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Class Action (1991)

Jed 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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Cast

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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

Jed 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 attorney and be ready for trial quickly, and then he finds that the defense attorney 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  »

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$24,277,858 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Actor Laurence Fishburne sports a beard throughout this picture. See more »

Goofs

Maggie's mother falls down the stairs. The position of her purse changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Jedediah Tucker Ward: I COULDN'T HOLD HIS FUCKING HAND, OKAY!
Maggie Ward: No, you didn't hold a hand! Not unless it was young, female, and attractive!
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Connections

Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Up, Up, Up
Written by Dan Hicks
Performed by Dan Hicks and the Acoustic Warriors with the Licketts
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Insightful
26 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Thanks to the recent legal decision against Toyota and memories of the ill-fated Ford Pinto, it's difficult not to think of "Class Action". Many reviewers like to think that court room dramas can always be better, but if you've ever witnessed real court proceedings then you'll discover they can be immensely boring and why film makers avoid it. What makes "Class Action" so refreshing is the context of the case, which is a bona fide problem considering numerous cars with dangerous design problems, the devious corporate view of profit over loss (including life), which gives the film an underplay of David vs. Goliath, the spicy exchanges in court, the conflict between father and daughter, which is essentially a clash of Right vs. Wrong, and of course first rate performances by the actors. There are a few predictable story lines, but that's to be expected. "Class Action" is altogether a very entertaining and insightful film.


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