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City of Hope (1991)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  15 November 1991 (UK)
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City of Hope is a portrait of a typical middle-sized American city of the present day. The crux of the story is an old apartment block which stands in the way of a major commercial ... See full summary »

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Nick Rinaldi
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Yoyo
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Riggs
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Joe Rinaldi
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Wynn
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Stavros
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Bobby
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Vinnie (as Scott Tiler)
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Carl
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Levonne
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Jeanette
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City of Hope is a portrait of a typical middle-sized American city of the present day. The crux of the story is an old apartment block which stands in the way of a major commercial development. Joe Rinaldi is the building contractor who owns the buildings, and is being pressured to torch them to permit the development to occur. His estranged son, Nick, soon becomes a pawn in the power politics of the city. Corrupt Mayor Baci and policeman O'Brien are determined to push the development, while idealistic city councilman Wynn soon finds himself torn between what he knows is right and what his black constituents want. Written by Reid Gagle

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong language and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »
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15 November 1991 (UK)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,264,910 (USA)
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The dramatic narration performed in the cop bar by Bobby (Jace Alexander) is from the opening of the late 50s TV show Highway Patrol. See more »

Quotes

Carl: Hey O.B. Long time no see. Engine problems?
O'Brien: You're the one with problems Carl. Get in.
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No one is clean
7 May 2007 | by (Ronn Ives/FUTURES Antiques, Norfolk, VA.) – See all my reviews

"City of Hope": Let writer/director John Sayles pull you into one huge, HUGE, swirling Swirling SWIRLING mmmMMesSsmEEEesSSSMsmeSss of corruption. A big city has all the typical problems. Everyone operates realistically – i.e., you scratch my back, maybe I'll scratch yours. Right and wrong are lost concepts. Social and political survival tactics are practiced by the hunters and the hunted. No one is clean. Deals are made. Victims are collateral damage. It is a realistic story, with slightly enlarged dramatic characters. You won't laugh. (P.S. - See John Sayles film "The Secret of Roan Inish". It is nothing like "City of Hope" but it's amazing and wonderful.)


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