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John Sayles

City of Hope

129' - 1991 - Crime, Drama - Dialogue: English
Director: John Sayles Composer: Mason Daring With: Vincent Spano, Tony Lo Bianco, Stephen Mendillo
City of Hope is a portrait of a typical middle-sized American city of the present day. The crux of the story is an old apartment block which stands in the way of a major commercial development. Joe Rinaldi is the building contractor who owns the buildings, and is being pressured to torch them to permit the development to occur. His estranged son, Nick, soon becomes a pawn in the power politics of the city. Corrupt Mayor Baci and policeman O'Brien are determined to push the development, while idealistic city councilman Wynn soon finds himself torn between what he knows is right and what his black constituents want.

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Credits

Director

John Sayles

Composer

Mason Daring

With

Vincent Spano, Tony Lo Bianco, Stephen Mendillo

Scenario

John Sayles

Editor

John Sayles / Anarchists' Convention

Producer

Sarah Green, Maggie Renzi

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United States of America

Year

1991

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