Actors: Andy Garcia, Ian Holm, Lena Olin, Richard Dreyfuss, James Gandolfini, Ron Leibman,
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Night Falls on Manhattan|
|Written for the screen and directed by Sidney Lumet, NIGHT FALLS ON MANHATTAN has been theatrically released in 1997.
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.
--Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
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Time/Era of Movie:
- election campaign
Crime & Police Story?
- catching/stopping killer
Criminal enemy is...
- law enforcement gone bad
Legal Thriller Plotlets:
- finding out whether someone is really guilty
- a lawyer creature
- brunette (Brown)
- short/standard straight (man)
- average (man)
Events of movie makes character more...
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- (man) short/standard straight
- average build (man)
How much in movie?
- White (American)
- general circumstances
- New York
Accounts of torture and death?
- gory visuals of deaths
Movie makes you feel...
How many deaths in film?
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
How much use of techno gadgets?
- 1 ()
Kind of violence:
- hand to hand
Unusual forms of death
- Some foul language
If Soundtrack VERY NOTICEABLE...
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