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Release Date:
19 October 1979 (USA) See more »
This man needs the best lawyer in town. But the problem is... he is the best lawyer in town.
A lawyer (Al Pacino) 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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Al Pacino ... Arthur Kirkland

Jack Warden ... Judge Francis Rayford

John Forsythe ... Judge Henry T. Fleming

Lee Strasberg ... Grandpa Sam

Jeffrey Tambor ... Jay Porter

Christine Lahti ... Gail Packer
Sam Levene ... Arnie
Robert Christian ... Ralph Agee

Thomas G. Waites ... Jeff McCullaugh (as Thomas Waites)

Larry Bryggman ... Warren Fresnell

Craig T. Nelson ... Frank Bowers

Dominic Chianese ... Carl Travers
Victor Arnold ... Leo Fauci
Vincent Beck ... Officer Leary
Michael Gorrin ... Elderly Man
Baxter Harris ... Larry

Joe Morton ... Prison Doctor
Alan North ... Deputy Sheriff
Tom Quinn ... Desk Clerk Kiley
Beverly Sanders ... Sherry

Connie Sawyer ... Gitel
Charles Siebert ... Assistant D.A. Keene
Robert Symonds ... Judge Burns
Keith Andes ... Marvin Bates
Stephen Blackmore ... Robert Wenke

Vasili Bogazianos ... Avilar

Terrence Currier ... George Reisler
Walter Davy ... Dapper Defendant
Rita Fredricks ... Judge Howe
Jack Hollander ... Prison Warden
Carl Pistilli ... Matt Gibson
Darrell Zwerling ... William Zinoff

J.G. Hertzler ... Driver (as John Hertzler)
Teri Wootten ... Leah Shepard
John Aquino ... Deputy Sheriff
Sidney Clute ... Polic
Angus Duncan ... Gallagher
Johnny Haymer ... Crenna
Kenneth Patterson ... Cecil
Allisha Council ... Hooker
Molly Kohler-Pei ... Young Woman (as Molly Kohler)
Cathleen Schurr ... Mrs. Barnes
Donald Saiontz ... Defense Attorney (as Donald S. Saiontz)
Bill Polk ... Paramedic
Bonita Cartwright ... Woman in Car
Frank Sliwka ... Court Clerk
Julius Dunbar ... Court Reporter
Angelyn Forbes ... Waitress
Newton Scott ... Prison Guard
McLindsey Hawkins ... Escort Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Mantakos ... Bailiff in Yellow Jacket (uncredited)
Jonathan Williams ... News Videographer Outside Jail (uncredited)

Directed by
Norman Jewison 
Writing credits
Valerie Curtin (written by) &
Barry Levinson (written by)

Produced by
Norman Jewison .... producer
Patrick J. Palmer .... producer (as Patrick Palmer)
Joe Wizan .... executive producer
Original Music by
Dave Grusin 
Cinematography by
Victor J. Kemper (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John F. Burnett 
Casting by
Jane Feinberg 
Mike Fenton 
Production Design by
Richard Macdonald  (as Richard MacDonald)
Art Direction by
Peter Samish 
Set Decoration by
Thomas L. Roysden 
Costume Design by
Ruth Myers 
Makeup Department
Vivienne Walker .... hair stylist
Frank Westmore .... makeup artist
Production Management
Larry DeWaay .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bob Dahlin .... second assistant director
Win Phelps .... first assistant director
Art Department
Jeff Clark .... set painter
Bill Iiams .... construction foreman
Roger Irvin .... construction coordinator
Ronald C. Jacobs .... leadman (as Ronald Jacobs)
'Dangerous' Bob Widin .... second propman (as Robert Widin)
John Zemansky .... prop master
Gary Clark .... head paint foreman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Robert G. Henderson .... sound editor (as Robert Henderson)
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer (as Richard Kline)
Dennis Maitland .... production sound mixer (as Dennis L. Maitland)
Paul Michael .... adr recordist: TV version
Donald O. Mitchell .... sound re-recording mixer
Tex Rudloff .... sound re-recording mixer
Norman B. Schwartz .... dialogue editor
Sam F. Shaw .... supervising sound effects editor (as Sam Shaw)
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (uncredited)
Ben Sobin .... boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Lawrence J. Cavanaugh .... special effects (as Larry Cavanaugh)
Camera and Electrical Department
Lou Barlia .... camera operator: Baltimore
Jack Brown .... camera technician: Baltimore
Earl Gilbert .... gaffer
Jack Harris .... still photographer: Los Angeles
Frank M. Holgate .... aerial photographer (as Frank Holgate)
Robert Marta .... camera technician: Los Angeles (as Bob Marta)
Muky .... still photographer: Baltimore (as Muky Munkacsi)
Gaylin P. Schultz .... key grip (as Gaylin Schultz)
Robert C. Thomas .... camera operator: Los Angeles (as Bob Thomas)
Bobby Brown .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jerry Levin .... extra casting: Baltimore
Martha Royall .... extra casting: Baltimore
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Darryl M. Athons .... costumer (as Darryl Athons)
Cliff Langer .... costumer
Editorial Department
David A. Simmons .... assistant editor (as David Simmons)
Hubert de La Bouillerie .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Else Blangsted .... music editor
Transportation Department
Arthur F. 'Mickey' McAteer .... transportation captain (as Mickey McAteer)
Craig Pinkard .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Wendell Baggett .... production accountant
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Dow Griffith .... location manager
Maxwell Meltzer .... production accountant
Charles Milhaupt .... production coordinator
Gregory Palmer .... production assistant (as Greg Palmer)
Julia Pascal .... personal assistant: Mr. Jewison
Ross Reynolds .... helicopter pilot
Mark Rhodes .... production assistant
June Samson .... script supervisor
Arthur Wilde .... unit publicist (as Arthur L. Wilde)
William Donald Schaefer .... our thanks to (as Mayor William Donald Schaefer)

