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Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)

 -  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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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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16 May 1997 (USA)  »

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Nacht über Manhattan  »

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$2,933,255 (USA) (16 May 1997)

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$9,881,286 (USA) (8 August 1997)
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This movie is loosely based on the real-life case of Larry Davis, a drug dealer who shot six cops but was acquitted (with William Kunstler as his lawyer) after charging that the police were trying to kill him because they were involved in the drug trade. The Manhattan district attorney, Robert Morgenthau, was also nicknamed "Morgy". See more »

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Sean Casey: You were a cop, Joe. Now you're a garbage! You are nothing!
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Must see for any law student:
12 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The plot was predictable; what was VERY good is the realistic sour compromises that atty's make. that alone warrants this movie as MUST SEE for students. I went to St.Johns University (undergraduate legal education), as did Sean Casey (AndyGarcia) No punches were pulled there, and that was reflected in the protagonist effort to make ethical decisions. There was one line that summarizes so much: "...if you want clean hands, become a priest. The degree to which police, criminal attys, DA's and all parties with knowledge about a criminal action get ugly is very true. This hopefully will take the hot air out of many law students, puffed up with him or herself. Well done and accurate, even if predictable. The DEVIL is in the movie detail.


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