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Mad City (1997) - Movie Details

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Crime Suspense
114 min.
Release Date
November 7, 1997
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Running Time
114 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for depiction of hostage situation, including violence and brief language

Max Brackett used to be the best network reporters when he blew up on national television. Forced to work in tiny Madeline, California, he didn't think he would ever get his old job back. Until he stepped in to the local Museum of Natural History.

There, Sam Baily walked in and demanded for his old job back, at gunpoint. His intentions were unhostile, his plans honest: he didn't want to hurt anybody... he just wanted... Full synopsis »

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John Travolta is Sam, and, just like the name, he is a simple man. No more than his character in Phenomenon, John Travolta plays the average man who's just gone a little over the edge. He's not hostile, but he's confused, and a little angry. But Mad City is not a hostage story. It is a story of the fundamentals of the media, and the lengths people go to twist the truth. Full movie review »
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