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Also Known As:
"And Justice for All" - USA (poster title)
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119 min
Color (Metrocolor)
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Did You Know?

On and off the set, Al Pacino was seen frequently being "in character" due to his method acting, something to which he had been a student of under co-actor Lee Strasberg. At meal breaks, Pacino would be known to call Strasberg by his character name of Grandpa and once when asked about a contract by someone working on the film, Pacino started to assess it for him legally even though Pacino is an actor not a lawyer.See more »
Revealing mistakes: In the scene where Kirkland is being questioned by the ethics committee, the Maryland flag is shown upside down. (Black and Yellow should be on top at the staff side of the flag.)See more »
Judge Rayford:I found out what the meaning of life is.
Arthur Kirkland:What's that?
Judge Rayford:It sucks.
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Something Funny Goin' OnSee more »


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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
The Movie's Out Of Order, 23 July 2015
Author: Archangel Michael from United States

Spoilers Ahead:

Look, I adore Jewison's Rollerball. I even like the original Thomas Crown Affair, this is his worst movie by a mile. We will get to the worst ending in the history of legal movies. Sometimes, like Flashdance, it helps just to let you read a summary of the narrative. How does this sound?: a transvestite that is mistreated in a series of coincidences that make Snowpiercer realistic? Of course, he ends up killing himself. An insane judge with a death wish who sits on the edge of ledges eating his lunch? Later, he takes Arthur for a ride on his helicopter that he only fills with barely enough; less and less each time? A lawyer friend of Arthur's who has a breakdown and starts throwing plates and glasses at people in the Courthouse? A woman beating judge who just happens to be Arthur's nemesis who wants Arthur, who hates his guts, to represent him with his career on the line? Suspension of disbelief does not cover this utter insanity. Hey, I was one of the few people that like Jewison's FIST, this is just an awful piece of utter crap. In philosophy we call this temporal compression, if these ridiculous events were spread out over vast periods of time maybe, just maybe, we could believe them. The last event, which is the core of the plot, Fleming choosing Arthur, his worst enemy to defend him is a piece of brainless absurdity. It is there for only one reason to set up the worst ending in any courtroom movie.

Lawyers out there, what would the Bar have done to a man who turned on his client and made the prosecution's case for them? Now, you understand the suicidal judge Warden don't you? Guess who the judge turns out to be when Arthur blows a gasket, starts yelling and cursing in a courtroom, Hello?, then proceeds to jump to attacking Fleming instead of defending him. First, he would never have practiced law for the rest of his life, Fleming would have sued him for every penny he would ever earn; these things would have worried him after he got out of jail years later for all the contempt charges. See the painful plot contrivance? Out of all the judges, Arthur draws the suicidal judge who is his best friend and lets him go Postal without having him beaten to the ground like in reality. This is what makes this the steaming piece of poop it always has been. The transvestite's fate, the suicidal judge, the lawyer throwing plates, his worst enemy on earth selecting Pacino to represent him.

The worst written movie you will ever watch. Pacino is just starting out here, and do not kid yourself, the man made some very terrible films: Revolution, Author, Author. This is at the top of the list. None of Jewison's library comes close to this on the stink level; it is the single worst courtroom movie ever made. Want to see a good one? Watch Anatomy Of A Murder or The Verdict. Disagree with me? Ask yourself, if my life hung in the balance would I select my worst freaking enemy to defend me? The whole script is so phony and manufactured; it has the verisimilitude of a Fred Flintstone episode. One Big Pile Of Poop

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