Rudy Baylor is a young attorney out to make a difference in the justice system. He is also the only hope of an elderly couple after their corrupt insurance company refuses to payout a claim that could save their child's life. In this judicial drama, Baylor rails against corporate lawyers, corrupt judges, and abusive husbands, all with the help of a fellow lawyer who hasn't even passed his bar exam. He is facing long odds in the courtroom - and this is only his first case.Written by
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Just before the jury gives its verdict, Rudy is writing something on his legal pad with a pen. It is the name of Donny Ray Black (Johnny Whitworth) along with his birth and death years, 1974-1996. In the film, Black died of leukemia in 1996. Whitworth was born in 1975. See more »
In the court room, Rudy Baylor hands Wilfred Keeley a computer report about 3 or 4 inches thick. When Keeley hands it back to Rudy it's only about an inch think. The reports on the table behind Rudy continue to change size and position from the ones that Mr. Keeley is looking at. See more »
My father hated lawyers all his life. He wasn't a great guy, my old man. He drank and beat up my mother; he beat me up too. So you might think I became a lawyer just to piss him off. But you'd be wrong. I wanted to be a lawyer ever since I read about the Civil Rights lawyers in the 50s and 60s, and the amazing uses they found for the law. They did what a lot of people thought was the impossible. They gave lawyers a good name. And so I went to law school. And it did piss my father ...
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Not always realistic, but a highly entertaining story
This film was sort of a comeback for Francis Ford Coppola, considering that he had not really made any films since "The Godfather Part 3", other than "Jack". In this film Matt Damon plays a young lawyer fresh out of law school, who by chance meets up with spitfire paralegal Danny DeVito, and takes on a huge and difficult case. Fully entertaining throughout, although the ending is almost completely unbeleivable, which is the only negative aspect of this film. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good courtroom drama, I thought it was one of the better ones that I have seen. I rate it *** out of ****, or maybe even a little higher.
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