Mad City

Mad City (1997)

One man will make a mistake. The other will make it a spectacle.

  • Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1997-11-07
  • User Rating: 6.2/10 from 306 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 54min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Arnold Kopelson Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Costa-Gavras
star 6.2/10
From 306 Ratings


A misguided museum guard who loses his job and then tries to get it back at gunpoint is thrown into the fierce world of ratings-driven TV gone mad.

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  • John Travolta

    as Sam Baily
  • Dustin Hoffman

    as Max Brackett
  • Mia Kirshner

    as Laurie Callahan
  • Alan Alda

    as Kevin Hollander
  • Robert Prosky

    as Lou Potts
  • Blythe Danner

    as Mrs. Banks
  • William Atherton

    as Dohlen
  • Ted Levine

    as Lemke
  • Milton Davis Jr.

    as The Kids
  • Bill Nunn

    as Cliff Williams
  • John Landis

    as Doctor
  • William O'Leary

    as CTN Junior Executive
  • Jay Leno

    as Jay Leno
  • Lucinda Jenney

    as Jenny
  • Tammy Lauren

    as Miss Rose
  • Kyla Pratt

    as The Kids
  • Raymond J. Barry

    as Dobbins
  • Akosua Busia

    as Diane
  • Ebbe Roe Smith

    as Bartholomew
  • Scanlon Gail

    as Bob
  • Charlie Holliday

    as Banker
  • Kevin Cooney

    as Principal
  • Susan Segal

    as Tabloid Reporter
  • Richard Portnow

    as Brackett's Agent
  • Michèle-Barbara Pelletier

    as Max's Mother
  • Velina Brown

    as Bonnie's Mother
  • Patricia Smith

    as Jenny's Mother
  • Richard Gross

    as FBI Agent
  • Allan A. Apone

    as Makeup Man (uncredited)
  • David Clennon

    as Street Preacher
  • Larry King

    as Larry King (uncredited)
Directing Costa-Gavras Director
Editing Françoise Bonnot Editor
Sound Thomas Newman Original Music Composer
Sound Bertrand Lenclos Sound Designer
Production Amanda Mackey Casting
Production Cathy Sandrich Gelfond Casting
Costume & Make-Up Deborah Nadoolman Costume Design
Sound Bill Bernstein Music Editor
Production Wolfgang Glattes Executive Producer
Production Wolfgang Glattes Unit Production Manager
Production Arnold Kopelson Producer
Production Anne Kopelson Producer
Crew Bud Davis Stunt Coordinator
Art Jan Pascale Set Decoration
Production Jonathan D. Krane Executive Producer
Art Catherine Hardwicke Production Design
Camera Patrick Blossier Director of Photography
Production Stephen Joel Brown Executive Producer
Writing Tom Matthews Screenplay
Writing Tom Matthews Story
Writing Eric Williams Story
Costume & Make-Up Allan A. Apone Makeup Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Michelle Bühler Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Nancy Tong Hairstylist
Sound Pauline Dairou Dialogue Editor
Camera Chris Squires Camera Operator
Costume & Make-Up Robert Ryan Makeup Artist
Directing Pamela Alch Script Supervisor
Sound Jessica Gallavan Supervising ADR Editor
Costume & Make-Up Susan V. Kalinowski Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Janis Clark Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Nina Paskowitz Key Hair Stylist
Sound Michèle Boëhm Sound Effects Editor
Visual Effects François Vagnon VFX Supervisor
Production Linda Warren Associate Producer
Sound Thomas Pasatieri Orchestrator
Visual Effects Christian Guillon Visual Effects Producer
Camera Emmanuel Vouniozos Key Grip
Crew David P. Kelsey Special Effects Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up June Westmore Makeup Artist
Art Ben Morahan Art Direction
Directing Julian Wall First Assistant Director
Directing Dennis Maguire First Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Kyle Thomson Makeup Artist
Directing Kent Genzlinger Second Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Bob Ryan Hairstylist
Production Maria Norman Executive Assistant