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Night Falls on Manhattan Movie Review Summary

Actors: Andy Garcia, Ian Holm, Lena Olin, Richard Dreyfuss, James Gandolfini, Ron Leibman,

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Written for the screen and directed by Sidney Lumet, NIGHT FALLS ON MANHATTAN has been theatrically released in 1997.
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Ian Holm is a New-York policeman badly hit while tempting to arrest Jordan Washington - played by Shiek Mahmud-Bey - the most dangerous drug dealer in Harlem. His son Andy Garcia is chosen to prosecute Washington after his surrender. Garcia does a wonderful job at the trial and is soon elected as District Attorney of NYC.

A good Lumet movie.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Legal/Political Thriller?    -   Yes Political Plotlets:    -   election campaign Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   catching/stopping killer Criminal enemy is...    -   law enforcement gone bad Legal Thriller Plotlets:    -   finding out whether someone is really guilty

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   a lawyer creature Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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