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

Directors:

Adam Kassen, Mark Kassen

Writers:

Paul Danziger (story), Chris Lopata | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Evans ... Mike Weiss
Mark Kassen ... Paul Danziger
Marshall Bell ... Jeffrey Dancort
Brett Cullen ... Nathaniel Price
Jesse L. Martin ... Daryl King
Vinessa Shaw ... Nurse Vicky Rogers
Roxanna Hope Radja ... Sylvia (as Roxanna Hope)
Michael Biehn ... Red
Kate Burton ... Senator O'Reilly
Erinn Allison ... Kim Danziger
Tess Parker Tess Parker ... Jaime Weiss
Justin Anderson Justin Anderson ... Skateboard Kid
Jack Lee ... Mr. Clean
Brittney Karbowski ... Suzie / Blonde Student
Mark Lanier ... Mark Lanier
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

This movie is based on a true story and had the blessing of real-life Weiss and Danziger. Weiss and Danzinger had been approached by an inventor having trouble selling a safety syringe developed to protect health care workers from accidentally being infected by dirty needles due to a major industry needle maker and hospital group purchasing organizations pushing back against the introduction of the new, safer syringes. See more »

Goofs

When Weiss & Danziger are talking in the car (0:12), the large dog in the backseat disappears when the camera cuts to an outside-the-car shot. See more »

Quotes

Nurse Vicky Rogers: Sometimes the brightest light comes from the darkest places.
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References Law & Order (1990) See more »

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Wishbone
Written by Ryan Ross Smith
Performed by A Million Billion
Published by Ryan Smith Music (BMI)
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Great movie
29 November 2011 | by buyplutoSee all my reviews

I watch this movie with no expectations or aware of the cast. I have an eye for details and as I watched this the scene where they open the refrigerator and there is a news clipping on the door and it say Bellaire High School. I hit pause and rewind and freeze and read the article. No way. This movie is real and it happened in my hometown of Houston. I went to Bellaire HS and I was thrown for a loop.

The movie is one of those that tells a tale of injustice and a lawyer suing for a large group of people. Finding out that Bono liked this movie so much since it relates to his charity touches on the fact that this tries to be a feel good movie for heart.

It tells a story that after doing research on the facts, safety needles, makes you think. Makes you want to know why the Hospitals have all the power and why we have no health care in America.

Wish it touched more on personal lives of the lawyers especially since one wrote the script. Great movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

15 March 2012 (Thailand) See more »

Also Known As:

Retractable See more »

Filming Locations:

Houston, Texas, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,175, 25 September 2011

Gross USA:

$68,945

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$123,700
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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