Watch: Night Falls on Manhattan 1996 123movies, Full Movie Online – Sean Casey is the newest member of the District Attorney’s office and he is close to uncovering a police scandal that might involve his father Liam, who works for the N.Y.P.D. Then his father is critically wounded in a stake-out, Sean is chosen to prosecute the case..
Plot: A newly elected District attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.
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The Search For Justice
An interesting, complex and balanced film with good acting performances.
The film evokes complex life stories, characters who are not perfect, but still try to do something good.
Andy Garcia plays Sean Casey, a prosecutor who tries to put a dangerous criminal in jail who may be involved in a much bigger scandal.
The story is perfectly balanced, and the film itself does not choose the political side, but presents us with a complex world full of difficult choices.
Films like this are rare, precisely because they don’t choose sides, and therefore are interesting and deal with universal things that interest everyone.
A film like this does not alienate the viewer, but draws him into an interesting world and tries to portray the struggle for the principles that make us who we are.
The cast is good, the actors made an effort to bring these interesting characters to life and show their emotions. The film is well directed and the cinematography is excellent.
An interesting film with complex characters and an excellent cast.
If you want clean hands, become a priest
Fascinating story of politics and justice in New York, or anywhere else for that matter. Most don’t realize that on 3% of murder cases ever see a jury; most are plea bargained. But, there are those, like the one depicted here, that are essential, not for justice, but for the political ambitions of the DA and Mayor.
Sidney Lumet (Find Me Guilty, Dog Day Afternoon) likes working with ethical questions, and he did a good job here in presenting a world that is not black and white, but gray.
I generally do not like Andy Garcia (Ocean’s Eleven, The Godfather Part III) or Ron Leibman (Zorro, the Gay Blade), but that may be because of their politics off the screen. It affects my judgment. I have to say that they both gave interesting performances that made this film worth watch. But, there were a lot of good stars in this film: Sir Ian Holm (Chariots of First) as Garcia’s father, James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano) as a corrupt cop and Holm’s partner, Richard Dreyfuss (Mr. Holland’s Opus, The Goodbye Girl, Jaws) as a liberal lawyer, Colm Feore (Bon Cop, Bad Cop, The Red Violin, Chicago) as an ADA that wants the top job, and Lena Olin (Enemies: A Love Story, Chocolat, “Alias”) as the love interest.
Very good acting throughout and a compelling story.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 53 min (113 min), 1 hr 58 min (118 min) (director’s cut) (USA)
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Sidney Lumet
Writer Robert Daley, Sidney Lumet
Actors Andy Garcia, Richard Dreyfuss, Lena Olin
Country United States
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), DuArt Film Laboratories Inc., New York, USA (color)
Film Length 3,171 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 200T 5287)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm