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R| 1 hr. 54 min.

Plot Summary
New attorney Sean Casey (Andy Garcia), a former policeman, has been unexpectedly tapped to prosecute a case against drug dealer Jordan Washington (Shiek Mahmud-Bey). Washington's lawyer, Sam Vigoda (Richard Dreyfuss), claims that there is a police cover-up against his client. However, Casey wins the trial and soon becomes county district attorney. It's then that he finds evidence that there may have really been corruption in the force, and it could involve his father, Liam (Ian Holm).

Cast: Andy Garcia , Lena Olin , Richard Dreyfuss , Ian Holm , Ron Leibman , James Gandolfini , Shiek Mahmud-Bey , Colm Feore

Director: Sidney Lumet

Genres: Crime drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Night Falls On Manhattan (1997)

Release Date: May 16th, 1997|1 hr. 54 min.

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  • Director Sidney Lumet takes another shot at New York City police corruption in his new film, but despite some solid performances, Night Falls on Manhattan fails to deliver the passion of such Lumet classics as "Serpico" and "Prince of the City." show more

  • Lumet (who also wrote the script) seems to feed on lousy cop-precinct furniture, political showboating and confrontations between street-savvy adversaries played by synergic actors. [16May1997 Pg.01.D] show more

  • This movie is knowledgeable about the city and the people who make accommodations with it. show more

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