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Synopsis: Hank Palmer is a successful defense attorney in Chicago, who is getting a divorce. When His brother calls with the news that their mother has died, Hank returns to his childhood home to attend the funeral. Despite the brittle bond between Hank and the Judge, Hank must come to his father's aid and defend him in court. Here, Hank discovers the truth behind the case, which binds together the dysfunctional family and reveals the struggles and secrecy of the family.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): David Dobkin
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
141 min

Anything that would enlighten

us concerning this?

What do you want to hear?

Nobody's hiring.

You can't get spinach

out of a Petunia.

I can't afford to

pay child support.

You can't, huh? But your

new truck, out front...

Which one?


'Yeah', is not an affirmation

a man uses in court.

'Yeah', is not an affirmation

a man uses in court.

- Yes sir, judge...Sorry.

- Keys...Go on...

And uh...

- Augustus...Sir...

- Of course...Gus...

Would you give those to Mr.

William's ex-wife, please.

Then escort Mr. William

to his ex-truck.

you're Gonna sign that

vehicle over to her.

And you ma'am, are going down to

Devany Motors, ask for Mike devany

the father of 'not

that nitwit son'

and sell your new

truck back to him

for whatever that 'turnip'

there put down on it.

- This ain't fair, how I...

- Hey! One more word, go on!

Look around you, you're standing on one of

the last great cathedrals in this country,

built on the premise that you and

you alone are responsible for

the consequences

of your actions.

now you still want fair?

Alright, head north!

Stop when you get to Indianapolis,

tractor pulls, cotton candy, cattle corn

and the world's largest deer...

First week in August.

You'll love it. Hey wait, I

forgot, wait, wait, wait...

You don't have a truck!

Thank you very much, judge.

Want me to tell you what the...

causes that, ma'am?

Thank you fellows, I

appreciate you all being here.

Who is out there

guarding the donut shop?

- She was a good woman, Joseph.

- Grace and I are here...

- ...if you need anything.

- Thank you.

Thank you. It means a lot to me.

- Sorry for your loss.

- ...Good friends always.

Good man.

Thanks for coming.

I appreciate it.

Whole force is out there.

- Henry...Yeah.

- Judge...

- oh, Johnny boy...

- I'm so sorry.

- Jessica said...

- Thank you, rose.

I'm going to shower

and hit the rack.

Glenn, make sure you hold

your boys together tomorrow.

We don't want a lot of...


- Will do, judge.

- Yeah.

I guess it has been

a while, Hank,

but backing a car into the driveway

would make getting out easier...

It's a concept not

dulled by time.

- Thank you.

- Right?

Got it.

Be my guest, please.

- How are you doing?

- I need to water the plants.

You Gonna to be okay at

the funeral tomorrow?

- Yeah.

- If the camera make an appearance,

we both know where...

It's heading, right?

Up my Arse.

Good man.

Tough day.

At the wake... he shakes my hand

while he was hugging someone else.

This family is a f***ing

Picasso painting.

you're Gonna inherit all

dad's important stuff...

It's crazy, I mean...

Magic 8 ball.

That's certain.

- Hey Hank, you want some breakfast?

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Nick Schenk

Nick Schenk (born November 12, 1965) is an American screenwriter. His script for the 2008 film Gran Torino was named "Best Screenplay" by the National Board of Review in late 2008. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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