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...and justice for all. (1979)

A lawyer is forced to defend a guilty judge, while defending other innocent clients, and trying to find punishment for the guilty and provide justice for the innocent.

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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 <mportell@s-cwis.unomaha.edu>

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This man needs the best lawyer in town. But the problem is... he is the best lawyer in town.

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Scenes showing courtrooms and the interior of the courthouse were filmed in the interior of Baltimore's Circuit Court building on Calvert Street, but exterior shots of the courthouse are actually of the War Memorial Building on Gay Street. See more »

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When Gail and Arthur are eating Chinese takeout, Gail opens the same container twice. See more »

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Arthur Kirkland: When asked what you were doing you said, 'I don't know nothing about that taxi cab robbery'.
Ralph Agee: Now that's true, because I don't.
Arthur Kirkland: How did you know there was one, Ralph?
Ralph Agee: Mr. Kirkland there's ALWAYS one.
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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
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...And Pacino proves my point
31 January 2001 | by (FL, USA) – See all my reviews

In this movie Al Pacino once again proves my point that he (Al Pacino) is one of the greatest actors off all time. By 1979 he had already pretty much proven this but never the less this is one of his best films yet. Even without Al Pacino this movie would be great.(Not near as great but never the less)I mean it is also very well directed and the screen play alone is magnificently written. So if you are a Pacino fan, or even if your not a Pacino fan i am telling you, that to die without seeing this movie is a sin.


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