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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Harry Fabian
... Helen Nasseros
... Phil Nasseros
... Ira 'Boom Boom' Grossman
... Al Grossman
... Peck
... Tommy Tessler
Gene Kirkwood ... Resnick
Gerard Murphy ... Steel Jaw #1 (as Gerry Murphy)
Clem Caserta ... Steel Jaw #2
Anthony Canarozzi ... Emmett Gorgon
David W. Butler ... John Bonney
... Frisker at Disco Club
Margo Winkler ... Judge Parker
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.

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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »
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23 October 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La loi de la nuit  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,202,756
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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

Harry Fabian: A toast, a toast, a toast, a toast. To you all. No, the hell with you all. To me all.
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Cool Jerk
Written by Donald Storball
Performed by The Capitols
Courtesy of Dominion Entertainment Inc.
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Ever get that sense of incompleteness?
20 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

If so, and you enjoy it, then perhaps this is the movie for you. The casting people loaded this film with a lot of good, solid character actors, but apparently forgot a cohesive plot and a story to go with all these screen gems.

This movie goes to further serve that De Niro can make a vehicle, not matter how rusted and barely running, watchable. The way he develops his characters is always attention-grabbing and this picture is no different.

This film starts off in a bunch of different directions, then does the old bait and switch, but doesn't really go anywhere. The ending is possibly one of the worst of all time, it seems like whoever was directing this just went on whatever whim struck him at the time and at the end of two hours, the producers just got bored and stopped the show. Ultimately unfulfilling and unless you are a huge De Niro fan, a complete waste of 2 hours. If you do sit through it, please accept my best wishes that you are able to enjoy it without screaming, "Where is the payoff?" for most of the time it takes for viewing.


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