Mad City

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"One man will make a mistake. The other will make it a spectacle."
  • PG-13
  • 1997
  • 1 hr 54 min
  • 6.3  (19,705)
  • 45

Mad City, a 1987 film, is a hostage thriller. It was written by Eric Williams and Tom Mathews. Costa-Gavras directed this movie and starred John Travolta, Dustin Hoffman, Mia Kirshner, Alan Alda, Blythe Danner, Ted Levine and Ray J. Barry. Ex-security guard Sam Bally returns to the museum that he was fired from, armed with a shotgun and dynamite. He takes his ex-boss hostage as well as a tour group made up of children that were on a school field trip. After being in the bathroom, TV journalist Max Brackett ends up becoming a liaison between the police and the hostage taker. At Rotten Tomatoes, this movie gets a score of 36 percent, combining 23 reviews. Roger Ebert gave it 2 out of 4 stars and felt that the movie knows what it wants to do, but it never took off.

Mad City
Mad City
Mad City

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Mad City, a 1987 film, is a hostage thriller. It was written by Eric Williams and Tom Mathews. Costa-Gavras directed this movie and starred John Travolta, Dustin Hoffman, Mia Kirshner, Alan Alda, Blythe Danner, Ted Levine and Ray J. Barry. Ex-security guard Sam Bally returns to the museum that he was fired from, armed with a shotgun and dynamite. He takes his ex-boss hostage as well as a tour group made up of children that were on a school field trip. After being in the bathroom, TV journalist Max Brackett ends up becoming a liaison between the police and the hostage taker.

At Rotten Tomatoes, this movie gets a score of 36 percent, combining 23 reviews. Roger Ebert gave it 2 out of 4 stars and felt that the movie knows what it wants to do, but it never took off.

Mad City is a 1997 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 54 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 45.

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  • Release Date
    1997
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    1 hr 54 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (19,705)
  • Metascore
    45