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Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  16 May 1997 (USA)
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A newly elected District attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.

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Sean Casey is the newest member of the district attorneys office and he is close to uncovering a police scandal that might involve his father Liam, who works for the NYPD. Then his father is critically wounded in a stake-out, Sean is chosen to prosecute the case. Written by Anonymous

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In a city of nine million people is there room for one honest man?

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Nacht über Manhattan  »

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ITL 1,200,304,000 (Italy) (2 May 1997)

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$9,881,286 (USA) (8 August 1997)
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Sean Casey: You were a cop, Joe. Now you're a garbage! You are nothing!
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Andy Garcia miscast
30 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Andy Garcia is a great actor, but casting a Cuban American as an Irish American (Sean Casey), is too much of a stretch. Ian Holm, a Brit, plays his father (Liam Casey), and no one would visualize the two as father and son. It is no coincidence that he was cast previously as a person of Mediterranean or Latin American heritage. Otherwise a fine film about New York police, divided loyalties, the illegal drug business, the corruption drug money makes possible, and the ethical consequences that involve everyone knowing of the crimes committed. "Night Falls on Manhattan" contains a good plot from the novel by Robert Daley and has a strong supporting cast with James Gandolfini, Richard Dreyfuss, Lena Olin, Dominic Chianese, Shiek Mahmud-Bey, and Paul Guilfoyle.


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