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City Hall (film)

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Genre  Drama, Thriller
Music director  Jerry Goldsmith
6.2/10 IMDb


Director  Harold Becker
Budget  40 million USD
Duration  
Country  United States
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Writer  Kenneth Lipper, Paul Schrader, Nicholas Pileggi, Bo Goldman
Release date  February 16, 1996 (1996-02-16)
Cast  Al Pacino (Mayor John Pappas), John Cusack (Deputy Mayor Kevin Calhoun), Bridget Fonda (Marybeth Cogan), Danny Aiello (Frank Anselmo), Martin Landau (Judge Walter Stern), David Paymer (Abe Goodman)
Similar movies  Se7en, Blackhat, Brooklyn's Finest, Let's Be Cops, I Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance is Mine, Training Day
Tagline  It started with a shootout on a rainswept street and ended in a scandal that shattered New York.

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City Hall is a 1996 American suspense drama film directed by Harold Becker and starring Al Pacino, John Cusack, Bridget Fonda and Danny Aiello. The film was Becker's second collaboration with Pacino, having directed him in Sea of Love (1989).

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Plot

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In New York City, Detective Eddie Santos and mob figure Tino Zapatti kill each other in a shootout; a stray bullet also kills a child passing by. In the wake of the tragedy, questions are raised as to why Judge Walter Stern, an old friend of the ambitious Mayor John Pappas, had previously set the criminal responsible free on probation. Pappas' loyal deputy mayor, Kevin Calhoun, decides to dig for answers. Meanwhile, legal aid Marybeth Cogan uncovers a conspiracy to smear Santos.

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Calhoun's investigation leads to Frank Anselmo, a Brooklyn politician who has connections to Tino's uncle, crime boss Paul Zapatti. Anselmo plants money at Zapatti's behest to frame Santos. Calhoun and Cogan continue to seek the truth from a number of sources, including Santos' partner and another Zapatti relative. After the murder of probation officer Larry Schwartz, they ultimately conclude that Judge Stern had to be on the take. Pappas agrees that Stern must resign.

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The scandal snowballs to the point where Zapatti instructs Anselmo to commit suicide rather than become an informer or go to jail. To protect his family, Anselmo shoots himself. Calhoun uncovers evidence that Pappas put Stern together with Anselmo to receive a bribe and leave the young Zapatti on the street. Calhoun soon tells Pappas there is only one choice—to quit as mayor and leave politics for good. ("You're gonna take yourself out, John. You're gonna take yourself out.")

Cast

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  • Al Pacino as Mayor John Pappas
  • John Cusack as Kevin Calhoun
  • Danny Aiello as Frank Anselmo
  • Bridget Fonda as Marybeth Cogan
  • Tony Franciosa as Paul Zapatti
  • Martin Landau as Judge Walter Stern
  • David Paymer as Abe Goodman
  • Richard Schiff as Larry Schwartz
  • Harry Bugin as Morty the Waiter
  • Reception

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    City Hall received mixed reviews from critics and ranks 54% at Rotten Tomatoes, based on 24 reviews.

    Box office

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    The movie debuted at number four at the United States box office. According to the website Box Office Mojo, the film grossed an estimated $20 million in the U.S.


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    References

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