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Night Falls on Manhattan ()


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A newly elected District Attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.

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Sean Casey
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Liam Casey
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Joey Allegretto
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Peggy Lindstrom
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Jordan Washington
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Elihu Harrison
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Morgenstern
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Sam Vigoda
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Judge Impelliteri
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McGovern
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Instructor
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Detective
Sidney Armus ...
Judge
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Man in Asylum (as Jim Murtaugh)
Melba Martinez ...
Legal Aid Attorney
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Eduardo
Anthony Alessandro ...
Shmuel
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Captain #1 (as David Wolos-Fonteno)
John Seitz ...
Captain #2
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Cop #2
Nafisah Sayyed ...
Half-Naked Girl
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Cop #3
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Captain #3
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Eileen (as Marcia J. Kurtz)
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Lieutenant Wilson
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Captain Lawrence
Chuck Pfeiffer ...
Captain Gentile
Clark D. Williams ...
News #1
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News #2
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News #3
Louis Guss ...
Court Clerk
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64 Precinct Lieutenant
Ronald von Klaussen ...
65 Precinct Sergeant
John Di Benedetto ...
Patrolman #2
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Sean's Assistant
Kermit Frazier ...
Jury Foreman
Veronica Hall ...
Pier Cop
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Police Diver Cochran
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Mayor Williams
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Lab Assistant
Fran Anthony ...
Moderator
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TV Newsperson #1
Jack Cafferty ...
TV Newsperson #3
Kaity Tong ...
TV Newsperson #4
Allen Collodow ...
Cop #1
Dennis Paladino ...
Cop #2
Mike Cammallere ...
Sergeant #1
Jim Mauro ...
Lieutenant #1
Salvatore Paul Piro ...
Cop #4
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Captain
Mike Sheehan ...
Sergeant #2
Joseph Mosso ...
Lieutenant #2 (as Joe Mosso)
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Reporter #1
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Reporter #2
Elliot Cuker ...
Reporter #3
Yvette Mercedes ...
Meter Maid
Kristina Lear ...
Girl in Restaurant
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D.A. Driver
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Sean's Ass't #2
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Vigoda Assistant #1
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Democatic Delegue (uncredited)
Debbie Benitez ...
Juror (uncredited)
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Lawyer (uncredited)
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Assistant D.A. (uncredited)
Vernon Campbell ...
Prisoner (uncredited)
Lisa Kathleen Collins ...
Assistant District Attorney (uncredited)
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Waiter (uncredited)
Arthur K. Flam ...
Priest (uncredited)
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Juror (uncredited)
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Assistant District Attorney (uncredited)
Chandler Hill ...
Politico (uncredited)
Michael Luggio ...
Attorney (uncredited)
Takeo Matsushita ...
Juror (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
John Rowe Jr. ...
ADA Student (uncredited)
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Press Photographer (uncredited)
Leonard Tepper ...
Juror (uncredited)
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Student DA (uncredited)
David Watkin ...
Sleeping Judge (uncredited)
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Assistant District Attorney (uncredited)

Directed by

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Sidney Lumet

Written by

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Robert Daley ... (novel "Tainted Evidence")
 
Sidney Lumet ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Josh Kramer ... producer
Thom Mount ... producer
John H. Starke ... co-producer

Music by

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Mark Isham

Cinematography by

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David Watkin

Film Editing by

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Sam O'Steen

Editorial Department

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David Diliberto ... assistant editor
Phil Hetos ... color timer
Tom Swartwout ... assistant editor
Roger La Prairie ... colorist (uncredited)

Casting By

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Kerry Barden
Billy Hopkins
Suzanne Smith

Production Design by

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Philip Rosenberg

Art Direction by

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Robert Guerra

Set Decoration by

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Carolyn Cartwright

Costume Design by

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Joseph G. Aulisi

Makeup Department

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David Forrest ... key makeup artist (as David Craig Forrest)
Michael Kriston ... key hair stylist
K.G. Ramsey ... hair stylist: Andy Garcia
Rick Sharp ... makeup artist: Andy Garcia

