Judgment Night (1993)

R | 110 mins | Drama, Mystery | 15 October 1993

Director:

Stephen Hopkins

Producer:

Gene Levy

Cinematographer:

Peter Levy

Production Designer:

Joseph Nemec, III

Production Company:

Largo Entertainment
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HISTORY

According to the 28 Aug 1992 Screen International, Ray Liotta would star in the picture. However, Liotta did not appear in the finished film.
       The 18 Nov 1992 Long Beach Press-Telegram announced filmmakers would use the 710 Freeway in Long Beach, CA, as a location when a closable freeway could not be found in Chicago, IL, where the picture is set. Filming was planned for five days in Long Beach before the production relocated to Los Angeles, CA. Production notes in AMPAS library files state that filming also occurred in Chicago, and that almost three-quarters of the picture was shot at night.
       The 18 Oct 1993 HR reported that a shooting took place three days earlier during a showing of Judgment Night at the Cineplex Odeon Metropolitan theatre in Brooklyn, NY. One teenager was killed, and three bystanders were injured in the ... More Less

According to the 28 Aug 1992 Screen International, Ray Liotta would star in the picture. However, Liotta did not appear in the finished film.
       The 18 Nov 1992 Long Beach Press-Telegram announced filmmakers would use the 710 Freeway in Long Beach, CA, as a location when a closable freeway could not be found in Chicago, IL, where the picture is set. Filming was planned for five days in Long Beach before the production relocated to Los Angeles, CA. Production notes in AMPAS library files state that filming also occurred in Chicago, and that almost three-quarters of the picture was shot at night.
       The 18 Oct 1993 HR reported that a shooting took place three days earlier during a showing of Judgment Night at the Cineplex Odeon Metropolitan theatre in Brooklyn, NY. One teenager was killed, and three bystanders were injured in the incident. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
13 Oct 1993.
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Hollywood Reporter
18 Oct 1993
p. 7, 04.
Hollywood Reporter
15 Oct 1993
p. 6, 25.
Long Beach Press-Telegram
18 Nov 1992.
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Los Angeles Times
15 Oct 1993
p. 10.
New York Times
15 Oct 1993
p. 8.
Screen International
28 Aug 1992.
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Variety
25 Oct 1993
p. 80.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXTS
Largo Entertainment presents
A Stephen Hopkins film
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Unit prod mgr
1st asst dir
2d asst dir
2d 2d asst dir
PRODUCERS
Prod
Assoc prod
Exec prod
Exec prod
WRITERS
Story
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam op
Steadi cam op
1st asst cam
1st asst cam
2d asst cam
Video playback op
Best boy
Dolly grip
Grip
Best boy
Rigging gaffer
Elec
Elec
Negative and print film
Negative and print film
Cam asst, Chicago crew
Cam asst, Chicago crew
Cam asst, Chicago crew
Elec, Chicago crew
Elec, Chicago crew
Elec, Chicago crew
Elec, Chicago crew
Elec, Chicago crew
Elec, Chicago crew
Elec, Chicago crew
Elec, Chicago crew
Elec, Chicago crew
Elec, Chicago crew
Elec, Chicago crew
Best boy grip, Chicago crew
Dolly grip, Chicago crew
Grip, Chicago crew
Grip, Chicago crew
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Storyboard artist
Art dept coord
FILM EDITORS
Asst ed
Negative cutter
SET DECORATORS
Set des
Set dec
Swing gang
Prop master
Asst prop master
Asst prop master
Const coord
General foreman
Labor foreman
Standby painter
Greensman
Greensman
Greensman
Greensman
Set dec, Chicago crew
Leadman, Chicago crew
Prop master, Chicago crew
Const coord, Chicago crew
Foreman, Chicago crew
Labor foreman, Chicago crew
Painter, Chicago crew
Painter, Chicago crew
COSTUMES
Cost des
Assoc cost des
Cost supv
Costumer
Costumer
Costumer, Chicago crew
Asst costumer, Chicago crew
MUSIC
Mus supv
Mus supv
Mus ed
Asst mus ed
Mus coord
Mus coord
Mus coord
