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Night and the City (1992)

The story about a cheating and incompetent lawyer (Harry Fabian) who suddenly gets obsessed on becoming a boxing promoter.

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Phil Nasseros
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Tommy Tessler
Gene Kirkwood ...
Resnick
Gerard Murphy ...
Steel Jaw #1 (as Gerry Murphy)
Clem Caserta ...
Steel Jaw #2
Anthony Canarozzi ...
Emmett Gorgon
David W. Butler ...
John Bonney
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Frisker at Disco Club
Margo Winkler ...
Maurice Shrog ...
Gym Manager
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Storyline

Robert DeNiro and Jessica Lange are the most impossible couple. He's a failed lawyer. She's a common waitress. Together they get in a downward spiral, as they can't seem to deal with their problems. The lawyer just failed winning a case in court against a famous boxing organizer and he wants revenge by catching the organizer on his own territory: boxing. Although he knows nothing about boxing, with his fine talk he finds the help of a couple of people like the brother of his new enemy. But the relationship with his waitress doesn't make things double as hard. Written by info@edwinvanoorschot.nl

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When you're down to your last dream, you either live it or lose it.

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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »
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23 October 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La loi de la nuit  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,202,756
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Trivia

Vincent Pastore: In the first scene in the boxing gym, you can spot him more than once in the background behind Robert De Niro. He is in street clothes with a big cigar in his mouth "sparring" with a boxer. See more »

Quotes

Harry Fabian: Phil Nasseros, the meanest bartender in New York! Fucking guy just eighty-sixed a nun!
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Soundtracks

Freaky Styley
Written by Anthony Kiedis, Flea (as Michael Balzary) and Cliff Martinez
Performed by The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Courtesy of EMI Records Group / EMI Records by arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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Slice-of-low-life melodrama
11 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

NIGHT AND THE CITY (1992) *** Robert De Niro, Jessica Lange, Alan King, Cliff Gorman, Jack Warden, Barry Primus. Slice-of-low-life portrait remake of 1940 Richard Widmark flick casts De Niro as ambulance chasing attorney Harry Fabian trying to score big-time as a boxing promoter with the help of his lady love (Lange in an uncharacteristically unglamourous role) and the ex-fighter brother (Warden) of his chief nemesis (King in a humdinger of chilly malevolence as the corrupt boxing mogul). Feisty and surprisingly funny script courtesy of Richard Price (in a bit role as a doctor) has its moments of ugliness and sudden downshift into tragedy. De Niro, at times over-the-top, is the life-force to this otherwise entertaining melodrama.


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