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And Justice for All (1979)

...and justice for all. (original title)
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A lawyer is forced to defend a guilty judge, while defending other innocent clients, and trying to find punishment for the guilty and provide justice for the innocent.

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Norman Jewison
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

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

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. Written by Melissa Portell <mportell@s-cwis.unomaha.edu>

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rape | judge | attorney | lawyer | court | See All (141) »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

...And Justice for All See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$33,300,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,300,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of the first major Hollywood movies of the modern era to shoot exclusively in Baltimore, Maryland. Most of the picture was shot on location there but some sets were built for filming on sound stages in the studio in Los Angeles. See more »

Goofs

In one aerial shot of Judge Rayford's helicopter, the shadows of the camera helicopter and Judge Rayford's aircraft are visible together on the water. See more »

Quotes

Arthur Kirkland: [He's trying to get out of an invitation by the Judge to fly with him] Why dont you go flying together with your wife?
Judge Rayford: Ha! The last thing we did together was get married!
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Referenced in Animaniacs: Deduces Wild/Rest in Piece/U.N. Me (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Something Funny Goin' On
Music by Dave Grusin
Lyrics by Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman
Sung by Zachary Sanders (as Zack Sanders) and the N.Y. Jailhouse Ensemble
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A searing indictment of the legal profession!
12 December 2002 | by perfectbondSee all my reviews

And Justice for All is an expose of the corruption, politics, and general crookedness of the legal profession. We are introduced to this unsavory world in the form of Al Pacino's character, Arthur. The movie does a good job of portraying both the human and systemic flaws of the American legal system. While the film works well if it is viewed as a segment of episodes, it suffers if viewed as a whole. Taken together the episodes feel disjointed. Still, And Justice for All is a socially relevant film and the presence of Pacino adds to its appeal. 7/10.


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