Scoring mixer
Scoring coord
SOUND
Sd mixer
Boom man
Cable person
Supv sd ed
Sd eff ed
Sd eff ed
Sd eff ed
Dial ed
Asst sd ed
Asst sd ed
Asst sd ed
Asst sd ed
Apprentice sd ed
Apprentice sd ed
ADR ed
ADR ed
ADR ed
ADR mixer
ADR rec
ADR rec
Foley ed
Foley ed
Foley ed
Foley artist
Foley artist
Foley artist
Foley artist
Foley mixer
Foley mixer
Foley rec
Foley rec
Re-rec mixer
Re-rec mixer
Re-rec mixer
Cable person, Chicago crew
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff coord
Spec eff foreman
Spec eff
Spec eff
Titles and opticals by
MAKEUP
Key makeup
Key hairstylist
Hairstylist
Hairstylist, Chicago crew
PRODUCTION MISC
Casting
Casting
Visual consultant
Scr supv
Asst loc mgr
Asst loc mgr
Prod coord
Asst prod coord
Accountant
Asst accountant
Asst accountant
Asst to Mr. Segan
Asst to Ms. Vance
Asst to Mr. Estevez
Asst to Mr. Estevez
Trainer for Mr. Estevez
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Casting asst
Transportation coord
Transportation co-capt
Transportation co-capt
Driver
Driver
Driver
Driver
First aid
Animal wrangler
Animal trainer
Craft service
Asst loc mgr, Chicago crew
Asst prod coord, Chicago crew
Prod asst, Chicago crew
Prod asst, Chicago crew
Prod asst, Chicago crew
Prod asst, Chicago crew
Prod asst, Chicago crew
Casting dir, Chicago crew
Transportation capt, Chicago crew
Transportation co-capt, Chicago crew
Driver, Chicago crew
Driver, Chicago crew
Driver, Chicago crew
Driver, Chicago crew
Driver, Chicago crew
Driver, Chicago crew
Driver, Chicago crew
Driver, Chicago crew
Driver, Chicago crew
Driver, Chicago crew
Driver, Chicago crew
Driver, Chicago crew
Driver, Chicago crew
Driver, Chicago crew
Driver, Chicago crew
Driver, Chicago crew
Driver, Chicago crew
Honeywagon driver, Chicago crew
Caterer, Chicago crew
First aid, Chicago crew
Security, Chicago crew
Craft service, Chicago crew
Craft service, Chicago crew
Clip from "Forum Boxing" courtesy of
Clip from "A Perfect Score" courtesy of
STAND INS
Stunt coord
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
COLOR PERSONNEL
Col timer
Col by
SOURCES
SONGS
“Fallin,” written by Teenage Fanclub, De La Soul, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, performed by Teenage Fanclub and De La Soul, contains a sample from "Free Fallin," performed by Tom Petty, under license from MCA Records, Inc., Teenage Fanclub appears courtesy of DGC and Creation Records, De La Soul appears courtesy of Tommy Boy Records
“Missing Link,” written by J. Mascis and Teron Jones, performed by Dinosaur Jr and Del The Funky Homosapien, Dinosaur Jr appears courtesy of Blanco Y Negro and WEA International, Inc., Del The Funky Homosapien appears courtesy of Elektra Entertainment
“Me, Myself & My Microphone,” written by William Calhoun, Corey Glover, Vernon Reid, Doug Wimbush, Joseph "Run" Simmons, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels and Jason "JMJ" Mizell, performed by Living Colour and Run-D.M.C., Living Colour appears courtesy of Epic Records, Run-D.M.C. appears courtesy of Profile Records Inc.
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SONGS
“Fallin,” written by Teenage Fanclub, De La Soul, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, performed by Teenage Fanclub and De La Soul, contains a sample from "Free Fallin," performed by Tom Petty, under license from MCA Records, Inc., Teenage Fanclub appears courtesy of DGC and Creation Records, De La Soul appears courtesy of Tommy Boy Records
“Missing Link,” written by J. Mascis and Teron Jones, performed by Dinosaur Jr and Del The Funky Homosapien, Dinosaur Jr appears courtesy of Blanco Y Negro and WEA International, Inc., Del The Funky Homosapien appears courtesy of Elektra Entertainment
“Me, Myself & My Microphone,” written by William Calhoun, Corey Glover, Vernon Reid, Doug Wimbush, Joseph "Run" Simmons, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels and Jason "JMJ" Mizell, performed by Living Colour and Run-D.M.C., Living Colour appears courtesy of Epic Records, Run-D.M.C. appears courtesy of Profile Records Inc.
