Big-city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.
Seventy-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.
Hank Palmer is a successful defense attorney in Chicago, who is getting a divorce. When His brother calls with the news that their mother has died, Hank returns to his childhood home to attend the funeral. Despite the brittle bond between Hank and the Judge, Hank must come to his father's aid and defend him in court. Here, Hank discovers the truth behind the case, which binds together the dysfunctional family and reveals the struggles and secrecy of the family.Written by
Hank's (Robert Downey, Jr.'s) wife has been "playing hide the pickle". In Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Tony Stark (also played by Downey) says that Natasha and Bruce are "playing hide the zucchini". See more »
The Cadillac in the movie is a 1972. In the movie they say that the car is a 1971. When they show the front of the car in the movie, the front turn signals are between the two headlights, as they were in the '72. The 1971 model had the turn signals below the headlights. See more »
[stomping into the mens room]
You're not getting away with this. Palmer, you asshole!... Hey!
[turning toward him getting him wet]
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A Great Film that I highly recommend if you are an adult
If you are an adult wanting to see a great film about real life family issues with some terrific court room drama you should see this film. It is well written and directed with great performances by Downey and Duvall. I think Downey gives his best performance in a film and Duvall is again outstanding.
I found this to be a better film than Gone Girl. It is more believable and more moving.
I am a baby boomer who likes science fiction but I am quite pleased to see a film without a super hero and CG images.
I hope to convince my daughters (all in their 20's) and my parents (in their 80's) to see this movie.
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