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?
Out of the screenwriters' watching real life court trials resulted in a first draft screenplay which intrigued director Norman Jewison
who said: ''It had the sense of theatre which exists in a court of law. I don't mean the phony theatrics of 'Where were you on the night of January 17th?' or 'Pardon me, your -honor, but there's a surprise witness waiting in the corridor.' What really happens in a courtroom is far more dramatic . . . or funny . . . or tragic . . . depending on the circumstances". See more
When a helicopter's motor fails, for whatever reason, it does not just drop straight out of the sky - the pilot puts the nose into a shallow dive and the rotor auto-rotates providing some lift. The chopper glides much like a fixed-wing aeroplane, provided it is high enough to begin the glide and develop enough rotor speed - which the judge would have made sure of since he was anticipating (or at least planning for) running out of fuel. See more
[in a helicopter
Would you like to go anywhere in particular?
No! Down! I'd prefer to go down!
Referenced in Hollywood North
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