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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.

Director:

Sidney Lumet

Writers:

Robert Daley (novel), Sidney Lumet (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Garcia ... Sean Casey
Ian Holm ... Liam Casey
James Gandolfini ... Joey Allegretto
Lena Olin ... Peggy Lindstrom
Shiek Mahmud-Bey ... Jordan Washington
Colm Feore ... Elihu Harrison
Ron Leibman ... Morgenstern
Richard Dreyfuss ... Sam Vigoda
Dominic Chianese ... Judge Impelliteri
Paul Guilfoyle ... McGovern
Bonnie Rose ... Instructor
Norman Matlock ... Detective
Sidney Armus Sidney Armus ... Judge
James Murtaugh ... Man in Asylum (as Jim Murtaugh)
Melba Martinez Melba Martinez ... Legal Aid Attorney
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Storyline

Sean Casey is the newest member of the District Attorney's office and he is close to uncovering a police scandal that might involve his father Liam, who works for the N.Y.P.D. Then his father is critically wounded in a stake-out, Sean is chosen to prosecute the case.

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Taglines:

In a city of nine million people is there room for one honest man?

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nacht über Manhattan See more »

Filming Locations:

Marietta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,933,255, 18 May 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,881,286, 10 August 1997
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Andy Garcia and Richard Bright appeared in The Godfather: Part III (1990). See more »

Quotes

Sean Casey: You were a cop, Joe. Now you're a garbage! You are nothing!
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Lumet redux- Municipal corruption aplenty
11 April 2003 | by george.schmidtSee 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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