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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.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »
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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

Robert De Niro and Alan King appeared in Casino (1995). See more »

Quotes

Harry Fabian: This is like the Greyhound station for DEATH!
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Shoulder To Shoulder
Written by Vini Poncia and Alfredo Scotti
Performed by Stone Cherry
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Some Good Acting
20 November 2001 | by mikepwongSee all my reviews

There is some good acting in Night and the City, but the movie overall is unremarkable.

I picked this movie up at the video store last week, only because Robert De Niro is in it. I have to admit, even though I see a lot of movies, I don't think I had heard of this movie until I picked it up that evening, even though I had probably skimmed across the cover on the box while browsing at the video store.

I found this movie pretty hard to watch, mainly because De Niro's character Harry Fabian is not very likeable and I tried very hard to like or respect this character, but I only felt sorry for the guy and I found this depressing. However, De Niro and some of the supporting actors are quite good from an acting perspective in some scenes.

I gave this movie a 6 out of 10. I'd only recommend this movie to De Niro fans.


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