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Q & A

Following Serpico (1973) and Prince of the City (1981), veteran urban crime film director Sidney Lumet completed a thematic trilogy about New York City police corruption with this noir drama. When New York City cop Mike Brennan (Nick Nolte) shoots an unarmed Hispanic drug dealer in cold blood, he quickly plants a gun on his victim and manufactures some eyewitness testimony. D.A. Kevin Quinn (Patrick O'Neal) calls in his assistant district attorney, Al Reilly (Timothy Hutton), to conduct a perfunctory investigation of the incident, but Brennan's obvious guilt during a question and answer session makes Reilly dig deeper. The crusading lawyer is soon uncovering a web of corruption that reaches from Brennan into Quinn's office. At the same time, Reilly learns that his ex-girlfriend Nancy Bosch (Jenny Lumet, the director's daughter), is now dating his chief witness, Puerto Rican drug dealer Bobby Texador (Armand Assante). Q&A (1990) was based on the novel by Edwin Torres, a New York State Supreme Court judge whose two other novels were later adapted into the film Carlito's Way (1993). Lumet would again return to the subject of New York's corrupt criminal justice system with Night Falls on Manhattan (1997).

Product Details

Release Date: 02/04/2003
UPC: 0024543065227
Original Release: 1990
Rating: R
Source: 20th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 2:12:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nick Nolte Lieutenant Mike Brennan
Timothy Hutton Al Reilly
Armand Assante Bobby Texador
Patrick O'Neal Kevin Quinn
Lee Richardson Leo Bloomenfeld
Luis Guzman Detective Luis Valentin
Jenny Lumet Nancy Bosch
Charles S. Dutton Detective Sam Chapman
Paul Calderon Roger Montalvo
International Chrysis Jose Malpica
Dominic Chianese Larry Pesch
Leo Cimino Nick Petrone
Fyvush Finkel Preston Pearlstein
Tommy A. Ford Lubin
Cynthia O'Neal Agnes Quinn
Drew Elliot Magnus
Anibal Lleras "After Hours" Patron
Susan Michell Flo
Brian Neill Sophia/Sylvester
Rod Rodriquez Carlo
Edward Rogers Jose's Apartment Detective
Alex Ruiz Danny
Sonny Vidiz Gino
Gustavo Brens Alfonse Segal
Martin E. Brens Armand Segal
Maurice Schell Detective Zucker
Frederick Rolf District Attorney
Hal Lehrman Altshul
Gloria Irizarry Mrs. Bosch
Frank Raiter Seabury
Harry Madsen Tony Vasquez
Jerry Ciauri Bruno Valli
George Kodisch Inspector Flynn
Burtt Harris Phil
Michael Joseph Pimp
Victor Colicchio "After Hours" Alvarado
Jose Rafael Arango "After Hours" Patron
David Dill Bartender
Richard Solchik Phillie
Junior Perez "Nancy" Captain
Javier Rios Boat Lover
June Stein A.D.A
Olga Merediz Mrs. Valentin
Peter Gumeny Guard
Edward Rowan Ed
Danny Darrow Phone Investigator
Jose Collazo Fisherman
John Capodice Hank Mastroangelo

Technical Credits
Sidney Lumet Director,Screenwriter
Andrzej Bartkowiak Cinematographer
Rubén Blades Score Composer
Gary J. Brink Set Decoration/Design
Joe Burke Songwriter
Richard P. Cirincione Editor
Joe Cranzano Makeup
Ray Evans Songwriter
Carlos Franzetti Musical Direction/Supervision
Burtt Harris Co-producer
Beth Kuhn Art Director
Jay Livingston Songwriter
Arnon Milchan Co-producer
Peter Odabashian Sound Editor
Tom Priestley Camera Operator
Philip Rosenberg Production Designer
Ann Roth Costumes/Costume Designer
Neil Spisak Costumes/Costume Designer
Joy Todd Casting
Patrick Wachsberger Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Intro/Main Titles [5:16]
2. Justifiable Homicide [6:39]
3. Q & A [3:57]
4. Witnesses [7:38]
5. Bobby Tex's Testimony [12:59]
6. "Lookin' for Roger Montolvo" [2:48]
7. Nancy's Father [7:58]
8. If You're Dirty, You're Goin' [6:24]
9. Brennan Meets Valentin [:44]
10. Tex Meets Montolvo [8:38]
11. "I'm Blue" [8:39]
12. Montolvo's Escape [2:38]
13. Assasination Attempt [7:27]
14. A Message From Tex [6:37]
15. "Skinny" [5:23]
16. Brennan Meets Montolvo [8:15]
17. At the Marina [8:45]
18. Brennan Confronts Reilly [2:54]
19. Reilly's Loyalties [1:36]
20. End Credits [4:20]

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