City Hall

Synopsis: A young boy dies from a stray bullet during a shootout between a cop and mob family member who had previously been supiciously given probabtion, only to break its terms. New York's Deputy Mayor, Kevin Calhoun starts digging for information.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Harold Becker
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
6.2
Rotten Tomatoes:
54%
R
Year:
1996
111 min
20 Views

New York City.

So many things have been

said about it...

... but there's only one

I really like.

"New York.

It can destroy you or fulfill you,

depending a good deal on luck. "

No one should come here

unless he's willing to be lucky.

And I got lucky.

I had an apartment downtown,

but home was City Hall.

That's where it all began.

The day started out like other days,

with a ceremonial function.

The mayor was giving the key to

the city to the governor of Tokyo.

- He liked soup for breakfast.

Fish soup.

My dad offered to put it on the menu.

But, "No, no,"

Mr. Hayatama said...

...who was a very gentle soul.

"No, it would be

too much trouble. "

My dad replied, "Too much trouble

is no customers. "

The mayor, and he was the best mayor

the city ever had, was my boss.

I was his deputy mayor...

... his right-hand man...

... or his boy...

... depending on who was

talking about me.

But in Brooklyn...

... something else was going on

that would change everything.

It started with a cop...

... Eddie Santos, the toughest detective

in Brooklyn North.

He was on his way to a meeting

with Tino Zapatti, a drug dealer...

... whose only distinction was being a

nephew to Paul Zapatti, a mafia boss.

James Bone.

A child on his way to school.

Watch your step.

Finally, Vinnie Zapatti.

Cousin to Tino...

... a rat Detective Eddie Santos

had in his pocket.

- All set?

- Let's go.

It happened on the corner of

Broadway and Marcy in North Brooklyn.

- You ain't going out in no playground.

- Please?

- No, it's raining too hard.

- Oh, man.

Here comes our boy.

Get out of the car.

You said you wouldn't take him in.

Just wanna talk with him.

Turn him away from me.

Keep up with me.

You can move faster than that.

Yo, Tino!

- Hey, how you doing?

- What's going on?

I got something for you.

What the f*ck is wrong with you?

Hey, Tino.

Two men dedicated to

the lives of their families...

...bridging the continents

of Asia and southern Europe...

- Can it wait?

- No, no, right now. Please.

Two men, crossing two continents

to meet in a third...

...as we have here today...

...the governor of Tokyo

and the mayor of New York.

Welcome to New York City...

...the sushi capital of the world.

Welcome. Enjoy.

Sayonara.

We got a shootout.

Kid's dead.

So's the dealer.

And the cop?

Not good.

Whose bullet killed the child?

We don't know yet.

What's our ETA?

Bellevue in 10, sir.

How old was the...?

What was it, a boy?

Six years old.

And what was our budget

as of midnight?

$31.7 billion.

It costs a lot to have our

children slaughtered in the streets.

Coming through.

Step back, please.

How's he doing?

Just coming out of surgery.

- Coming through.

- Give them room.

Step back. All the way.

Where's the widow?

She's not a widow yet.

You'll introduce me.

Combat Cross,

Medal for Merit...

...Honorable Mention,

Department Medal of Honor.

- Any kids?

- Two.

Five and 3.

A boy and a girl.

Wife's name is Elaine.

Elaine Santos.

Which one is she?

Don't point.

In the red. The other's the sister.

I'm John Pappas.

- I'm so sorry.

- Thank you.

If there's anything we can do...

- Which one was the shooter?

- They're both shooters.

One's dead, one's almost.

We know the dealer.

Tino Zapatti.

It's Paul's nephew.

Punk.

- What happened?

- Don't know yet.

Detective Santos was signed out,

that we know.

But he carried no radio,

wore no vest.

- Any backup?

- Zero.

Total breach of department policy.

What was the guy doing?

Taking a meeting with

a drug dealer? You got me.

But it adds up to a dead kid...

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