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
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The film was nominated for two Academy Awards in 1980, for Best Actor - Al Pacino, and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen - for co-screenwriters Valerie Curtin and Barry Levinson, but the movie failed to win an Oscar in either category. See more »
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At this point, I would just like to say that what this committee is doing in theory is highly commendable. However, in practice, it sucks... and I'm not going to answer any more questions.
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For anyone who hasn't seen this movie, I can only say do yourself a favor and watch it. Al Pacino gives a wonderful performance as Arthur Kirland, a rare, honest lawyer. It has comedy and drama in it. Jack Warden as Judge Rafert is a gem and John Forsythe plays his role as Judge Fleming very convincingly. I think the best part of the movie is the opening statement that Arthur gives. A movie well worth watching again and again.
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