MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,596 this week

Strange Justice (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  29 August 1999 (USA)
6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 126 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 3 critic

Fact-based story about the sexual harassment suit filed by Anita Hill during the appointment trials of Clarence Thomas for the Supreme Court during the George Bush presidential ... See full summary »

Writers:

(book), (book), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 160 titles
created 23 Feb 2013
 
a list of 111 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Strange Justice" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Strange Justice (TV Movie 1999)

Strange Justice (TV Movie 1999) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Strange Justice.
3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Men with Guns II (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Humberto Fuentes is a wealthy doctor whose wife has recently died. In spite of the advice of his children, he takes a trip to visit his former students who now work in impoverished villages... See full summary »

Director: John Sayles
Stars: Federico Luppi, Damián Delgado, Dan Rivera González
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Two men face the consequences of gambling after playing with men beyond their league.

Director: Philip Haas
Stars: James Spader, Mandy Patinkin, M. Emmet Walsh
Broken Glass (TV Movie 1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: David Thacker
Stars: Mandy Patinkin, Henry Goodman, Margot Leicester
Perfect Witness (TV Movie 1989)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A witness to a mob killing has second thoughts about testifying when he realizes his family might become a target.

Director: Robert Mandel
Stars: Brian Dennehy, Aidan Quinn, Stockard Channing
Piñero (2001)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

"Piñero" tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing ... See full summary »

Director: Leon Ichaso
Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Giancarlo Esposito, Talisa Soto
Drama | Music | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A famous jazz saxophonist whose life is forever changed after he is accidentally shot.

Director: Paul Auster
Stars: Harvey Keitel, Mira Sorvino, Richard Edson
Futuresport (TV Movie 1998)
Action | Sci-Fi | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Wesley Snipes, Vanessa L. Williams and Dean Cain team up to battle terrorism and save the country in the only athletic arena of the future: Futuresport.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson
Stars: Dean Cain, Vanessa Williams, Wesley Snipes
The Hunchback (TV Movie 1997)
Drama | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Based on the novel, a young gypsy becomes a Minister's obsession in 1483. Only the bell ringer and her husband and the court of miracles can save her.

Director: Peter Medak
Stars: Mandy Patinkin, Richard Harris, Salma Hayek
Last Embrace (1979)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Harry breaks down and loses his job after his wife is assassinated - could it be his turn next ?

Director: Jonathan Demme
Stars: Roy Scheider, Janet Margolin, John Glover
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  

Bill, a high school student and avid horror movie fan, witnesses a UFO flying over his town. When the ship lands the next day, Bill and a team from SETI discover that the alien is a strange... See full summary »

Director: Martin Wood
Stars: Robin Dunne, Mac Fyfe, James Kee
Daniel (1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s.

Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: Timothy Hutton, Mandy Patinkin, Lindsay Crouse
A Christmas Visitor (TV Movie 2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A father struggles with the past. A daughter fights for the future. A mother searches for answers. The Boyajians have not celebrated Christmas in 11 years. They lost their faith when they ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Leitch
Stars: William Devane, Meredith Baxter, Dean McDermott
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Kenneth Duberstein
...
...
...
Vernon Jordan
...
Sen. Danforth
Philip Shepherd ...
Charles Goodman (as Phillip Shepherd)
...
Marion Gray
...
Susan Deller Ross
...
Julie Desavia
Leila Johnson ...
Karen Hall
Janet Land ...
Ginni Lamp Thomas
Lisa Mende ...
Shirley Wiegand
...
Sondra Norris
...
Edit

Storyline

Fact-based story about the sexual harassment suit filed by Anita Hill during the appointment trials of Clarence Thomas for the Supreme Court during the George Bush presidential administration. The film gives both parties a fairly even presentation and does not try to assess blame. It does, however, show a lot of background political maneuvering that took place, particularly on the part of Kenneth Duberstein, an administrative spin doctor. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 August 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Justicia salvaje  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In 1998 Rupert Murdoch ordered Fox Television to abandon its planned production of "Strange Justice," a drama based on the book of that title by the New York Times Jill Abramson and the New Yorker's Jane Mayer about the confirmation of conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. (It was subsequently produced and shown by Showtime.) According to a New York Times report, Murdoch told an associate that Thomas was a friend of his and that he had been railroaded during his confirmation hearing. See more »

Connections

References Beauty and the Beast (1982) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Strange Justice is Refreshingly unbiased Hollywood!
2 September 1999 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Frankly, I'm pleasantly shocked that a 90s Hollywood film could be so balanced over a historic event which was so aflame with bias (the leftist hand of Oliver Stone was not involved). If you were firmly on the side of Anita Hill OR Clarence Thomas, this effort will probably not shake your faith and fandom. If, however, you thought one or both were lying, that Hill's going public about Thomas after following him from job to job didn't ring true or that Thomas' purported predilection with porn was sad, then this will probably make both seem more human. The movie deals more with the way the two "combatants" were manipulated, at first willingly, and later (especially in Thomas' case) kicking and screaming. The acting throughout is excellent, and the pacing is spry for such a talky tale. Note that when Hill and Thomas give long testimonies to the assembled (and silhouetted) senators, it takes on a stagy, out-of-body quality. In this, Thomas comes off much more convicted and intelligent while Hill sounds whiny and self-centered; this is, in my opinion, interesting as Thomas comes off as more naive in the rest of the picture while Hill is focused and sober. So which one does the movie portray at his or her worst? Neither. Instead, it's Senator Joe Biden. Mandy Patinkin, commenting as himself as the credit rolled, thought that Biden probably regrets not calling a key witness in the case more than anything else in his life. Sorry, Mandy. It was probably his well-known plagiarism before that. And certainly how poorly he's treated in Strange Justice before that, too. A good film and I recommend it.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Strange Justice (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?