Mad City Poster

Release Date: 1997

DVD Release Date: March 31st, 1998

PG-13|1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary
Simple security guard Sam (John Travolta) has lost his job at a museum, and in a fit of desperation, he returns and demands his boss, Mrs. Banks (Blythe Danner), rehire him. But he comes armed, and his plan goes awry when he accidentally shoots an ex-coworker and ends up with schoolchildren as hostages. Meanwhile, down-and-out TV reporter Brackett (Dustin Hoffman) is on scene to capture everything, thinking this suddenly huge story is his ticket back to the top of the news game.

Cast: John Travolta, Dustin Hoffman, Mia Kirshner, Alan Alda, Robert Prosky, Blythe Danner, William Atherton, Ted Levine

Director: Costa-Gavras

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Punch Productions

Keywords: 1990s, Transformation, Suspenseful, Quest, Escape, Melodramatic, Tense

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