City Hall (1996)
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Murder, corruption, cover-up, scandal...
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"One hell of a story... crackles with energy and intrigue. Bill Diehl, ABC Radio Network
"Big city politics as real as today's headlines. Jeanne Wolf, Jeanne Wolf's Hollywood
"The movie left me thrilled, deeply moved... John Corcoran, KCAL-TV/Los Angeles
Editor's NoteIn this urban thriller the accidental shooting of a six-year-old during an altercation between cops and a drug dealer shakes a New York City mayor's office to its core, as the resulting investigation unveils the seamy truths behind political power-brokering and backroom deals.
Cast & Crew
|Michael Seresin - Cinematography|
|Jamie Silverstein - Cinematography|
|Harold Becker - Director|
|Jerry Goldsmith - Musical Score|
|Harold Becker - Producer|
|Thomas Mack - Producer|
|Ken Lipper - Producer|
|Edward R. Pressman - Producer|
|Elizabeth Carroll - Producer|
|Charles Mulvehill - Producer|
|Bo Goldman - Writer/Story|
|Ken Lipper - Writer/Story|
|Nicholas Pileggi - Writer/Story|
|Paul Schrader - Writer/Story|
Plot Summary"City Hall" provides an insider's look into big city politics, as seen through the eyes of young, idealistic deputy mayor Kevin Calhoun.| When an off-duty cop and a mob-connected drug dealer engage in a shootout, a stray bullet kills a young Black boy. But the incident enmeshes charismatic NYC mayor John Pappas and his right-hand man Kevin in a web of widespread corruption, involving fellow politicians, the mob, the police, and the judicial system. The resulting scandal has repercussions for many of the key players and changes New York's political landscape -- and the lives of Pappas and Calhoun -- forever.