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Justice (2004)

R | | Drama | 12 May 2004 (USA)
Under pressure to accept a plea bargain resisted by a street-wise client, public defender Carter stands by his client, angering the judge, then his boss. At home, Carter's wife Sharice, a ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chief Public Defender Poole
Judge Bennett
T. Mychael Rambo ...
Joe Minjares ...
Amy Matthews ...
Kevin West ...
Ron 'C' Collier II ...
David Simmons ...
Officer Hegg
Jason Lausche ...
Officer Anderson
Clyde Lund ...
Judge Arthur
Joe Thomas ...
Gavin Lawrence ...
Kat Carrol ...


Under pressure to accept a plea bargain resisted by a street-wise client, public defender Carter stands by his client, angering the judge, then his boss. At home, Carter's wife Sharice, a socialite who grew up in the suburbs, chafes at the financial and personal strain of raising two young children in the inner city. Sharice pushes Carter to use her uncle's connections to get a job in a fancy downtown law firm. Carter agrees to leave the defender's office for a new job, though not to join a fancy law firm. Instead, following his conscience, he opens a law office in the inner city to fight against a criminal justice system that prizes efficiency over real justice. When Carter and his team of lawyers and activists launch a controversial direct action campaign targeting the court system, Sharice must decide whether to stay with her husband or take their two young children to the suburbs. Carter struggles to keep his family together, expand the direct action campaign, and survive a ... Written by Jujitsu Films, LLC

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Rated R for pervasive language, some sexuality and nudity


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$740,000 (estimated)
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Great Film / Should be a high school curriculum requirement
8 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie is excellent, this movie is educational for the naive and misinformed, this is a must see film that I would like to purchase. HOW CAN I FIND THE DVD/VHS?

The content in this film is definitely something that would scare the powers to be within the system. The system is unfortunately bound by economics, politics and who you know in law enforcement. To many people fail to receive truth and justice found in their cases for every reason other than equal protection under the law. The current system is a game that the DA's office are only in it to win it, not be the finder of fact as we are led to believe.

Anton Scalia's opinion on trials involving the death penalty, and the percentage of cases that may be wrongfully convicted holds true throughout the entire legal system, as scary as it may be: "defendants are not guaranteed truth or justice, they are only guaranteed a fair trial under the law." Obviously, the only people that would agree with such a corrupted thought, have not had injustice hit home with them. It is not until it does hit home for the privileged, that they understand the magnitude of the flaws in our system, no matter what the progress has been. We can always strive to be better and equal the playing field for everyone.

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