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Valerie Curtin (written by) &
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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.
An ethical Baltimore defense lawyer disgusted with rampant legal corruption is asked to defend a judge he despises in a rape trial. But if he doesn't do it, the judge will have him disbarred. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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:
Jonathan Williams ... News Videographer Outside Jail (uncredited)
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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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"And Justice for All" - USA (poster title)
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119 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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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 »
Continuity: As Kirkland's property is being returned to him upon his exit from jail on a contempt charge, the handle on his briefcase changes positions. As the property officer slides a receipt for his property towards Kirkland, the handle is up. As Kirkland signs the receipt, the handle is down. The scene ends with the handle being up.See more »
Jeff McCullaugh:They raped me... lotsa times... and other stuff, too.See more »
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Something Funny Goin' OnSee more »


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38 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Better now than when I was 11, 13 August 2002
Author: sllovejoy from California USA

I remember this movie from when I was a kid. I remembered it fondly, and always pictured Pacino giving the big "This whole courtroom's out of order!!" speech.

I just rented it again after not seeing it for about twenty years, and WOW! There's a lot more to remember than that one speech. I absolutely loved this movie! I always like Pacino, but sometimes he just plays a similar character over and over. In this one, young Pacino got to play everything from scared to sad to funny to furious... and I thought he did great. I haven't felt for a character so much in quite a while.

The relationship between Pacino and his "leading lady" was a good one, especially for the '70's. I thought those two characters were interesting together.

The music sucked, but every movie soundtrack at that time sounded like a porno flick, didn't it?

It's a story where one bad thing after another happens in a short period of time, in very unrealistic (we all hope!) fashion - but that's a whole movie genre in itself (although I don't know what you'd call it), to make us think of lots of different things and to push the main character over the edge. Without all the subplots, I don't think the ending would have made as much sense.

I'd like a copy for my video library, and I don't say that often.

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