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Mad City (1997)

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A network television journalist is banished to a backwater station for bad behavior on the job. He meets a security guard who got laid off and the two form a bond of mutual need which changes the course of their lives forever.
Genres Drama, Suspense
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Starring John Travolta, Dustin Hoffman, Mia Kirshner, Alan Alda View More
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Movie Summary

A network television journalist is banished to a backwater station for bad behavior on the job. He meets a security guard who got laid off and the two form a bond of mutual need which changes the course of their lives forever.
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Movie Details

Genres Drama, Suspense
Starring John Travolta, Dustin Hoffman, Mia Kirshner, Alan Alda, Robert Prosky, Blythe Danner, William Atherton, Ted Levine, Tammy Lauren
Studio Name Warner Bros.
Release Date 1997
VUDU Release Date 02/21/2012
Rating PG-13 About Ratings
Running Time 114 minutes
Language English
Audio Tracks SD/Enhanced Widescreen, Dolby Digital

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