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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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Gail Packer
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Ralph Agee
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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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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19 October 1979 (USA)  »

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At the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 1980, star Al Pacino won the Best Actor Award for his performance in this film but was a co-winner for the gong in a tie with Uelese Petaia for Sons for the Return Home (1979). See more »

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When visiting his grandfather for the first time, the level of coffee in Arthur's cup changes between shots. See more »

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Jeff McCullaugh: They raped me... lotsa times... and other stuff, too.
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Referenced in Two and a Half Men: 818-jklpuzo (2009) 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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Pacino works his magic on an average film
28 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

"...And Justice For All" is one of those well-intentioned movies that doesn't achieve the goal it was set out to accomplish. Having said this, the film is a good example of the way some lawyers truly do care about their clients and not intent on making a lot of money.

I now know why Al Pacino is considered one of the greatest film stars in Hollywood. With roles in "The Godfather," "Scent Of A Woman," "Heat," "Devil's Advocate" and "The Insider," Pacino has proven he is an actor with integrity and presence. The best thing about "...And Justice For All" was the true and genuine care that Pacino's character had for his clients.

The only thing I would change about this movie would be to narrow the storylines because it had a few too many to follow. With the number of subplots in this film, it was too difficult to pinpoint the main plot and enjoy the film outright.

Overall, this movie was good and I recommend it.


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