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Class Action (1991)

An attorney representing a traumatized accident victim finds that his opponent is a very familiar defense attorney - his own daughter.

Director:

Michael Apted

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Hackman ... Jedediah Tucker Ward
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ... Maggie Ward
Colin Friels ... Michael Grazier
Joanna Merlin ... Estelle Ward
Laurence Fishburne ... Nick Holbrook (as Larry Fishburne)
Donald Moffat ... Quinn
Jan Rubes ... Pavel
Matt Clark ... Judge Symes
Fred Dalton Thompson ... Dr. Getchell
Jonathan Silverman ... Brian
Joan McMurtrey ... Ann
Anne Ramsay ... Deborah (as Anne Elizabeth Ramsay)
David Byron David Byron ... Carl
Tim Hopper ... Howie
Robert David Hall ... Steven Kellen
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Storyline

Jed Ward is an attorney who specializes in whistle blower, David vs. Goliath, type cases. He finds a client who is suing an auto company over a safety problem that has had a severe effect on his life after the accident. He must replace the current attorney and be ready for trial quickly, and then he finds that the defense attorney will be his estranged daughter. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Taglines:

For the plaintiff...Jedediah Tucker Ward. For the defense...Margaret Eleanor Ward. Nothing Personal. It's just Father Vs. Daughter in the fight of their lives. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for uses of strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Személyes ügy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,207,923, 17 March 1991, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$24,277,858

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,277,918
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jed Ward's (Gene Hackman) office scenes were filmed on location in a real law office at 473 Jackson Street on the third floor. At the time, the space was occupied by the legendary San Francisco civil rights/criminal defense lawyer J. Tony Serra. Serra is also visible during the funeral scene sitting in the back of the pews: he's the gentleman with the long gray hair. James Woods played a character based on Serra in the film True Believer (1989). See more »

Goofs

After being deluged with former test engineer Pavel's lifetime work files while at the automaker, Jed Ward asks colleagues to find "Pavel, the bunny man," so they can speak with him. If they had not yet spoken with Pavel, Jed would not know to describe him as "the bunny man." See more »

Quotes

Jedediah Tucker Ward: By the way, you so much as look at my daughter, they won't be able to identify you with dental records.
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Referenced in Fight Club (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Up, Up, Up
Written by Dan Hicks
Performed by Dan Hicks and the Acoustic Warriors with the Licketts
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Worth a watch, but too slow
12 May 2003 | by stuprinceSee all my reviews

The idea, great. the actors, terrific. The plot, solid. the outcome, OK at best. Class Action has its moments, but spends way too much time developing the father-daughter relationship. Just as you get into the dirty dealings of the law firm, the director and editors give us more forced relationship. This is worth a look, but only if on TV.


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