ORIGINAL TITLE: Night and the City
RUNNING TIME: 104 min.
COUNTRY: United States
DIRECTOR: Irwin Winkler
SCREENWRITER: Richard Price (Novel: Gerald Kersh)
COMPOSER: James Newton Howard
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Tak Fujimoto
CAST: Robert De Niro, Jessica Lange, Eli Wallach, Cliff Gorman, Alan King, Jack Warden, Barry Primus, Gene Kirkwood, Ignazio Spalla
STUDIO/PRODUCER: 20th Century Fox
Night and the City is a 1992 film remake of the 1950 film noir of the same name, and not based on the source novel. The film stars Robert De Niro and Jessica Lange. It involves a two-bit lawyer getting caught up in his own scams as he attempts to make it in the seedy world of sports promoting. It departs from the source novel and the original film version by substituting the sport of pro wrestling, which was by the early 1990s targeted mostly at children, with boxing.