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The Star Chamber (1983)

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Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Superior Court Judge Steven R. Hardin
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Judge Benjamin Caulfield
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Det. Harry Lowes
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Emily Hardin
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Dr. Harold Lewin (as James B. Sikking)
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Arthur Cooms
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Lawrence Monk
John DiSanti ...
Det. James Wickman
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Stanley Flowers (as DeWayne Jessie)
Jack Kehoe ...
Hingle
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Det. Kenneth Wiggan
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Det. Paul Mackey
Margie Impert ...
Louise Pacinni
Dana Gladstone ...
Dept. Dist. Atty. Martin Hyatt
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Officer Nelson
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Storyline

Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty. Written by <bentley@access.digex.net>

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...Where justice is served with a vengeance. See more »


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Release Date:

5 August 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Câmara Secreta  »

Box Office

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$5,600,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The dimly lit photograph of the nine Star Chamber judges appearing on the picture's main movie poster were nine people who were not actually the same nine actors who portrayed them in the movie. See more »

Goofs

During the chase scene between the Pontiac Firebird and the cops in the parking garage, several times skid marks can be seen along the path the cars follow. These marks follow through very narrow gaps between parked cars and concrete posts, areas in which cars would not normally travel. See more »

Quotes

Judge Benjamin Caulfield: Someone has taken justice and hidden it in the law.
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Connections

References The Parallax View (1974) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Refreshing.
31 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

Not altogether successful, but fully absorbing and thought-provoking film, with an exceptional performance by Douglas, even if he looks a bit too young to be a judge. Director Hyams knows how to shoot chase sequences, but he should have included less of them here. Still, it's refreshing to watch a movie that's suspenseful without being brainless. I recommend this film to eclectic viewers.


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