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Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)

R | | Crime, Drama | 16 May 1997 (USA)
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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Nacht über Manhattan  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

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$9,881,286 (USA) (8 August 1997)
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The flag with the green and white stripes seen in the room where the first interrogations take place is the official flag of the NYPD. The NYPD flag flies outside Precincts and other Police Department buildings and was first created in 1919. It bears five alternating green and white bars, representing the five boroughs of New York City - Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx. There are 24 white stars on a field of blue in the left corner of the flag. The blue field represents the Police Department. Twenty-three of the stars represent the separate towns and villages that became part of New York City under the Consolidation that took place in 1899, while the 24th star represents the City itself. 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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Cop Killer!
23 July 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A newly elected district attorney (Andy Garcia) finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father (Ian Holm) and his partner.

This was a pretty good film. At first, I thought it was going to be about tracking down and then convicting the cop killer. But we find out that the killing, tracking and convicting are all accomplished relatively quickly, and only serve as a premise to open up the idea that certain police officers were working with the drug dealers.

This is very well scripted, very well acted. And knowing a little bit about police corruption, the story does not even seem far fetched. Though it does have its darkly comical moments, such as having the killer strip naked for reporters.


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