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A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mike Weiss
... Paul Danziger
... Jeffrey Dancort
... Nathaniel Price
... Daryl King
... Nurse Vicky Rogers
... Sylvia (as Roxanna Hope)
... Red
... Senator O'Reilly
... Kim Danziger
Tess Parker ... Jaime Weiss
Justin Anderson ... Skateboard Kid
... Mr. Clean
... Suzie / Blonde Student
... Mark Lanier
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Idealistic lawyers Mike Weiss and Paul Danziger are partners. Mike is a drug-addict and Paul is a family man with a pregnant wife. When nurse Vicky Rogers seeks them out, they learn that she contracted AIDS a couple of years ago when she was accidentally pinpricked with a contaminated needle by a violent patient. Vicky shows a retractable safety needle invented by engineer Jeffrey Matthew Dancort, who owns the Safety Point Company, but is unable to sell his product to any hospital from the United Medical group, apart from San Antonio Memorial. Danziger and Weiss accept the case and go to court against United Medical, defended by powerful lawyer Nathaniel Price. Soon, they see all the doors closed in their fight against the powerful mafia of the medical supply system. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Sometimes, the brightest light, comes from the darkest places. See more »

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Rated R for drug use, language, some nudity and a sexual reference | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$29,175, 25 September 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$67,071, 23 October 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,945, 22 June 2012
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Some of Chris Evans' real tattoos can be seen on this film among a few others that were custom made for his character See more »

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The movie takes place in 1998, but when Weiss is talking to different people in the materials department, one of them has a black Dell LCD monitor which wasn't available until the mid-2000s. See more »

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Nathaniel Price: Guys like me are like cafeteria trays. Take one off the top and there's another one right underneath it.
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References Law & Order (1990) See more »

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Road to Joy
Written by Conor Oberst
Performed by Bright Eyes
Courtesy of Saddle Creek
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A different take on the lawyer movie. Starts slow, by the end you are rooting for a drug addict. Not a usual thing. I say B+
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"Sometimes the brightest light comes from the darkest places" This is the true story about Mike Weiss (Evans) a personal injury lawyer who takes on a huge health supply company after one of his clients is infected with a dirty needle. The client is a nurse in a hospital that uses plastic needles that are re-used over and over. Mike wants to make it so every hospital only uses the one time use only needles that his other client manufactures. The only problem is that Mike is a drug addicted mess. This movie is deceiving. The first half hour to me was a little slow and wasn't sure if I could make it through. When it picked up, it really picked up and sucked me in. By the end of the movie you are very engrossed and are pulling for someone you normally wouldn't. A movie much like "Runaway Jury" mixed with "The Lincoln Lawyer", not quite as good as "Lincoln Lawyer" though. Overall, a very good law movie that will make you think. I give it a B+.

*Also try - Lincoln Lawyer & Runaway Jury


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