City of Hope

City of Hope (1991)

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1991-10-11
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 10 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 9min
  • Language: English
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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This gritty inner-city film by John Sayles follows various people living in a troubled New Jersey setting, most notably Nick Rinaldi (Vincent Spano), a disillusioned contractor who has been helped along his whole life by his wealthy father (Tony Lo Bianco). Other characters in this ensemble drama about urban conflict and corruption include Asteroid , an unstable homeless person, and Wynn (Joe Morton), an idealistic young politician.

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  • Vincent Spano

    as Nick Rinaldi
  • Stephen Mendillo

    as Yoyo
  • Tony Lo Bianco

    as Joe Rinaldi
  • Joe Morton

    as Winn
  • Chris Cooper

    as Riggs
  • Jace Alexander

    as Bobby
  • Todd Graff

    as Zip
  • David Strathairn

    as Asteroid
  • Charlie Yanko

    as Stavros
  • Tom Wright

    as Malik
  • Gina Gershon

    as Laurie Rinaldi
  • Bill Raymond

    as Les
  • John Sayles

    as Carl
  • Frankie Faison

    as Levonne
  • Gloria Foster

    as Jeanette
  • Angela Bassett

    as Reesha
  • Josh Mostel

    as Mad Anthony
  • Maggie Renzi

    as Connie
  • Lawrence Tierney

    as Kerrigan
  • Steven Randazzo

    as Gus
  • Anjan Dutt

Camera Robert Richardson Director of Photography
Sound Skip Lievsay Supervising Sound Editor
Production Sarah Green Producer
Production Maggie Renzi Producer
Sound Mason Daring Original Music Composer
Art Chas Plummer Art Direction
Art Carolyn Cartwright Set Decoration
Directing John Sayles Director
Editing John Sayles Editor
Writing John Sayles Author