ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ. is a dramatic thriller set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Denzel Washington stars as Roman Israel, a driven, idealistic defense attorney who, through a tumultuous series of events, finds himself in a crisis that leads to extreme action. Colin Farrell costars as the monied, cutthroat lawyer who recruits Roman to his firm.Written by
At one point Roman mentions to Maya that he was a "forceps baby", to which Maya jokes that she was too, immediately thereafter admitting that she was only kidding. Given what is shown of Roman's social disorders, it is likely that he was not kidding. A forceps birth was one in which the child's body became stuck, for whatever reason, and to assist the birthing process the obstetrician used forceps (something like large clamps) to grip the child by the skull and quite literally yank the child out - albeit one would hope with some finesse and care. The procedure has fallen into disfavor, as some experts say that the use of forceps around a baby's skull can cause brain damage and lead to all manner of psychological or mental disorders. See more »
In the beginning of the film, George Pierce (Colin Farrell) is driving his BMW with the new California Legacy (black background & gold lettering) license plates. However, at the end of the film, you see him driving the same BMW but with the standard California license plates (white background, blue lettering). See more »
Roman J. Israel, Esq.:
We are formed of frailty and error. Let us pardon reciprocally each other's follies. That is the first law of nature.
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This is an amazing movie with 2 of the best actors on the planet! Sometimes you must have a little bit of smarts to understand the movie ... Just because a good movie like this doesn't have explosions, and gunfire does not make it a bad movie!!! Anybody who has been involved or worked in the legal field will love this movie. Also it has a message that...yes on paper we have rights, but when judges, prosecutors, police, some lawyers abuse their power and go against what this country was founded on! 100s of thousands of inmates arcross our country are falsely accused and wrongly convicted... our forefathers built our court/ justice system to have certain procedural rules and laws to prevent those things from happeng... so anytime you get a chance to learn about our country and let DENZEL explain it to you with the magic of film..... I'll take it everytime! Watch the movie it's awesome!
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