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...And Justice for All

  • Drama
  • Crime/detective
  • 1979
  • Norman Jewison
  • 116 mins
  • 15

Summary

Courtroom drama starring Al Pacino. An idealistic and compassionate young lawyer, working in a corrupt legal system, is hired to defend a judge accused of assaulting a young woman.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Al Pacino stars as an idealistic young lawyer in this courtroom drama, which takes a scathing look at the American justice system. First seen in prison where he's serving time for contempt, Pacino's attorney is a crusader, fighting corruption within his profession with a zeal that real-life lawyers can only dream of. The script by then husband-and-wife Valerie Curtin and Barry Levinson is, on the whole, solid enough, but the direction by Norman Jewison is rather bloated. Watch out for a nice cameo by Lee Strasberg, the legendary Method acting teacher who starred as Pacino's Jewish mobster rival in The Godfather, Part II.

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Credits

Cast

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Arthur KirklandAl Pacino
Judge RayfordJack Warden
Judge FlemingJohn Forsythe
Grandpa SamLee Strasberg
Jay PorterJeffrey Tambor
Gail PackerChristine Lahti
ArnieSam Levene

Crew

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DirectorNorman Jewison

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia-Emi-Warner Dists Ltd
Released on
1980-03-20
Languages
English
Guidance
Contains violence, swearing, sex scenes and nudity.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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