...and justice for all. ()

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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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Arthur Kirkland
Judge Francis Rayford
Judge Henry T. Fleming
Grandpa Sam
Jay Porter
Gail Packer
Robert Christian ...
Ralph Agee
Jeff McCullaugh (as Thomas Waites)
Warren Fresnell
Frank Bowers
Carl Travers
Leo Fauci
Vincent Beck ...
Officer Leary
Elderly Man
Baxter Harris ...
Prison Doctor
Deputy Sheriff
Tom Quinn ...
Desk Clerk Kiley
Assistant D.A. Keene
Judge Burns
Marvin Bates
Stephen Blackmore ...
Robert Wenke
George Reisler
Walter Davy ...
Dapper Defendant
Rita Fredricks ...
Judge Howe
Jack Hollander ...
Prison Warden
Carl Pistilli ...
Matt Gibson
Darrell Zwerling ...
William Zinoff
Driver (as John Hertzler)
Teri Wootten ...
Leah Shepard
John Aquino ...
Deputy Sheriff
Angus Duncan ...
Kenneth Patterson ...
Allisha Council ...
Molly Kohler Pei ...
Young Woman (as Molly Kohler)
Cathleen Schurr ...
Mrs. Barnes
Donald Saiontz ...
Defense Attorney (as Donald S. Saiontz)
Bill Polk ...
Bonita Cartwright ...
Woman in Car
Frank Sliwka ...
Court Clerk
Julius Dunbar ...
Court Reporter
Angelyn Forbes ...
Newton Scott ...
Prison Guard
McLindsey Hawkins ...
Escort Officer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ed Heath ...
Arresting Officer (opening scene) (uncredited)
Harry Mantakos ...
Bailiff in Yellow Jacket (uncredited)
Gary Meekins ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Jonathan Williams ...
News Videographer Outside Jail (uncredited)

Directed by

Norman Jewison

Written by

Valerie Curtin ... (written by) &
Barry Levinson ... (written by)

Produced by

Norman Jewison ... producer
Patrick J. Palmer ... producer (as Patrick Palmer)
Joe Wizan ... executive producer

Music by

Dave Grusin

Cinematography by

Victor J. Kemper ... director of photography

Film Editing by

John F. Burnett

Editorial Department

David A. Simmons ... assistant editor (as David Simmons)
Hubert de La Bouillerie ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

Jane Feinberg
Mike Fenton

Production Design by

Richard Macdonald ... (as Richard MacDonald)

Art Direction by

Peter Samish

Set Decoration by

Thomas L. Roysden

Costume Design by

Ruth Myers

Makeup Department

Vivienne Walker ... hair stylist
Frank Westmore ... makeup artist

Production Management

Larry DeWaay ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Bob Dahlin ... second assistant director
Win Phelps ... first assistant director

Art Department

Jeff Clark ... set painter
Bill Iiams ... construction foreman
Roger Irvin ... construction coordinator
Ronald C. Jacobs ... leadman (as Ronald Jacobs)
'Dangerous' Bob Widin ... second propman (as Robert Widin)
John Zemansky ... prop master
Gary Clark ... head paint foreman (uncredited)

Sound Department

Robert G. Henderson ... sound editor (as Robert Henderson)
Rick Kline ... re-recording mixer (as Richard Kline)
Dennis Maitland ... production sound mixer (as Dennis L. Maitland)
Paul Michael ... adr recordist: TV version
Donald O. Mitchell ... re-recording mixer
Tex Rudloff ... re-recording mixer
Norman B. Schwartz ... dialogue editor
Sam F. Shaw ... supervising sound effects editor (as Sam Shaw)
Ken Dufva ... foley artist (uncredited)
Ben Sobin ... boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

Lawrence J. Cavanaugh ... special effects (as Larry Cavanaugh)

