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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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Man in Asylum (as Jim Murtaugh)
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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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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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Jazz musician Wynton Marsalis wrote the original score for the film but was replaced by Mark Isham after the film's preview screening which featured the film's original upbeat ending instead of the one Isham would re-score with the downbeat ending. 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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Intelligent and well acted .........
22 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Night Falls on Manhattan" seems like a rather generic title for a film that explores the gray area of political and law enforcement corruption. The acting is good, with special mention going to Andy Garcia, Richard Dreyfuss, and Ron Leibman. As for Lena Olin, her character is so unimportant to the overall storyline, that it probably could have been eliminated entirely. After a bang bang beginning, the rest of the movie quietly explores who's on the take, and the back room deals necessary to bring corrupt cops to justice. This process is a real eye opener for Andy Garcia, who plays an idealistic district attorney. - MERK


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