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!

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… And Justice For All (1979)

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Drama/Crime/Suspense/Thriller · 1h 59m · 9/15/1979

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Once in a while someone fights back

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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!

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Columbia Pictures

Budget

$6,000,000

Revenue

$33,300,000
Cast
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John Aquino

Deputy Sheriff
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Sidney Clute

Polic
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Angus Duncan

Gallagher
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Johnny Haymer

Mr. Crenna
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Kenneth Patterson

L. Cecil
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Alan North

Deputy Sheriff
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Joe Morton

Prison Doctor
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Connie Sawyer

Gitel
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John Forsythe

Judge Henry T. Fleming
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Lee Strasberg

Sam Kirkland
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Jeffrey Tambor

Jay Porter
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Christine Lahti

Gail Packer
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Sam Levene

Arnie
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Robert Christian

Ralph Agee
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Thomas G. Waites

Jeff McCullaugh (as Thomas Waites)
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Larry Bryggman

Warren Fresnell
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Dominic Chianese

Carl Travers
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Craig T. Nelson

Frank Bowers
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Victor Arnold

Leo Fasci
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Vincent Beck

Officer Leary
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Michael Gorrin

Elderly Man
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Tom Quinn

Desk Clerk Kiley
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Beverly Sanders

Sherry
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Cathleen Schurr

Mrs. Barnes
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Donald Saiontz

Defense Attorney (as Donald S. Saiontz)
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Bill Polk

Paramedic
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Bonita Cartwright

Woman in Car
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Frank Sliwka

Court Clerk
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Julius Dunbar

Court Reporter
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Angelyn Forbes

Waitress
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Newton Scott

Prison Guard
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McLindsey Hawkins

Escort Officer
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Jonathan Williams

News videographer outside jail (uncredited)
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Charles Siebert

Assistant D.A. Keene
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Robert Symonds

Judge Burns
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Keith Andes

Marvin Bates
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Stephen Blackmore

Robert Wenke
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Vasili Bogazianos

Avilar
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Terrence Currier

George Reisler
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Walter Davy

Dapper Defendant
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Rita Fredricks

Judge Howe
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Jack Warden

Judge Francis Rayford
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Jack Hollander

Prison Warden
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Baxter Harris

Larry
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J.G. Hertzler

The Other Driver (as John Hertzler)
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Darrell Zwerling

William Zinoff
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Terri Wooten

Leah Shepard
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Carl Pistilli

Matt Gibson
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Molly Kohler

Young Woman
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Al Pacino

Arthur Kirkland
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Allisha Council

Hooker
Crew
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Norman Jewison

Director
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Valerie Curtin

Writer
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Barry Levinson

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

... And Justice For All

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (Std.))

4/5/2011

Disc Title Front Cover

… And Justice For All

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

1/16/2001

Disc Title Front Cover

… And Justice For All

(DVD)

9/5/2011

Disc Title Front Cover

... And Justice For All

(DVD)

12/7/2010

Disc Title Front Cover

... And Justice For All

(DVD)

12/7/2010

Disc Title Front Cover

And Justice for All

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

3/11/2008

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