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
Arthur and the judge get coffee after the helicopter ride. How Arthur is wrapped in the blanket is consistent when seen from his point of view, but is different from when seen by the judge. See more
I haven't left the scene of the accident, I'm in it!
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