Night Falls on Manhattan 

Drama | English | 109 minutes


NYPD detectives Liam Casey and Joey Allegretto conduct a raid at the apartment of drug lord Jordan Washington. Using a submachine gun, Washington shoots through the front door seriously injuring Liam. Washington is caught and District Attorney Morganstern appoints Liam’s son Sean, an Assistant DA, to prosecute the case. Washington is represented by slick attorney Sam Vigoda. As Vigoda digs into the investigation, Sean becomes aware  the case against Washington involves huge payoffs to the police. Most shocking to Sean is that this corruption might even involve his father. 

Andy Garcia (Sean Casey) / Richard Dreyfuss (Sam Vigoda) / Ian Holm ( Liam Casey) / Shiek Mahmud-Bey (Jordan Washington) / Ron Leibman (DA Morgenstern) / James Gandolfini (Joey Allegretto)
Why Stream This Film?
Sidney Lumet is at his best writing and directing about  New York City’s underworld, drug dealers, and the sometime corrupt police tactics.
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 69%
  • Metacritic Score: 58
  • ALMA Awards: Nominated, Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film (Andy Garcia)
NIGHT FALLS on MANHATTAN is absorbing precisely because we cannot guess who is telling the truth or what morality some of the characters possess.
Roger Ebert

Sidney Lumet, the poet laureate of urban corruption, is on apparently safe ground with NIGHT FALLS on MANHATTAN. Lumet gives this film a wide array of characters and a solid sense of place. He has made 29 films in New York City without duplicating a location, and he knows his territory inside-and-out.
Janet Maslin

The New York Times

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