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 <email@example.com>
This man needs the best lawyer in town. But the problem is... he is the best lawyer in town.
Did You Know?
According to director Norman Jewison
's audio-commentary, in legal circles the film was criticized for its portrayal and depiction of legal eagles, lawyers and judges. Jewison described the film as "a terrifying comedy". See more
When visiting his grandfather for the first time, the level of coffee in Arthur's cup changes between shots. See more
I don't need this jive ass put me on.
Spoofed in Going Berserk
"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