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Underappreciated film noir homage casts Pesci as a crime photographer with an unsuspected romantic streak. It's 1942 in NYC and cynical freelancer Leon "Bernzy" Bernstein's always looking for the perfect shot. Hershey's the recent widow whose nightclub-owner husband had mob ties and decides Pesci would be a likely patsy for helping her out. Hershey seems decorative and the romantic angle never quite develops, but Pesci delivers a rich, low-key performance as the visionary, hard-boiled artist. Climatic mob shootout is cinematic bullet ballet. Based loosely on the career of '40s photog Weegee, who defined New York and its times in his work.

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Available on Running time 98 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Romantic Drama, Shutterbugs, Period Piece: 1940s, Nightclubs, Contemporary Noir, Organized Crime, New York, New York
Screenplay
Howard Franklin
Cast
Joe Pesci, Barbara Hershey, Stanley Tucci, Richard Foronjy, Richard Riehle, Jared Harris, Jerry Adler, Dominic Chianese, Gerry Becker
Director
Howard Franklin
Music
John Barry
Producer
Sue Baden-Powell, Robert Zemeckis, Mark Huffam

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