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City Hall (1996)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  16 February 1996 (USA)
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The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.

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Cast

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Judge Walter Stern
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Paul Zapatti (as Tony Franciosa)
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Sydney Pappas
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Det. Eddie Santos
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Det. Albert Holly
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Elaine Santos (as Lauren Vélez)
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Maria Santos
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Randy Santos
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Nettie Anselmo
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Storyline

A young boy dies from a stray bullet during a shootout between a cop and mob family member who had previously been supiciously given probabtion, only to break its terms. New York's Deputy Mayor, Kevin Calhoun starts digging for information. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A Mayor... A Deputy Mayor... A City About to Explode. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 February 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Sombra da Corrupção  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$20,300,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The interior scenes of New York's City Hall actually were filmed inside a mansion in Teaneck, New Jersey. See more »

Goofs

When Kevin goes to use the pay phone in the diner after Marybeth leaves, he dials successfully without putting any change in the phone first. See more »

Quotes

Kevin Calhoun: Now there's four deaths, they're all connected, and that's all I know, that much I learned...
Mayor John Pappas: [interrupting] And that's all I want to know!
Kevin Calhoun: I'm just trying to circle the wagons here, John.
Mayor John Pappas: Circle the wagons? What do you th - Who do you think you are? Some gumshoe in a dime novel, loose-cannoning around the city? Consorting with known mobsters? Kevin, for God's sakes!
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Mayor John Pappas: You see this desk? This desk belonged to Fiorello La Guardia, "the Little Flower". He was about 5 foot tall, used to ...
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A Wonderful Guy
from the musical play "South Pacific"
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
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Intelligent political thriller not pretending anything
23 January 2002 | by (Prague, Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

Well, there is a plenty of ways how to spoil a political thriller. Usually they are derivative or too ambitious, often they feature a conspiracy that is totally paranoic and unbelievable. But City Hall does not do neither of the above mentioned. The plot is cleverly crafted, story is believable. As far as characters go I would say this movie is a solid average. No character seems out of place and Al Pacino is brilliant as always. His portrayal of a charismatic NYC mayor is superb and proves again that Al Pacino belongs to the absolute top of American actors nowadays.


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