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?
Director 'Norman Jewison said of this film's lead actor: "It's an unusual role for 'Al Pacino'. In past films, like Dog Day Afternoon
(1975) and even Serpico
(1973), he's been the eccentric, cut off from a sane world. This time, he's the most rational person in the picture. It's everyone around him, and his environment, which is bizarre". See more
The number of plates that Jay has changes. See more
[Arthur is visiting his client Jeff McCullaugh in jail, and sees that he has been assaulted
Jeff, what happened?
Some... somebody beat me up...
I dunno, I didn't ask.
Something Funny Goin' On
Music by Dave Grusin
Lyrics by Alan Bergman
& Marilyn Bergman
Sung by Zachary Sanders
(as Zack Sanders) and the N.Y. Jailhouse Ensemble See more