• Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)

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Release Date: 1996

DVD Release Date: October 14th, 1997

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

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • One of the most refreshing things about this movie is the manner in which it combines genres in unexpected ways. 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]

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

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