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City on a Hill 

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In 1990s Boston, an assistant district attorney and a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran work together to take on a case that grows to involve, and ultimately subvert, the entire criminal justice system of Boston.
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An Unlikely Duo Takes on Boston Crime in "City on a Hill"

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are executive producers on the new Showtime series "City on a Hill," starring Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge as a highly unlikely crime-fighting duo.

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Kevin Bacon ...  Jackie Rohr 10 episodes, 2019
Aldis Hodge ...  Decourcy Ward 10 episodes, 2019
Jonathan Tucker ...  Frankie Ryan 10 episodes, 2019
Mark O'Brien ...  Jimmy Ryan 10 episodes, 2019
Lauren E. Banks ...  Siobhan Quays 10 episodes, 2019
Amanda Clayton ...  Cathy Ryan 10 episodes, 2019
Jill Hennessy ...  Jenny Rohr 10 episodes, 2019
Blake Baumgartner ...  Kick Ryan 10 episodes, 2019
Jere Shea ...  Hank Signa 9 episodes, 2019
Nora Murphy ...  Marie Ryan 8 episodes, 2019
Grayson Eddey ...  Tony Ryan 8 episodes, 2019
James Michael Cummings ...  Tommy Hayes 7 episodes, 2019
Kevin Chapman ...  J.R. Minogue 5 episodes, 2019
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In the early 1990s, Boston was rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in which corruption and racism was the norm - and then it all changed in what was called the "Boston Miracle." In this fictional account, assistant district attorney Decourcy Ward comes from Brooklyn and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran, Jackie Rohr. Together, they take on a family of armored car robbers in a case that grows to involve, and ultimately subvert, the entire criminal justice system of Boston. Written by SHOWTIME

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Only the bad understand.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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English

Release Date:

7 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Pearl Street Films See more »
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16:9 HD
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Second collaboration with Kevin Bacon and Cathy Moriarty following the 1997 indie Digging to China (1997), also actress Evan Rachel Wood's film debut. See more »

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Luster lacking depth
15 June 2019 | by ssr788See all my reviews

The directing of ep. 1 was bizarre. The constant trailing shot, everywhere Bacon goes we go lost me. The key photographic elements in the show contradict themselves -- lost in script that lacks character depth. Characters felt as if they were inserted for the sake of a quota, and no TRUE internal mechanism of the characters were shown; entirely surface.

My reasoning for the 7/10 is simple -- the story is good, but in a pilot that failed to deliver in-depth characters and only a peek of story, the show will have to give me a good reason to stick around.


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