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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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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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Richard Dreyfuss's role is loosely based on the career of the late celebrity attorney William Kunstler. 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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Good movie that was based on The Larry Davis Story
1 November 2004 | by (NYC, USA) – See all my reviews

This film is definitely based on the Larry Davis incident that took place in the late 80's where corrupt cops tried to shake down a drug dealer who wanted out of their "system"(dealers who payed off cops to rob other dealers). When he got out due to the death of his infant daughter, they invaded his home, he fought back by killing and wounding some officers and escaped leading to a dangerous manhunt in NYC. When they finally caught him (an old family relative snicthced on him), false accusations were brought up by the police and the media to portray him as a ruthless thug who ran away after killing the cops when all he wanted to do was leave the organization involving crooked cops and drug dealers. He is still serving time in Rikers Island fighting for a new trial.

Check out the documentary called THE LARRY DAVIS STORY which won an award for Best Documentary in the Urbanworld Film Festival in 2003.

However, it serves well on film and Sidney Lumet is great act capturing the look and feel of NYC in the early 90's. It has a "Prince of the City" feel to it.


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