When a judge is charged with rape, Arthur Kirkland is forced to defend him. Kirkland has had problems with the judge in the past, including one incident when the judge wrongly sentenced his client Jeff McCullaugh because of a technicality. Kirkland faces a moral and legal dilemma. Written by
Melissa Portell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This man needs the best lawyer in town. But the problem is... he is the best lawyer in town.
Did You Know?
During filming, actor Al Pacino
frequently ad libbed and improvised. Pacino like to do this because he was slow learning lines as well as to be spontaneous. This however can interfere with another actor's performance. Reportedly, Pacino's mentor, Lee Strasberg
, said "Al, learn your lines, dollink!". Pacino years later recognized that this was good advice. See more
Kirkland and the Judge converse quite easily in the cabin of helicopter - difficult enough unless shouting more or less directly into each others' ears, impossible when one party is wearing a full coverage noise canceling headset. See more
They're still your parents.
No. You raised me. You put me through law school. You're a wonderful man, Grandpa. But your son is a shit.
Something Funny Goin' On
Music by Dave Grusin
Lyrics by Alan Bergman
and Marilyn Bergman
Sung by Zachary Sanders
(as Zack Sanders) and the N.Y. Jailhouse Ensemble See more