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.

Director:

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Al Pacino ... Arthur Kirkland
Jack Warden ... Judge Francis Rayford
John Forsythe ... Judge Henry T. Fleming
Lee Strasberg ... Grandpa Sam
Jeffrey Tambor ... Jay Porter
Christine Lahti ... Gail Packer
Sam Levene ... Arnie
Robert Christian Robert Christian ... Ralph Agee
Thomas G. Waites ... Jeff McCullaugh (as Thomas Waites)
Larry Bryggman ... Warren Fresnell
Craig T. Nelson ... Frank Bowers
Dominic Chianese ... Carl Travers
Victor Arnold ... Leo Fauci
Vincent Beck ... Officer Leary
Michael Gorrin ... 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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There are some legal precedents you don't learn in law school. File them under "R" for "Reality". See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

One of several collaborations of director Norman Jewison and producer Patrick J. Palmer. See more »

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The number of plates that Jay has changes. See more »

Quotes

Ralph Agee: My man, Bambi, oooo, he recommended you real highly. He said, he said, Arthur Kirkland, he the man to see.
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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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Pacino shines in a good Jewison film
6 September 2004 | by michaelsibley416See all my reviews

"...And Justice For All" is one of those well-intentioned movies that doesn't achieve the goal it was set out to accomplish. Having said this, the film is a good example of the way some lawyers truly do care about their clients and not intent on making a lot of money.

I now know why Al Pacino is considered one of the greatest film stars in Hollywood. With roles in "The Godfather," "Scent Of A Woman," "Heat," "Devil's Advocate" and "The Insider," Pacino has proven he is an actor with integrity and presence. The best thing about "...And Justice For All" was the true and genuine care that Pacino's character had for his clients.

The only thing I would change about this movie would be to narrow the story lines because it had a few too many to follow. With the number of subplots in this film, it was too difficult to pinpoint the main plot and enjoy the film outright.

Overall, this movie was good and I recommend it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

...And Justice for All See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$33,300,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,300,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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