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The Judge (2014)

 -  Drama  -  10 October 2014 (USA)
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Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.

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C.P. Kennedy
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Judge Warren
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Lauren Palmer
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Deputy Hanson
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Mike Kattan
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Mrs. Blackwell
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Doc Morris
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Lisa Palmer
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Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Defend your Honor.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 October 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El juez  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,116,226 (USA) (10 October 2014)

Gross:

$28,500,657 (USA) (21 October 2014)
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Trivia

First feature release from "Team Downey", Robert Downey Jr. and wife Susan Downey's production company. See more »

Goofs

As filmed from an interior viewpoint, Mark Blackwell's mother spits on the car door window. In the following external shot of the car driving off, the same window is clean of any spit. The spit is again visible on the window in the next shot back in the car. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Judge Joseph Palmer: You and I are finally done.
Hank Palmer: Oh, we're not done.
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Beautiful and Deeply Touching
11 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

I don't usually write a review, but I feel compelled to defend this film against critics who, I feel, have unfairly given it a low rating. While its premise is not necessarily unique and it has its fair share of clichés, The Judge is a deeply moving film that showcases the acting powerhouse that is Robert Duvall and the undeniable versatility and magnetic screen presence of Robert Downey Jr. There are also strong supporting performances from Vera Farmiga (she and RJD have great chemistry), Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Jeremy Strong. I dare anyone who has dealt with family issues not to be affected. Forget the critics - they don't know everything - and do yourself a favour and watch The Judge. You won't regret it.


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