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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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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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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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Real-life attorneys Alan M. Dershowitz and Bruce Cutler are mentioned by name as desirable senior mentor figures for a class of New York assistant district attorneys. See more »

Quotes

Sean Casey: You were a cop, Joe. Now you're a garbage! You are nothing!
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References The Geraldo Rivera Show (1987) See more »

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Lumet redux- Municipal corruption aplenty
11 April 2003 | by (fairview, nj) – See all my reviews

NIGHT FALLS ON MANHATTAN (1997) *** Andy Garcia, Richard Dreyfuss, Ian Holm, Lena Olin, James Gandolfini, Ron Leibman, Shiek Mahmud-Bey. Excellent, gritty and absorbing crime drama dealing with Garcia as an assistant DA who becomes an overnight sensation after tackling a disturbing case of a drug dealer killing three cops on a raid gone awry that leads to a sticky web of corruption, lies, deceit and ultimately personal integrity. Garcia and Holm as his cop father, give superb performances as does Leibman as his teeth gnashing mentor (a delightful to watch turn) and Gandolfini as Holm's partner with some skeletons in his closet. Based on Robert Daley's book `Tainted Evidence' and adapted by the film's director Sidney Lumet with colorful panache of a true helmsman. – Letterman stooge Leonard Tepper is an extra in the jury (!)


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