Production Management

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Celia D. Costas ... unit production manager
Lilith Jacobs ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jeffrey T. Bernstein ... second second assistant director
Eric Henriquez ... dga trainee
Maggie Murphy ... second assistant director
David Sardi ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Eric Bart ... charge scenic artist
Kathleen Dolan ... first assistant property
Deborah Dreyer ... on-set dresser
Scott Gertsen ... key carpenter (as K. Scott Gersten)
Robin Koenig ... lead person
Ed Larkin ... key construction grip (as Edward T. Larkin)
Fred Merusi ... construction coordinator
Ann Miller ... property master
Mark Nissenholtz ... camera scenic artist
Robert Paquette ... key construction grip
Richard Reseigne ... assistant art director
Willie Roache ... on-set dresser
Jeffrey Rollins ... on-set dresser (as Jeffrey S. Rollins)
Jefferson Sage ... assistant art director
Cathy Scorsese ... first assistant property (as Catherine Scorsese)
Jennifer B. Starke ... art department coordinator
Steve Swanson ... second assistant property (as Stephen Swanson)
Louis J. Porzio ... shop foreman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Gina Alfano ... dialogue editor (as Gina R. Alfano)
Ron Bochar ... supervising sound editor
Kam Chan ... foley editor
Dan Evans Farkas ... assistant sound editor
Toussaint Kotright ... cable person
Les Lazarowitz ... production sound mixer
Kimberly R. McCord-Wilson ... assistant adr editor (as Kimberly McCord)
Anthony Ortiz ... boom operator
Glenfield Payne ... sound effects editor
Richard Portman ... sound re-recording engineer
Bruce Pross ... supervising foley editor
Nicholas Renbeck ... assistant sound editor
Fred Rosenberg ... dialogue editor
Stuart Stanley ... foley editor
Steven Visscher ... foley editor
Deborah Wallach ... adr editor
Paul J. Zydel ... adr engineer (as Paul Zydel)
Benjamin Cheah ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Kay Denmark ... adr boom operator (uncredited)
Larry Hopkins ... layback sound mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Connie Brink ... special effects coordinator (as Conrad Brink)
Jeff Brink ... special effects assistant