Camera and Electrical Department

Lou Barlia ... camera operator: Baltimore
Jack Brown ... camera technician: Baltimore
Earl Gilbert ... gaffer
Jack Harris ... still photographer: Los Angeles
Frank M. Holgate ... aerial photographer (as Frank Holgate)
Robert Marta ... camera technician: Los Angeles (as Bob Marta)
Muky ... still photographer: Baltimore (as Muky Munkacsi)
Gaylin P. Schultz ... key grip (as Gaylin Schultz)
Robert C. Thomas ... camera operator: Los Angeles (as Bob Thomas)
Bobby Brown ... second assistant camera: "a" camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

Jerry Levin ... extra casting: Baltimore
Martha Royall ... extra casting: Baltimore

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Darryl M. Athons ... costumer (as Darryl Athons)
Cliff Langer ... costumer

Location Management

Dow Griffith ... location manager

Music Department

Else Blangsted ... music editor

Transportation Department

Arthur F. 'Mickey' McAteer ... transportation captain (as Mickey McAteer)
Craig Pinkard ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

Wendell Baggett ... production accountant
Wayne Fitzgerald ... title designer
Maxwell Meltzer ... production accountant
Charles Milhaupt ... production coordinator
Gregory Palmer ... production assistant (as Greg Palmer)
Julia Pascal ... personal assistant: Mr. Jewison
Ross Reynolds ... helicopter pilot
Mark Rhodes ... production assistant
June Samson ... script supervisor
Arthur Wilde ... unit publicist (as Arthur L. Wilde)
Joe Wizan ... presenter


William Donald Schaefer ... our thanks to (as Mayor William Donald Schaefer)

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • ...And Justice for All (United States)
  • And Justice for All (United States)
  • ...and justice for all (United States)
  • And Justice for All (World-wide, English title)
  • ...And Justice for All (World-wide, English title)
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  • 119 min
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Cumulative Worldwide Gross $1,582,387

Did You Know?

Trivia During filming, actor Al Pacino frequently ad libbed and improvised. Pacino like to do this because he was slow learning lines as well as to be spontaneous. This however can interfere with another actor's performance. Reportedly, Pacino's mentor, Lee Strasberg, said "Al, learn your lines, dollink!". Pacino years later recognized that this was good advice. See more »
Goofs Arthur breaks the windshield twice. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Films of Norman Jewison (1999). See more »
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Quotes Arthur Kirkland: The one thing that bothered me, the one thing that stayed in my mind and I couldn't get rid of it, that haunted me, was 'why?' Why would she lie? What was her motive for lyin'? If my client is innocent, she's lying. Why? Was it blackmail? No. Was it jealousy? No. Yesterday, I found out why. She doesn't have a motive. You know why? Because she's not lying. And ladies and gentlemen of the jury, the prosecution is not gonna get that man today. No! Because I'm gonna get him! My client, the Honorable Henry T. Fleming, should go right to fuckin' jail! The son of a bitch is guilty! This man is guilty! That man, there, that man is a slime! He is a slime! If he's allowed to go free, then something really wrong is goin' on here! That man is guilty! That man, there, that man is a slime! he is a *slime*! If he's allowed to go free, then something really wrong is goin' on here!
Judge Rayford: Mr. Kirkland you are out of order!
Arthur Kirkland: You're out of order! You're out of order! The whole trial is out of order! They're out of order! That man, that sick, crazy, depraved man, raped and beat that woman there, and he'd like to do it again! He *told* me so! It's just a show! It's a show! It's "Let's Make A Deal"! "Let's Make A Deal"! Hey Frank, you wanna "Make A Deal"? I got an insane judge who likes to beat the shit out of women! Whaddya wanna gimme Frank, 3 weeks probation?
Frank Bowers: *DAMMIT!*
Arthur Kirkland: [to Judge Fleming] You, you sonofabitch, you! You're supposed to *stand* for somethin'! You're supposed to protect people! But instead you fuck and murder them!
[dragged out of court by bailiffs]
Arthur Kirkland: You killed McCullough! You killed him! Hold it! Hold it! I just completed my opening statement!
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