Synopsis: A judge commits suicide, and his secretary is found murdered. A homeless deaf-mute man, Carl Anderson is arrested for her murder. Public defender Kathleen is assigned by the court as his lawyer. She sets to find the real killer, and gets help from the congressional advisor, Eddie Sanger who is called to be on the jury panel. Together they discover a dangerous circle of corruption in high places.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Peter Yates
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
121 min

When you get humble, I get nervous.

I feel I'm being set up.

Nothing up my sleeve.

You did what you could. I'm in

a tight spot. My district's blue-collar.

- They don't like government subsidies.

- But I'm on their side.

I come from a farm family myself,

of dirty collars.

People expect milk on their table.

And if the price isn't right, -

- the dairy farmers dump it

in the river. It's a terrible waste.

Grace. Grace.

When you were in trouble

When you needed support

on the car company bailout, -

- I ran up the flag for you.

I pulled a lot of votes.

That's life, Eddie.

No, Grace, that's politics.

Life's what everybody else does.

All right, look.

Your district has a big inner-city

lunch program, right?

We'll donate a year's worth of milk.

No point in it going down the river.

I don't believe that you're trying

to bribe me with milk for babies.

Grace, it's a good bill.

Just give me some time

to shore up some support.

Have the vote postponed

till after the holidays.

Why did you wait so long

to come to me?

- It slipped my mind.

- Nothing slips your mind.

"Life's what everybody else does. "

You're dangerous.

I'll get it postponed.

But that squares us.

Don't ask me for my vote.

It's not for sale.

- What happened?

- He beat up an officer last night.

Like to put his eye out.

That's the third time in two months.

Keep going like this, he'll wake up

one morning and find himself hung.

I'll pretend I didn't hear that.

Did a doctor see him?

Yeah, he came and went.

He wouldn't let him touch him.

- Take the cuffs off.

- The chief told me not to.

Just take the cuffs off.

I'll be responsible.

All right.

You're wearing the suit.

- They put animals to sleep, you know.

- But they miss some sometimes.

Are you trying to commit suicide?

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Eric Roth

Eric Roth (born March 22, 1945) is an American screenwriter. He won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Forrest Gump (1994). He also co-wrote the screenplays for several Oscar-nominated films: The Insider (1999), Munich (2005), and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). more…

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