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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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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

Robert De Niro and Jessica Lange appeared in Cape Fear (1991). See more »

Quotes

Harry Fabian: A toast, a toast, a toast, a toast. To you all. No, the hell with you all. To me all.
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Connections

Version of Night and the City (1950) See more »

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I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
Written by Ronnie Shannon
Performed by Aretha Franklin
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Group by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Some Good Acting
20 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

There is some good acting in Night and the City, but the movie overall is unremarkable.

I picked this movie up at the video store last week, only because Robert De Niro is in it. I have to admit, even though I see a lot of movies, I don't think I had heard of this movie until I picked it up that evening, even though I had probably skimmed across the cover on the box while browsing at the video store.

I found this movie pretty hard to watch, mainly because De Niro's character Harry Fabian is not very likeable and I tried very hard to like or respect this character, but I only felt sorry for the guy and I found this depressing. However, De Niro and some of the supporting actors are quite good from an acting perspective in some scenes.

I gave this movie a 6 out of 10. I'd only recommend this movie to De Niro fans.


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