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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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Judge Walter Stern
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Paul Zapatti (as Tony Franciosa)
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Sydney Pappas
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Elaine Santos (as Lauren Vélez)
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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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Murder...Corruption...Cover-up...Scandal... 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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$20,300,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The music in the theatrical trailer is from the film Hoffa (1992) and composed by David Newman. The same music was used to advertise in the theatrical trailer of L.A. Confidential (1997). All three films had corruption as a major theme. 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: Where you going?
Marybeth Cogan: The city.
Kevin Calhoun: Thought we were in the city.
Marybeth Cogan: Not if you're from Queens.
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Connections

Referenced in Aprile (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

People Will Say We're In Love
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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