Synopsis: Bottom-feeding, ambulance-chasing lawyer falls even further down the food chain when he tries his hand at being a boxing promoter.
Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “Buy 5 and get the unreleased 1950 version free!” [yup –that’s all there is, besides a few positive reviews]
What Did I Learn?: Regis Philbin doesn’t like it much when total strangers approach him as he’s eating.
You Might Like This Movie If: You love both Robert De Niro and boxing, but you don’t want to watch Raging Bull.
Really?: 1) It's awfully convenient that De Niro’s adversary in the film (Alan King) can usually be found dining in De Niro’s neighbourhood bar/restaurant. 2) Jessica Lange is suspiciously forgiving after she gives her boyfriend $5000 to buy a liquor license and he brings home a forgery.
Rating: Jessica Lange is sexy, Alan King is menacing, and De Niro gives a tour-de-force performance as a sleazy lawyer trying hard to keep it all together. Night and the City is a good movie, but it becomes obvious mid-way through that our increasingly unlikeable hero is on his way towards an epic fail. The film is a little tough to watch from that point on. 7/10 stars.