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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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:

$9,889,670

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,889,670
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Real-life attorneys Alan M. Dershowitz and Bruce Cutler were mentioned by name as desirable senior mentor figures for a class of New York City Assistant District Attorneys. See more »

Quotes

Sean Casey: You were a cop, Joe. Now you're a garbage! You are nothing!
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Connections

References The Geraldo Rivera Show (1987) See more »

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Good movie that was based on The Larry Davis Story
1 November 2004 | by glory2godpdSee all my reviews

This film is definitely based on the Larry Davis incident that took place in the late 80's where corrupt cops tried to shake down a drug dealer who wanted out of their "system"(dealers who payed off cops to rob other dealers). When he got out due to the death of his infant daughter, they invaded his home, he fought back by killing and wounding some officers and escaped leading to a dangerous manhunt in NYC. When they finally caught him (an old family relative snicthced on him), false accusations were brought up by the police and the media to portray him as a ruthless thug who ran away after killing the cops when all he wanted to do was leave the organization involving crooked cops and drug dealers. He is still serving time in Rikers Island fighting for a new trial.

Check out the documentary called THE LARRY DAVIS STORY which won an award for Best Documentary in the Urbanworld Film Festival in 2003.

However, it serves well on film and Sidney Lumet is great act capturing the look and feel of NYC in the early 90's. It has a "Prince of the City" feel to it.


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