Stunts

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Bob Brown ... utility stunts (as Bobby Brown)
Frank Ferrara ... utility stunts
Jack Gill ... stunt coordinator
Charlie Brewer ... stunts (uncredited)
John Cenatiempo ... stunts (uncredited)
Edward Conna ... stunts (uncredited)
Danny Downey ... stunts (uncredited)
Peter Epstein ... stunts (uncredited)
Jalil Jay Lynch ... stunts (uncredited)
Brian Smyj ... stunt driver (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Xiomara Comrie ... second assistant camera
Adger W. Cowans ... still photographer
Christopher Dolan ... assistant chief lighting technician (as Christopher E. Dolan)
James P. Dolan ... lighting technician
Richard Dolan ... rigging electrician (as Richard N. Dolan)
Ken Ferris ... camera operator
Kenneth Fundus ... second company grip (as Ken Fundus)
Richard Guinness Jr. ... first company grip
Tim Guinness ... chief lighting technician (as Timothy Guinness)
Billy Kerwick ... rigging first company grip (as William Kerwick)
Sal Lanza ... dolly grip
Rick Raphael ... camera operator: "b" camera
Pamela Rittelmeyer ... second assistant camera
Eric Swanek ... first assistant camera
Joseph Viano ... second company rigging grip
Rick Whitfield ... video playback operator
Timothy Healy ... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Rick Raphael ... steadicam operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Pat Distefano ... extras casting (as Pat DiStefano)
Mark Macauley ... extras casting assistant
Alison E. McBryde ... casting assistant
Jennifer McNamara ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Kendall Errair ... wardrobe supervisor: women
James Hammer ... assistant costume designer
Benjamin Wilson ... wardrobe supervisor: men
Michael Anzalone ... set wardrobe (uncredited)
Barrett Hong ... costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Trish Adlesic ... assistant location manager
Bill Barvin ... location scout
Brett Botula ... location manager
Glenn I. Gray II ... location scout
Patrick Olmstead ... location scout
Sharon Fitzpatrick ... location scout (uncredited)
Bass Hampton ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Danny Bramson ... music supervisor
Mark Isham ... music arranger
Stephen Krause ... music mixer / music recordist
Annette Kudrak ... music editor
Sandy DeCrescent ... orchestra contractor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Richard Holston ... transportation co-captain
Michael Hyde ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Bob Anton ... office assistant
Audrey Bamber ... assistant: Richard Dreyfuss
Sonia Bhalla ... production assistant
Christian Clarke ... production assistant
Joe Drago ... assistant: Andy Garcia
Deb Dyer ... first assistant accountant
Robert Easton ... dialect coach
Rose F. Fahey ... assistant: Andy Garcia (as Rose Ferraro Fahey)
Louis Guerra ... production assistant (as Louis J. Guerra)
Suzanna Holmqvist ... publicity assistant
Lilith Jacobs ... assistant: Sidney Lumet
Eddie Joe ... parking coordinator
Jean Kalanzi ... second assistant accountant
Cynthia Krall ... assistant: Thom Mount
Keri Lederman ... production secretary (as Keri Lynn Lederman)
Monica Levinson ... production coordinator
Mark R. Lindsay ... sales representative (as Mark Lindsay)
Sam Lobel ... office assistant
Corin Nelson ... publicist (as Corin A. Nelson)
Matthew D. Panepinto ... production assistant
Martha Pinson ... script supervisor
Thomas S. Polk ... production assistant
Ron Rogers ... production assistant
Ken Ross ... assistant: Thom Mount
Michael Sarner ... assistant: Josh Kramer
Peter Sobich Jr. ... assistant production coordinator (as Peter S. Sobich Jr.)
Jakob Trollbeck ... title designer: main title
Rosanne Vogel ... production accountant
Diana Buri Weymar ... production assistant
Rick Whitfield ... 24 frame video coordinator
Michael Barnes ... financial legal services (uncredited)
Aaron Curran ... production assistant (uncredited)
Gilberto Diaz ... additional set production assistant - uncredited (uncredited)
John E. Ferraro ... production executive (uncredited)
Arthur K. Flam ... production intern (uncredited)
Peter Lefevre ... office production assistant (uncredited)
Cybille MacDonald ... set production assistant (uncredited)
Bill Timoney ... adr voice group (uncredited)

Thanks

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Joseph Byrne ... thanks: police officers of the NYPD (as Lieutenant Joseph Byrne)
Marty Preston ... thanks: Director of Operations for the City of New York
John Valles ... thanks: Traffic Inteligence, New York City Department of Traffic (as Commissioner John Valles)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Sean Casey is the newest member of the district attorneys office and he is close to uncovering a police scandal that might involve his father Liam, who works for the NYPD. Then his father is critically wounded in a stake-out, Sean is chosen to prosecute the case. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines In a city of nine million people is there room for one honest man? See more »
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Also Known As
  • Dans l'ombre de Manhattan (France)
  • Nacht über Manhattan (Germany)
  • La noche cae sobre Manhattan (Spain)
  • Ночь над Манхэттеном (Russia)
  • Noć pada na Menhetn (Serbia)
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Runtime
  • 113 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $2,933,255, 18 May 1997

Did You Know?

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Trivia This movie is loosely based on the real-life case of Larry Davis, a drug dealer who shot six cops, but was acquitted (with William Kunstler as his lawyer) after charging that the police were trying to kill him because they were involved in the drug trade. The Manhattan District Attorney, Robert Morgenthau, was also nicknamed "Morgy". See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Night Falls on Manhattan/Rudyard Kipling's the Second Jungle Book/Love! Valour! Compassion!/Sprung/A Chef in Love (1997). See more »
Quotes Sean Casey: You were a cop, Joe. Now you're a garbage! You are nothing!
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