MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,184 this week

City of Hope (1991)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  15 November 1991 (UK)
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 1,761 users  
Reviews: 17 user | 11 critic

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 »

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 36 titles
created 06 Oct 2011
 
a list of 29 titles
created 09 Nov 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 10 Jun 2014
 
a list of 25 titles
created 27 Jul 2014
 
a list of 26 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "City of Hope" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: City of Hope (1991)

City of Hope (1991) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of City of Hope.
5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Fontayne is enlisted by Bernice - her estranged old friend and current parole officer - along with a disgraced cop to search for Bernice's son, who went missing on the Mexican border.

Director: John Sayles
Stars: LisaGay Hamilton, Yolonda Ross, Edward James Olmos
Lianna (1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A happily married woman comes to realize herself of being a repressed lesbian after she has an affair with a female college professor, and then tries to come to terms with her newfound lifestyle.

Director: John Sayles
Stars: Linda Griffiths, Jane Hallaren, Jon DeVries
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A mute alien with the appearance of a black human is chased by outer-space bounty hunters through the streets of Harlem.

Director: John Sayles
Stars: Joe Morton, Daryl Edwards, Rosanna Carter
Lone Star (1996)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.

Director: John Sayles
Stars: Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Peña, Stephen Mendillo
Eight Men Out (1988)
Drama | History | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.

Director: John Sayles
Stars: John Cusack, Clifton James, Michael Lerner
Baby It's You (1983)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In 1966 New Jersey, Jill Rosen, a frustrated high schooler, is intrigued by an enigmatic new student known only as the Sheik. Sheik is an Italian whose primary interests are his car, Frank ... See full summary »

Director: John Sayles
Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Vincent Spano, Joanna Merlin
Horror | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Two travellers, one a well to do young clark on the way to a reunion with his wife, the other a scruffy, feral bounty hunter meet at sundown on a lonely prairie and agree to swap stories to... See full summary »

Director: Wayne Coe
Stars: James Earl Jones, Brad Dourif, Will Hare
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

SO RED THE ROSE is King Vidor's quietly affecting Civil War romance, starring Margaret Sullavan as a Southern aristocrat, the mistress of a Southern plantation, whose sheltered life is torn... See full summary »

Director: King Vidor
Stars: Margaret Sullavan, Walter Connolly, Randolph Scott
Voodoo Dawn (1991)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

Group of immigrant Haitian farm workers tries to fight off an evil Haitian voodoo priest who tries to kill them & use their body parts to make up a zombie army.

Director: Steven Fierberg
Stars: Raymond St. Jacques, Theresa Merritt, Gina Gershon
Drama

Captain Richard Henry Pratt, who holds unsympathetic views towards Native Americans, is hired to run the United States first federally-funded school to integrate young Natives into white society.

Director: John Sayles
Dream Demon (1988)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A young woman about to be married begins having terrifying dreams about demons. When she wakes, however, the demons are real and begin to commit gruesome murders.

Director: Harley Cokeliss
Stars: Jemma Redgrave, Kathleen Wilhoite, Timothy Spall
City of Hope (2010)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: David Pelegrín
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Nick Rinaldi
...
Yoyo
...
...
Joe Rinaldi
...
Wynn
Charlie Yanko ...
Stavros
...
Bobby
...
Zip
Scott Schutzman Tiler ...
Vinnie (as Scott Tiler)
...
Carl
...
Levonne
...
Jeanette
...
Malik
...
Reesha
...
Asteroid
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 November 1991 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A remény városa  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,264,910 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Zip: Figures. We finally get a chick in the band, and she's a lesbian.
Bobby: How do you know?
Zip: I asked her if she wanted go out with me, she said No.
Bobby: Zip, this town's full of chicks who won't go out with you.
Zip: Yeah. Lesbians, all of 'em.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Adam & Eva (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Subcity.
22 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

Some people complain about the number of subplots:That's precisely what makes this movie so original and so endearing.This is a small microcosm of characters we follow during two hours without getting bored.Sometimes the director leaves two people talking for two other ones in the same sequence:this technique is an update of what William Wyler used to do notably in "detective story" (1952) and even "best years of our lives"(1946).The sequences are very short and are intertwined with skill;the cast is uniformly good,with Tony LoBianco as the stand-out.This is a very interesting movie ,focusing on such important subjects as responsibility,honesty and dignity.Really worthwhile.


13 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is it better that 'Crash?' inferno0020
DVD? DexterGreen
Must see viewing for fans of the wire jhaye
song in end credits mommasfallenangel
summary of the movie irfan22
Who would watch a remake of this? nm151515
Discuss City of Hope (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?