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Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama | 22 November 2017 (USA)
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Roman J. Israel, Esq., a driven, idealistic defense attorney, finds himself in a tumultuous series of events that lead to a crisis and the necessity for extreme action.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Roman J. Israel, Esq.
... George Pierce
... Maya Alston
Lynda Gravatt ... Vernita Wells (as Lynda Gravátt)
... Lynn Jackson
... Fritz Molinar
... Connor Novick
... Jessie Salinas
... Derrell Ellerbee
... Carter Johnson
... Security Bailiff
... Hallway Bailiff
... Melina Nassour (Ass't. DA)
... Langston Bailey
... Court Officer Bailiff
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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 Sony Pictures

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If you can't break the law, break the system. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,962,712, 19 February 2018
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In the film there's a visible gap between Denzel Washington's two front teeth. He had the gap fixed with dental caps sometime after high school, but decided to remove them for this role. See more »

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When Roman leaves Harrison's office after speaking with the niece and George, he angrily closes the door to his own office. When George goes to talk with Roman after the niece has left, Roman's office door is open. See more »

Quotes

Roman J. Israel, Esq.: Each of us is better than the worst thing we ever did.
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Written by Tommy Walker and Dick Winslow
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This is not a cinematic universe or comic book blockbuster ITS A REAL MEANINGFUL MOVIE
3 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

DENZEL DENZEL DENZEL

I left this movie out because I thought it was a 'lawyer get mixed with the wrong guys type a movie bad guys and cops" but its really not that at all. Its about this adorable character (which I never thought I'd say that about Denzel Washington) that basically does charity through his profession as a lawyer. The movie is about moral values in a world were profit is preventing us from making the right choices.

Denzel's performance far surpasses a Oscar win, even if he doesn't win it, he did a fantastic job on this movie. Theres a scene involving a homeless person and oh how it summarises our robotic inhuman society and what we think is the right thing to do.

Denzel Washington, Sir, if you ever read this, I would like to thank you for trying your best to choose movies and roles that ASPIRE, TEACH AND INFLUENCE. I have watched all your movies and they have caused me to learn about many things and be a better person. Thank you also to the director, who wrote the movie as well.

M.J.M


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