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?
Actor Jeffrey Tambor
had to wear a wig for several scenes. Scenes seen later in the film show him bald, and as scenes for movies are not usually shot in sequence, Tambor had shaved his head for the bald scenes, and so had to wear a wig. 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
This is not the McCarthy hearings.
Oh that's a relief. So you aren't going to ask me 'are you now or have you ever been a lawyer?'
Referenced in America's Sweethearts
"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