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...and justice for all. (1979)

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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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Grandpa Sam
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Gail Packer
Sam Levene ...
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Robert Christian ...
Ralph Agee
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Jeff McCullaugh (as Thomas Waites)
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Warren Fresnell
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Frank Bowers
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Carl Travers
Victor Arnold ...
Leo Fauci
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Michael Gorrin ...
Elderly Man
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Storyline

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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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19 October 1979 (USA)  »

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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 »

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When Pacino is having his final rant in court regarding Forsythe, his jacket is open, then buttoned, then opened again without him even attempting to undo the buttons See more »

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[last lines]
Jay Porter: Hi, Arthur. Good to see you. Nice day.
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Featured in Atop the Fourth Wall: Scarlett #1 (2010) See more »

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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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"This whole trial is out of order!!!!"
24 July 2001 | by (Gresham, Oregon) – See all my reviews

This was a very good movie. Al Pacino was fantastic. The courtroom scenes were intense and emotionally charged, I loved it!

Al Pacino was an excellent lawyer. This movie was so good because it showed him in the work place and how it effected him in his personal life. A very good movie, it's one of my favorites.

The best scene was the climax when he exploded in the courtroom and and screamed one of the most famous quotes in cinema history! 9/10


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