Mad City

Synopsis: Sam Baily, upset over losing his job, takes a natural history museum hostage. Max Brackett, journalist, is in the museum when this occurs, and gets the scoop. The story spreads nation wide, and soon it is all anyone talks about. The story itself is the news, not the reason why or the real people behind it.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Costa-Gavras
Production: Warner Home Video
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
115 min

Any comments about | a possible indictment?

I have to get to the hospital.

Perhaps you can empathize | with the people...

...who've been wiped out | of their savings.

- What about them? | - No comment.

You know how many people | you've hurt?

How many senior citizens | over the age of 65...?

Mr. Burns may have had | no comment for KXBD...

...but he may find his voice | for the district attorney.

Inquiries made prompted | an investigation...

in the Foothill Federal Bank scandal.

- We're not using that. | - It's an exclusive.

It's conjecture.

Let me have another crack. | Tell him to answer me.

- Why? | - You're not a judge. We're not a jury.

- Lou, you know him, right? | - Yes.

- You play golf. | - Yes.

His wife has cancer. Leave him alone.

- Wait. Three questions. | - No.

He's a sleaze. He stole money.

He took the savings...

We say that the man has no comment. | We don't ambush him at work.

- I just wanna ask him one question. | - No!

You are relentless, you know?

You forget, we cover the news...

...of this area | for the people of this area.

And we are not going anyplace. | Are we going anyplace, Max?

- If they wanted me in New York... | - They don't.

You better come to terms with that.

In the 11 months I've been here, | you've gone from a 3 share to a 9.

Excuse me! Excuse me, people!

Whose week was it | to kiss Max Brackett's ass?

- It makes you look like network. | - There's a line I won't cross.

I'm not asking you that.

I'm saying, move the line, | you get the story.

- Bob, are you going out to the museum? | - Yeah.

Mr. Brackett's taking that assignment.

The state has let off | some people there.

You'll relate to the story.

- I have to finish my edit. | - I'll do it.

You are an asshole.

- What am I? | - A wonderful human being.

Laurie? Go down to the museum | with Mr. Brackett.

You could run tape. | Maybe we'll use it.

She's an intern.

Then you can be her mentor. | Teach her how to move the line.

- Hi. | - I'm gay.

- Mr. Brackett? | - Max.

- Max, can I put a microphone on you? | - Yes.

We'll get the curator to tell us | why the museum faces budget cuts.

Then we'll find a few locals | to tell us...

...that without it, | the city's a dog kennel.

And then you're taking me to lunch.

- Answer. | - You're done.

- That the answer? You did it wrong. | - What?

It's much better on the lapel.

- We're looking for the curator. | - I know you. TV, right?

- Right. | - You're the TV guy.

- You're the museum guy. | - The guard.

- The museum has financial problems? | - Tell me about it.

There used to be two of us. | You never know who's gonna be next.

Maybe we'll get you | to say that on camera.

All right. You'll find | Mrs. Banks through there.

- We don't pay much. | - More than I make here.

Not the Mohawks. The Miwoks | are from northern California...

...and have a rich past.

We exhibit the largest display | of Indian baskets...

...assembled by a museum.

Some say it's not responsible to pour | money into a dying institution.

Then let's close the libraries | and symphonies.

If we do not learn from our past, | we will be...

... doomed to relive it.

- Yes, Mort. | - I see dinosaurs.

The fear is that the museum | might share the same fate.

That's right, Mort.

- Very good. Thanks.

- It's okay, Mort. | - Okay, we're clear.

- You must've done this before. | - Good heavens, no. I haven't.

I feel strongly about the museum. | My great-grandfather founded it.

I thank you and wish you the best.

Hey, you, come on down from there.

- In the next room is a stuffed dodo. | - No!

- The mike. | - Why are they together?

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