Night and the City

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"When you're down to your last dream, you either live it or lose it."
  • R
  • 1992
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 5.8  (5,126)
  • 61

Night and the City is a 1992 movie directed by Irwin Winkler and starring Robert De Niro, Jessica Lange, and Cliff Gorman. The film is a remake of the 1950 original with the same title, but with some significant changes to the plot and characters. The movie follows the story of Harry Fabian (Robert De Niro), a small-time grifter who dreams of making it big in the world of professional wrestling. He is a fast-talking, smooth operator who is always looking for the next score. His latest scheme involves setting up a wrestling match between two aging veterans who have a personal vendetta against each other. Harry enlists the help of Helen Nasseros (Jessica Lange), the girlfriend of one of the wrestlers, to convince him to participate in the match.

However, Harry soon finds himself in over his head as he becomes embroiled in a dangerous game of corruption and deceit. His main adversary is Phil Nasseros (Cliff Gorman), a ruthless businessman who controls the wrestling community and is determined to crush Harry's dreams by any means necessary.

As the plot unfolds, Harry must use all his resources and ingenuity to stay alive and achieve his goal. He must navigate through a treacherous underworld where loyalty is a rare commodity, and betrayal is commonplace. His relationship with Helen becomes complicated as she becomes more involved in his plan, and he finds himself torn between his ambition and his feelings for her.

The film is a gritty, intense drama that explores the darker side of human nature. The characters are complex and multi-dimensional, and the storyline is full of twists and turns that keep the audience guessing until the very end. Robert De Niro delivers a standout performance as Harry, bringing his trademark intensity and charisma to the role. Jessica Lange is equally impressive as Helen, conveying a mix of vulnerability and strength that makes her character compelling and sympathetic.

The cinematography and soundtrack are also noteworthy, capturing the seedy, nocturnal atmosphere of the film's setting in New York City. The camera work is dynamic and often disorienting, reflecting the chaotic and unpredictable nature of Harry's world. The music is moody and atmospheric, enhancing the film's sense of tension and menace.

Overall, Night and the City is a gripping, well-crafted thriller that showcases the talents of its director, cast, and crew. It is a timeless classic that has stood the test of time and remains a must-see for fans of the genre.

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