15 certificateMad City is a Film programme that first aired in 1997 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Mad City is a 3 star programme

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Mad City (1997)

Directed by

Sam Baily (John Travolta) is an average nice-guy security guard for the local Natural History Museum, however on losing his job he returns to the museum to ask for his job back.

However when he returns to the museum, the curator is showing a group of school children around and has no time for him - telling him whatever he says will not make a difference. Desperate, Sam snaps and takes the group hostage not meaning to ever cause any of them any harm whatsoever.

Cue Max Brackett (Dustin Hoffman), a disgraced journalist who has been given the boring uninteresting storylines for goodness how long by his editor. This time he is there at the scene when everything unfolds and is one of the hostages, thus getting the scoop of his career.

Soon the story is nationwide on live news channels across the country and it's all people can talk about. The story itself is the news, not the reason why or the real people behind it.

The two men form a bond of mutual need that will forever change the course of their lives.

A very good, and often funny and sad film about what happens when someone is desperate to achieve something that they are failing at.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 115 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1997

3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Filmed in Colour


Image for John TravoltaJohn Travolta...Sam Baily
Image for Dustin HoffmanDustin Hoffman...Max Brackett
Image for Mia KirshnerMia Kirshner...Laurie Callahan
Image for Alan AldaAlan Alda...Kevin Hollander
Robert Prosky...Lou Potts
Image for Blythe DannerBlythe Danner...Mrs. Banks
William Atherton...Malt Dohlen
Image for Ted LevineTed Levine...Chief Alvin Lemke
Tammy Lauren...Miss Rose
William O'Leary...CTN Junior Executive
Raymond J. Barry...Special Agent Dobbins
Lucinda Jenney...Jenny Baily
Akosua Busia...Diane Williams
Ebbe Roe Smith...Travis Bartholomew
Bingwa...Nat Jackson