A judge commits suicide, and his secretary is found murdered. A homeless deaf-mute man, Carl Anderson is arrested for her murder. Public defender Kathleen is assigned by the court as his lawyer. She sets to find the real killer, and gets help from the congressional advisor, Eddie Sanger who is called to be on the jury panel. Together they discover a dangerous circle of corruption in high places. Written by
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No matter the cost, No matter the danger. They will find the truth.
Did You Know?
The film's leading lady Cher
said of her casting, performance, and characterization: "I read the script and really, really liked it, but I was also very intimidated until I jumped into it. I know nothing about the law, so I chose to play the aspects of Kathleen's character that I knew, that I could relate to, and then the legal terms and language just fell into place. I used them as if I'd been using them all my life. The easy part was being in front of the jury. The hard part was acting well enough to make people believe you know what you're doing. You have to make them believe that you have been a student, gone to college, gone to law school, and have been doing this for eight years. That's the difficult part". See more
During a scene in court, the color of Kathleen's suit changes. See more
I spend all of my day with murders and rapists, and what's really crazy, I like them.
Referenced in Reflections on Golden Pond