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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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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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Corruption... Greed... Murder... 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)

Gross:

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

In the theater lobby, when Mayor Pappas asks Frank Anselmo what he thought of the musical play, Anselmo replies "Good act. No voice. My Nettie could sing better." Nettie Anselmo, Frank Anselmo's wife, was played by Roberta Peters, a famous opera singer. See more »

Goofs

When Kevin Calhoun and Marybeth Cogan are out on the boat, shots from the inside seem to indicate that the water is choppy, but exterior shots show calm water. See more »

Quotes

Kevin Calhoun: The only thing new about this world is the history we don't know.
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Connections

References PBS NewsHour (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

If I Loved You
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Used by permission of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization
Vocals performed by Cassie Byram
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not a roller coaster, just a slow coast downhill
25 September 2000 | by (Laramie, Wyoming) – See all my reviews

I was lured to see this movie by its starpower, but ultimately that's all it delivers. It plays much more like a Greek tragedy than a modern thriller about big city corruption. It's greatest flaw is its predictibability and utter lack of suspense. We know who the bad guys are from the beginning, and just follow along as they fall like dominoes. The film to its credit does abstain from gratuitous violence and sex, but has forgotten to substitute good, clean romance or excitement in any other way. All the flavor of a good, flat decaffeinated diet cola. "Q&A", which also takes place in New York, is a far better alternative, as is "LA Confidential".


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