“Disorder,” written by Kerry King, Tom Araya, Ice-T, Buchan, Duncan and McCormick, performed by Slayer and Ice-T, Slayer appears courtesy of Def American Recordings, Ice-T appears courtesy of Rhyme Syndicate Records
“Ain't That A Shame,” written by Antoine Domino and Dave Bartholomew
“Freak Momma,” written by Mudhoney and Sir Mix-A-Lot, performed by Mudhoney and Sir Mix-A-Lot, Mudhoney appears courtesy of Reprise Records, Sir Mix-A-Lot appears courtesy of Rhyme Cartel Records/Def American Recordings
“I Love You Mary Jane,” written by Sonic Youth and Cypress Hill, performed by Sonic Youth and Cypress Hill, Sonic Youth appears courtesy of DGC, Cypress Hill appears courtesy of Ruffhouse/Columbia Records
“Come and Die,” written by Therapy?, Joseph Burgos and Todd Ray, performed by Therapy? and Fatal, Therapy? appears courtesy of A&M Records Limited, Fatal appears courtesy of Soul Assassins/East West Records
“Another Body Murdered,” written by Bordin, Bottum, Gould, Patton, and Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E., performed by Faith No More and Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E., Faith No More appears courtesy of Slash Records, Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. appears courtesy of Hollywood Records
“Just Another Victim,” written by Page Nye Hamilton, Henry G. Bogdan, John D. Stanier Jr., Eric Shrody and Leor Dimant, performed by Helmet and House of Pain, Helmet appears courtesy of Interscope Records, House of Pain appears courtesy of Soul Assassins/Tommy Boy Records
“Judgment Night,” written by E. Seinfeld, D. Schuler, W. Graziadei, R. Hambel, F. Scruggs, K. Jones, T. Taylor, M. Fletcher and S. Parker, performed by Biohazard and Onyx, Biohazard appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Onyx appears courtesy of JMJ/RAL/Chaos/Columbia Records
“Let's Stay Together,” written by Al Green, Al Jackson Jr. and Willie Mitchell.
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PERFORMERS
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DETAILS
Release Date:
15 October 1993
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 15 October 1993
New York opening: week of 15 October 1993
Production Date:
began November 1992
Copyright Claimant:
Largo Entertainment
Copyright Date:
2 September 1994
Copyright Number:
PA735464
Physical Properties:
Sound
Dolby Stereo ® in Selected Theatres
Sound
DTS in selected theatres
Color
Lenses
Panaflex Camera and Lenses by Panavision
Duration(in mins):
110
MPAA Rating:
R
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
32646
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In Chicago, Illinois, Frank Wyatt prepares to go out for the night with friends for the first time since the birth of his infant daughter. However, Frank’s wife, Linda, worries about the antics of his rowdy, unmarried friends, Mike Peterson and Ray Cochran. Ray arrives for Frank in a motor home he borrowed for the night. Along with Frank’s younger brother, John Wyatt, the men drive into the city to see a boxing match. With traffic at a standstill on the congested freeway, John gets into a fistfight with another driver who refuses to let them into his lane. Afterward, Frank warns his brother that his quick temper could get him killed. Ray exits the freeway to find an alternate route, and they soon become lost in a dangerous part of the city. When they ask two homeless men for directions, Ray thinks the men are going to rob them, and shocks his friends by pulling a handgun from the glove box. As they continue driving down the deserted streets, Ray is distracted while looking at a map, and hits someone. He wants to leave the scene, but his friends insist he telephone an ambulance. They find a young man lying on the ground, and bring him inside the motor home. Ray lies to his friends and says the cellular phone in the vehicle is not working. They discover the young man has been shot, and find a large amount of cash in his pocket. The victim, named Teddy, tells them he is being chased and begs for their help. When the friends see a ... +


