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...and justice for all. (1979)

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A lawyer is forced to defend a guilty judge, while defending other innocent clients, and trying to find punishment for the guilty and provide justice for the innocent.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Arthur Kirkland
... Judge Francis Rayford
... Judge Henry T. Fleming
... Grandpa Sam
... Jay Porter
... Gail Packer
... Arnie
Robert Christian ... Ralph Agee
... Jeff McCullaugh (as Thomas Waites)
... Warren Fresnell
... Frank Bowers
... Carl Travers
... Leo Fauci
Vincent Beck ... Officer Leary
... Elderly Man
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Storyline

When a judge is charged with rape, Arthur Kirkland is forced to defend him. Kirkland has had problems with the judge in the past, including one incident when the judge wrongly sentenced his client Jeff McCullaugh because of a technicality. Kirkland faces a moral and legal dilemma. Written by Melissa Portell <mportell@s-cwis.unomaha.edu>

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This man needs the best lawyer in town. But the problem is... he is the best lawyer in town.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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19 October 1979 (USA)  »

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...And Justice for All  »

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$33,300,000, 31 December 1979
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(Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of the first major Hollywood movies of the modern era to shoot exclusively in Baltimore, Maryland. Most of the picture was shot on location there but some sets were built for filming on sound stages in the studio in Los Angeles. The majority of the film's casting was cast in New York though none of the picture was shot there. See more »

Goofs

When visiting his grandfather for the first time, the level of coffee in Arthur's cup changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Judge Rayford: [in a helicopter] Would you like to go anywhere in particular?
Arthur Kirkland: No! Down! I'd prefer to go down!
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Referenced in Casino Jack (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Something Funny Goin' On
Music by Dave Grusin
Lyrics by Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman
Sung by Zachary Sanders (as Zack Sanders) and the N.Y. Jailhouse Ensemble
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"This whole trial is out of order!!!!"
24 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

This was a very good movie. Al Pacino was fantastic. The courtroom scenes were intense and emotionally charged, I loved it!

Al Pacino was an excellent lawyer. This movie was so good because it showed him in the work place and how it effected him in his personal life. A very good movie, it's one of my favorites.

The best scene was the climax when he exploded in the courtroom and and screamed one of the most famous quotes in cinema history! 9/10


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