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City Hall (1996)

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The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.

Director:

Harold Becker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Al Pacino ... Mayor John Pappas
John Cusack ... Deputy Mayor Kevin Calhoun
Bridget Fonda ... Marybeth Cogan
Danny Aiello ... Frank Anselmo
Martin Landau ... Judge Walter Stern
David Paymer ... Abe Goodman
Anthony Franciosa ... Paul Zapatti (as Tony Franciosa)
Richard Schiff ... Larry Schwartz
Lindsay Duncan ... Sydney Pappas
Nestor Serrano ... Det. Eddie Santos
Mel Winkler Mel Winkler ... Det. Albert Holly
Luna Lauren Velez ... Elaine Santos (as Lauren Vélez)
Chloe Morris Chloe Morris ... Maria Santos
Ian Quinlan ... Randy Santos
Roberta Peters ... Nettie Anselmo
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Storyline

A young boy dies from a stray bullet during a shootout between a cop and mob family member who had previously been supiciously given probabtion, only to break its terms. New York's Deputy Mayor, Kevin Calhoun starts digging for information. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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It started with a shootout on a rainswept street and ended in a scandal that shattered New York. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Marlon Brando was considered for the role of Mayor John Pappas. See more »

Goofs

When Kevin goes to use the pay phone in the diner after Marybeth leaves, he dials successfully without putting any change in the phone first. See more »

Quotes

Mayor John Pappas: Do you know what LaGuardia said? Why is it that every time you can do something good, the nice people come in and mess you up?
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Connections

References PBS NewsHour (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

If I Loved You
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Used by permission of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization
Vocals performed by Cassie Byram
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Excellent acting and a wonderfully quiet script
10 July 2000 | by Rich BSee all my reviews

Excellent political thriller, played much quieter and slower than other, higher ranking films in this genre. When people talk about Pacino and Cusack how do they manage to skip over these amazing career topping performances? A story of friendships, father-son relationships, corruption and deceit. The two actors gel amazingly well together, and the supports from Aiello and Fonda are equally as impressive, although Aiello is brilliant, especially when the papers run to press. Instead of focussing on an over complex corruption scandal, it creates wonderful characters who show the human side of failure an political bribery, The final scenes with each of the main characters are wonderfully written and acted.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,950,794, 18 February 1996

Gross USA:

$20,340,204

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,340,204
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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