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Night and the City (1992)

The story about a cheating and incompetent lawyer (Harry Fabian) who suddenly gets obsessed on becoming a boxing promoter.

Director:

Irwin Winkler

Writers:

Gerald Kersh (novel), Richard Price (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert De Niro ... Harry Fabian
Jessica Lange ... Helen Nasseros
Cliff Gorman ... Phil Nasseros
Alan King ... Ira 'Boom Boom' Grossman
Jack Warden ... Al Grossman
Eli Wallach ... Peck
Barry Primus ... Tommy Tessler
Gene Kirkwood Gene Kirkwood ... Resnick
Gerard Murphy Gerard Murphy ... Steel Jaw #1 (as Gerry Murphy)
Clem Caserta Clem Caserta ... Steel Jaw #2
Anthony Canarozzi Anthony Canarozzi ... Emmett Gorgon
David W. Butler David W. Butler ... John Bonney
Byron Utley ... Frisker at Disco Club
Margo Winkler Margo Winkler ... Judge Parker
Maurice Shrog Maurice Shrog ... Gym Manager
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Storyline

Robert DeNiro and Jessica Lange are the most impossible couple. He's a failed lawyer. She's a common waitress. Together they get in a downward spiral, as they can't seem to deal with their problems. The lawyer just failed winning a case in court against a famous boxing organizer and he wants revenge by catching the organizer on his own territory: boxing. Although he knows nothing about boxing, with his fine talk he finds the help of a couple of people like the brother of his new enemy. But the relationship with his waitress doesn't make things double as hard. Written by info@edwinvanoorschot.nl

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When you're down to your last dream, you either live it or lose it.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La loi de la nuit See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,202,756
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the original draft, Harry Fabian (Robert De Niro) is killed by a stab wound at the end of the movie, which stayed true to the original Jules Dassin film's ending. This was changed later during production. See more »

Quotes

Judge Parker: Fabian - get the fuck out of my court.
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Connections

Version of Night and the City (1950) See more »

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I'll Always Love You
Written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
Performed by Dean Martin
Courtesy of Capitol Records by arrangement with Cema Special Markets
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Slice-of-low-life melodrama
11 April 2003 | by george.schmidtSee all my reviews

NIGHT AND THE CITY (1992) *** Robert De Niro, Jessica Lange, Alan King, Cliff Gorman, Jack Warden, Barry Primus. Slice-of-low-life portrait remake of 1940 Richard Widmark flick casts De Niro as ambulance chasing attorney Harry Fabian trying to score big-time as a boxing promoter with the help of his lady love (Lange in an uncharacteristically unglamourous role) and the ex-fighter brother (Warden) of his chief nemesis (King in a humdinger of chilly malevolence as the corrupt boxing mogul). Feisty and surprisingly funny script courtesy of Richard Price (in a bit role as a doctor) has its moments of ugliness and sudden downshift into tragedy. De Niro, at times over-the-top, is the life-force to this otherwise entertaining melodrama.


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