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.
Why Stream This Film?
- Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 69%
- Metacritic Score: 58
- ALMA Awards: Nominated, Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film (Andy Garcia)
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NIGHT FALLS on MANHATTAN is absorbing precisely because we cannot guess who is telling the truth or what morality some of the characters possess.
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.
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