• Shirley
  • Summerland
  • My Name is Baghdad
  • Turner Risk
  • Love, Victor
  • Stormy Night (A)
  • 7 minutes
  • I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
  • Goodbye Mother
  • Head Burst
  • Vlastníci
  • Right Near the Beach
  • Milkwater
  • Welcome to Chechnya
  • Mélange
  • Sublet
  • Clementine
  • Secret Love (A)
  • Kelet
  • Hannah Gadsby: Douglas
  • Shangela is Shook
  • Deadwood: The Movie
  • Character One: Susan
  • Braking for Whales
  • Calm with Horses
  • Bad Education
  • Escaping Freedom
  • Spiral
  • Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie's Dead Aunt)
  • Cicada
  • Burning Baby (The)
  • Low End (The)
  • Keystone
  • Importance of Being Oscar (The)
  • World on Fire
  • Stardust
  • How to Build a Girl
  • To the Stars
  • My Truth: The Rape of Two Coreys
  • Hunters

...and justice for all.

Country: USA, Language: English, 119 mins

  • Director: Norman Jewison
  • Writer: Valerie Curtin; Barry Levinson
  • Producer: Norman Jewison; Patrick J. Palmer

CGiii Comment

Humiliating a drag queen in jail, a criminal called Wanky and a judge firing a gun in court - that's the first 15 minutes.

Is it a comedy? Is it a drama? Neither.

It is a complete heavy-handed mess with hideous music.

The helicopter scene is possibly the most irrelevant in cinematic history.

Pacino made a dismal choice, the rest of the production and writing team should have hung up their film-making capabilities.......they simply conned an entire audience.

As bad as it gets.

To think that this received Academy nominations is beyond contemplation.


The(ir) Blurb...

When a judge is charged with rape, Arthur Kirkland is forced to defend him. Kirkland has had problems with the judge in the past, including one incident when the judge wrongly sentenced his client Jeff McCullaugh because of a technicality. Kirkland faces a moral and legal dilemma.

Cast & Characters

Al Pacino as Arthur Kirkland;
Jack Warden as Judge Francis Rayford;
John Forsythe as Judge Henry T. Fleming;
Lee Strasberg as Sam Kirkland;
Jeffrey Tambor as Jay Porter;
Christine Lahti as Gail Packer;
Sam Levene as Arnie;
Robert Christian as Ralph Agee;
Thomas G. Waites as Jeff McCullaugh;
Larry Bryggman as Warren Fresnell;
Dominic Chianese as Carl Travers;
Craig T. Nelson as Frank Bowers;
Victor Arnold as Leo Fasci;
Vincent Beck as Officer Leary;
Michael Gorrin as Elderly Man