...and justice for all.

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Norman Jewison
Production: Columbia Pictures
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
7.4
Metacritic:
58
Rotten Tomatoes:
81%
R
Year:
1979
119 min
503 Views


- Where are you going?

- The bathroom.

Go home and change.

You look like shit.

What would you say if I walked

into court looking like that?

What would you say?

I don't wanna

keep harping on this, -

- but the Ethics Committee is checking

up on everyone. You've gotta watch it.

Last week two lawyers were

disbarred on minor charges.

You get thrown in jail

on contempt of court.

Fleming got me crazy.

Push him on that McCullaugh thing

and there will be big trouble.

McCullaugh's innocent

and Fleming won't look at the evidence.

- What do you want me to do?

- You don't threaten a judge!

Will you do me a personal favour?

Put this on.

I got Fleming

first thing this morning.

Give him my love.

The tie, I like it.

It's Fleming's favourite colour.

All rise. Criminal Court of

Baltimore City is now in session.

The Honourable

Henry T. Fleming presiding.

Be seated.

If Your Honour please,

for the first matter -

- the State would call case number

Mr Wenke, may I ask you

to step forward, please.

How many times have you been

before the bench, Mr Wenke?

Three times, Your Honour.

Once for assault, once for arson,

once for grand larceny.

And now indecent exposure.

What's the matter? Can't you decide

what you wanna be when you grow up?

Anything to say?

Yes, Your Honour.

I'm a loyal Colts fan.

You are also a revolting,

despicable scum of the earth -

- who should be

squashed like a cockroach.

I object. My client has not

been found guilty yet.

You're absolutely right, Counsellor.

It's now 9:
40.

At 9:
41 he will be guilty.

I find the defendant guilty.

Sentence to be imposed later.

I would like Mr Wenke's bail

to be continued.

- Bail is revoked.

- Thank you.

The State will now call

number 57746899.

That was very good work.

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Valerie Curtin

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