And Justice For All



(from the cover of the dvd) In a criminal justice system where criminals go free, lawyers and judges make deals as a matter of routine and the innocent sometimes go unprotected, young lawyer Arthur Kirkland begins to wonder where the justice has gone. Arthur (Al Pacino, in a brilliant 1979 Best Actor Oscar-nominated role) is an honest, idealistic lawyer who is suddenly under pressure to defend a distinguished judge (John Forsythe) accused of raping and battering a young girl - and whom Arthur knows is guilty.  Jack Warden co-stars as an eccentric, cheerfully suicidal judge who thinks Arthur should play the game.   When it comes down to the trial, Arthur must choose between the security of his career and his personal integrity.  The final, explosive courtroom scene is unforgettable!




Directed by
Norman Jewison

Writing credits
Valerie Curtin &
Barry Levinson

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

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It was co-written by Valerie Curtain and Barry Levinson who would later go on to become a director of many successful movies (Diner, Rainman, Good Morning Vietnam, Tin Men, Avalon).

It was filmed in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, the location of many of Barry Levinson's movies as director (and his hometown).

Jack Warden also starred in the only episodic tv appearance Al has ever made, N.Y.P.D., a 60's police show with his then girlfriend Jill Clayburgh.

John Forsythe who played the corrupt rapist/Judge later went on to star in the night-time soap-opera "Dynasty" and was the voice of Charlie on "Charlie's Angels" the tv series.




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Audio: English (mono), French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Koreon, Thai
Director's Commentary
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Talent Files
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Production Notes
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