In Chicago, Illinois, Frank Wyatt prepares to go out for the night with friends for the first time since the birth of his infant daughter. However, Frank’s wife, Linda, worries about the antics of his rowdy, unmarried friends, Mike Peterson and Ray Cochran. Ray arrives for Frank in a motor home he borrowed for the night. Along with Frank’s younger brother, John Wyatt, the men drive into the city to see a boxing match. With traffic at a standstill on the congested freeway, John gets into a fistfight with another driver who refuses to let them into his lane. Afterward, Frank warns his brother that his quick temper could get him killed. Ray exits the freeway to find an alternate route, and they soon become lost in a dangerous part of the city. When they ask two homeless men for directions, Ray thinks the men are going to rob them, and shocks his friends by pulling a handgun from the glove box. As they continue driving down the deserted streets, Ray is distracted while looking at a map, and hits someone. He wants to leave the scene, but his friends insist he telephone an ambulance. They find a young man lying on the ground, and bring him inside the motor home. Ray lies to his friends and says the cellular phone in the vehicle is not working. They discover the young man has been shot, and find a large amount of cash in his pocket. The victim, named Teddy, tells them he is being chased and begs for their help. When the friends see a police car in the distance, Frank takes the wheel, but before they can catch up to the cruiser, they are hit by another vehicle. The collision wedges the motor home in an alley between two buildings. Teddy warns that they are in danger, and Ray searches for his gun, which disappeared during the impact. Suddenly, gang members shoot out the back window and drag Teddy outside. As Fallon, the gang leader, approaches, Teddy pleads his innocence, claiming he was not planning to steal Fallon’s money. As the friends watch from the motor home, Fallon kills Teddy and tells his gang they need to eliminate the witnesses. Mike smashes the windshield to escape, as Frank lights a fire inside the motor home to prevent the thugs from following. Unseen by the others, Ray finds his gun and hides it under his clothes. The friends flee as the motor home explodes, and seek shelter in an abandoned rail car occupied by two homeless men. As Fallon searches train, the homeless men threaten to alert him to the intruders’ location. Ray gives them his expensive wristwatch, and the others turn over their wallets. One of the homeless men inadvertently causes a disruption, drawing Fallon to their location. As dozens of homeless men flee the gang’s gunfire, Fallon shoots a bum wearing Mike’s jacket, and retrieves Frank’s wallet from the pocket. Fallon discovers a photograph of Linda with their infant daughter, and a card bearing Frank’s home address. Meanwhile, the four friends search a housing project for someone to help them, but the residents are too frightened to offer assistance. A teenager sees them and reports their whereabouts to a local gang, who, in turn, tells Fallon. Inside the apartment building, two women allow the men to use their telephone to call police. As they wait, Fallon shouts threats in the hallway, revealing that he knows Frank’s address, and complimenting him on his attractive wife. The women become terrified and demand the men get out. Ray shocks his friends by holding them at gunpoint and refusing to leave, but Frank convinces Ray to give him the gun. As they exit, the women direct them to the roof where they can escape to a neighboring building. John and Mike make their way across a ladder bridge, but Ray’s fear of heights causes him to stall. As Frank begins to cross, Fallon and his men spot them, and Mike fires the gun to protect Frank. Ray refuses to follow his friends, and throws the ladder to the ground. As the others watch from a neighboring rooftop, Ray offers the gangster $200,000 to buy their freedom. Fallon agrees, then unexpectedly pushes Ray from the rooftop to his death. In retaliation, Mike fires again, injuring two gang members. The three remaining friends hide in a storm drain, but are soon discovered by Fallon, who pursues them underground. The men decide to fight back, and lie in wait for the gang to approach. Mike kills a thug named Sykes, and wants to kill the others, but Frank demands they leave the drain without killing anyone else. Above ground, they break into a building that houses a swap meet, hoping to trigger an alarm to attract police. When two security guards apprehend them, the men are grateful that police will soon arrive. However, before the guards can telephone police, Fallon arrives and a gunfight ensues. Mike kills another gang member, but is then shot in the stomach. Frank creates a distraction while John rescues Mike. After John is shot in the leg, Frank helps his friends into an elevator, and hides them in a bathroom while he goes for help. With all his gang members dead, Fallon continues his pursuit alone. Franks triggers a silent alarm, then attacks Fallon. The men fight for possession of Fallon’s gun, which Frank knocks over a balcony. He makes a final lunge, pushing Fallon over the balcony to his death. Police finally arrive, and Mike and John are loaded onto gurneys. An officer returns Frank’s wallet, complimenting him on his beautiful family, and informing him that Linda is waiting outside. +

GENRE
Genres:
Sub-genre:
Crime, Suspense


Subject

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
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