The Star Chamber

Synopsis: Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Peter Hyams
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
109 min

Join the navy and see the world.

Aw, shit. I joined the wrong thing.

Mm. Yecch.


Gimme a pen.

Hello, turkey!

Judge Culhane is never too busy.

We live in a selfish age.

They like to call this the "Me" generation.

Well, Jim thinks this should be

the start of the "Us" generation.

He lives his life that way.

We should live ours that way.

When Community Hospital

needed the new wing...

it was Jim Culhane who spent two years...

calling old friends...

starting the fund drive, following through.

It was Jim you called

when there was a problem, any problem.

Now, Community Hospital

has that wing, thanks toJim.

Thanks to the countless hours

he spent doing thankless work for us all.

In the past 11 years...

Jim's record as a superior court judge...

has been a model of fairness and courage.

There's probably no more difficult task

for any public official...

to bridge the gap between

public understanding and civic responsibility.

Judge Culhane has never

shirked his responsibility...

and he's managed to engender

the trust of the community.

Jesus Christ.

Superior CourtJudgeJames Culhane

was found dead tonight...

the victim of an apparent suicide.

The incident occurred during

a testimonial dinner forJudge Culhane...

in which he was being honored...

as Southern California Legal Association

Man of the Year.

Judge Culhane had served

on the superior court bench for 11 years.

He leaves a wife, Michele,

two daughters and five grandchildren.

And then what did you do?

Uh, Detective Mackay remained

stationed outside the defendant's house...

while I took the gun to a lab.

We ran a ballistics check on it...

and it turned out to be a gun used

in four previous killings on the Southside.

- Killings that were known as the Southside Murders?

- Yes, sir.

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Roderick Taylor

Roderick Taylor, also known as Rod Taylor or Roderick Falconer, is an American poet, recording artist, screenwriter, television producer and television director. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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