegee" Fellig, and some of the photos in the film were taken by Fellig. In the 1940s, Leon "Bernzy" Bernstein is a freelance photographer for the New York City tabloids, dedicated to his vivid and realistic work and his ability to get shots nobody else can get. He is very confident of his skills, declaring at one point, "Nobody does what I do. Nobody." With a police radio under the dashboard of his car and a makeshift darkroom in his trunk, he quickly races to the scene of horrific crimes and accidents in order to snap exclusive photographs. He is so good at his job that he becomes known affectionately as the "Great Bernzini".