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City Hall (1996)

R | | Drama | 16 February 1996 (USA)
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. 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

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It started with a shootout on a rainswept street and ended in a scandal that shattered New York. See more »

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

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16 February 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Sombra da Corrupção  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$20,200,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Al Pacino and Bridget Fonda previously appeared in The Godfather: Part III (1990). See more »

Goofs

Coffins at NYPD funerals are covered with the NYPD flag which has 5 alternating green and white stripes and a field of blue with 24 stars in a circular pattern in the left, upper corner. They are not covered with US flags as in this film. See more »

Quotes

Mayor John Pappas: Be careful how you judge people, most of all friends. You don't sum up a man's life in one moment. There are no cold answers, are there? There's no simple yes or no. A man's life is not the bricks, it's the mortar, pappy, it's the stuff that lays between, the stuff... the stuff you can't see. I've known Walter my whole life. God, the man is - he's a decent man, he's a good man.
Kevin Calhoun: This is tough stuff. This is body bag stuff. You tell me, if there's some other way.
Mayor John Pappas: There isn't. The die's been cast;...
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Referenced in Aprile (1998) See more »

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A Wonderful Guy
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
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Excellent acting and a wonderfully quiet script
10 July 2000 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland) – See all my reviews

Excellent political thriller, played much quieter and slower than other, higher ranking films in this genre. When people talk about Pacino and Cusack how do they manage to skip over these amazing career topping performances? A story of friendships, father-son relationships, corruption and deceit. The two actors gel amazingly well together, and the supports from Aiello and Fonda are equally as impressive, although Aiello is brilliant, especially when the papers run to press. Instead of focussing on an over complex corruption scandal, it creates wonderful characters who show the human side of failure an political bribery, The final scenes with each of the main characters are wonderfully written and acted.


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