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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 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

Gross USA:

$9,881,286
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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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Connections

Featured in The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) See more »

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Must see for any law student:
12 November 2006 | by maureenwheatSee all my reviews

The plot was predictable; what was VERY good is the realistic sour compromises that atty's make. that alone warrants this movie as MUST SEE for students. I went to St.Johns University (undergraduate legal education), as did Sean Casey (AndyGarcia) No punches were pulled there, and that was reflected in the protagonist effort to make ethical decisions. There was one line that summarizes so much: "...if you want clean hands, become a priest. The degree to which police, criminal attys, DA's and all parties with knowledge about a criminal action get ugly is very true. This hopefully will take the hot air out of many law students, puffed up with him or herself. Well done and accurate, even if predictable. The DEVIL is in the movie detail.


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