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Class Action (1991)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  15 March 1991 (USA)
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Jeb Ward is an attorney who specializes in whistle blower, David vs. Goliath, type cases. He finds a client who is suing an auto company over a safety problem that has had a severe effect ... See full summary »

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Maggie Ward
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Michael Grazier
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Estelle Ward
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Nick Holbrook (as Larry Fishburne)
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Quinn
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Pavel
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Judge Symes
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Dr. Getchell
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Brian
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Ann
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Deborah (as Anne Elizabeth Ramsay)
David Byron ...
Carl
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Howie
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Steven Kellen
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Storyline

Jeb Ward is an attorney who specializes in whistle blower, David vs. Goliath, type cases. He finds a client who is suing an auto company over a safety problem that has had a severe effect on his life after the accident. He must replace the current atorney and be ready for trial quickly, and then he finds that the defense atorney will be his estranged daughter. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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A father and a daughter, divided by a case, endangered by the truth. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for uses of strong language | See all certifications »

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15 March 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Személyes ügy  »

Box Office

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$24,277,858 (USA)
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Trivia

Several of the scenes were shot near Ocean Beach at the Beach Chalet where the 2nd floor is a working restaurant but the first floor has historic murals from the 1930's. The Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant is located above the Golden Gate Park Visitor's Center which features the amazing and historic WPA frescoes created by Lucien Labaudt in the 1930's. The artwork captures the flavor of San Francisco in that era in a style of the Arts and Crafts movement - a must see for fans of the style and for anyone who wants a taste of the strange and incredible period in which the WPA allowed art projects like this to exist during such hard times. See more »

Goofs

The purse on the steps is just below a landing. But when Maggie rushes down the steps to her mother, she passes the purse without crossing a landing. See more »

Quotes

Jedediah Tucker Ward: By the way, you so much as look at my daughter, they won't be able to identify you with dental records.
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Up, Up, Up
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Go to your corner and come out fighting.
13 June 2002 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Some deep soul searching will aid in facing your personal demons. But you still have a job to do. This movie is entertaining, but predictable. The excellent acting redeems the whole thing. Father(Gene Hackman) and daughter(Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) lawyers become adversaries in a lawsuit against an auto manufacturer that has knowingly produced cars that explode when rammed from behind. Both stars exhibit their skills to the hilt. Laurence Fishburne and Joanna Merlin provide notable support. This father and daughter relationship provides some heated moments and animated reactions. Their banter gets a little tiresome, but it is needed to make the movie work. You be the judge and jury.


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