Night Falls on Manhattan
A newly elected District attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.
Production Year: 1996
September 25, 2012 04:40 (KSA) ~ September 25, 2012 03:40 (CLT)
When a bust of drug dealer Jordan Washington goes sour, a shootout between Washington and officers leaves a number of cops dead or wounded.
Washington escapes in the confusion, but he turns himself in on the advice of lawyer Sam Vigoda.
Sean Casey, a former cop, is appointed to prosecute, not for his legal expertise but because his father, Liam, was one of the injured officers, guaranteeing good press.
Despite Vigoda's allegations of widespread police corruption, Sean scores an easy victory in the case; Washington is jailed.
However, the discovery of a dead body confirms suspicions of police corruption which Sean fears his father may be in on.
- Andy Garcia
- Ian Holm
- James Gandolfini
- Lena Olin
- Shiek Mahmud-Bey
- Colm Feore
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Rating: R for violence and language