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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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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Nacht über Manhattan  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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 »

Quotes

Sean Casey: You were a cop, Joe. Now you're a garbage! You are nothing!
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Referenced in Making the 'Lost World' (1997) See more »

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At what price justice?
25 March 2003 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

In "Night Falls on Manhattan", Garcia plays a rookie NYC District Attorney who finds himself struggling to cope with moral dilemmas and compromised principles in the "real world" of lawyering. Offering a solid cast with good performances, this Hollywood tinged film builds quickly and maintains momentum while digging into fundamental issues which bedevil characters from cops to judges in their personal and professional lives. Worth a look for anyone into dramas, especially those dealing with questions of ethics. (B)


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