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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 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 .... re-recording mixer (as Richard Kline)
Dennis Maitland .... production sound mixer (as Dennis L. Maitland)
Paul Michael .... adr recordist: TV version
Donald O. Mitchell .... re-recording mixer
Tex Rudloff .... 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)
Location Management
Dow Griffith .... location manager
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
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)
Joe Wizan .... presenter
William Donald Schaefer .... our thanks to (as Mayor William Donald Schaefer)

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

Designer Bob Gill was hired to design the poster to be later on fired as the producers did not like his designs.See more »
Continuity: When Arthur and Gail argue about Jay appearing before the committee, Arthur's position on the pillow changes. In the same sequence, the position of the pillow itself also changes.See more »
Ralph Agee:I was in that taxi cab but I didn't rob it, it was my cousin, he's crazy.
Arthur Kirkland:What's his name?
Ralph Agee:I don't know... I mean he lives out in Hillsberry...
Arthur Kirkland:You don't know your cousin's name?
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Referenced in "30 Rock: Respawn (#5.23)" (2011)See more »
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41 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
`Catch-22' inside a courtroom, 24 November 2003
Author: halopes from Lisbon, Portugal

I liked And Justice for All. I found it very entertaining and absorbing. In its satiric way, the movie is full of rich characters and plausible situations even if sometimes you can spot the cliché around the corner. Sometimes satire works as a magnifying glass to expose and better criticize something. And I believe that's what happens in this movie with all those bizarre scenes and deranged characters.

Even though Jewison focuses problems such as corruption, criticizes the danger of powerful people in the wrong places and brings up moral dilemmas about the practice of law, I believe And Justice for All is more of a satire than a serious alert to a possible decadence of the judicial system. The odd elements in the plot are one too many to see the movie strictly from its dramatic point of view: a cross-dresser client, an evidence-eating defendant, a suicidal judge, a hysterical lawyer.

In a certain way, the message of this movie reminded me the one of Mike Nichols anti-war comedy Catch-22: in order to cope with a crazy situation you have to become a little crazy. In a war scenario people fight for values like justice and order, but they also fight for power and interests; the same thing happens inside a courtroom. Some lawyers see Law as a business, some see it as a way to promote their personal careers and some see it as the opportunity given to those who have nothing else to lose.

The performances are just great, specially the ones of Jack Warden and Jeffrey Tambor. Al Pacino unquestionably steals the movie with another over-the-top performance as the lawyer willing to risk everything and delivers another memorable speech during his `opening statement'.

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