...And Justice For All (1979) USA
...And Justice For All Image Cover
Additional Images
Director:Norman Jewison
Studio:Sony Pictures
Producer:Patrick J. Palmer, Norman Jewison
Writer:Valerie Curtin, Barry Levinson
Date Added:2006-03-27
Awards:Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 nominations
Picture Format:Pan & Scan
Aspect Ratio:1.85:1
Sound:Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Languages:English, Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, French, Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, Spanish, Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, Commentary by director Norman Jewison, Unknown
Subtitles:English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Thai
Features:Full Screen
Norman Jewison  ...  (Director)
Valerie Curtin, Barry Levinson  ...  (Writer)
Al Pacino  ...  Arthur Kirkland
Jack Warden  ...  Judge Francis Rayford
John Forsythe  ...  Judge Henry T. Fleming
Lee Strasberg  ...  Sam Kirkland
Jeffrey Tambor  ...  Jay Porter
Christine Lahti  ...  Gail Packer
Sam Levene  ...  Arnie
Robert Christian  ...  Ralph Agee
Thomas G. Waites  ...  Jeff McCullaugh (as Thomas Waites)
Larry Bryggman  ...  Warren Fresnell
Dominic Chianese  ...  Carl Travers
Craig T. Nelson  ...  Frank Bowers
Victor Arnold  ...  Leo Fasci
Vincent Beck  ...  Officer Leary
Michael Gorrin  ...  Elderly Man
Comments: This man needs the best lawyer in town. But the problem is... he is the best lawyer in town.

Summary: Al Pacino plays a Maryland lawyer who takes on a judicial system rife with dealmaking in this awkward blend of satire and sentimentality. Topical director Norman Jewison can't seem to help Pacino get comfortable with the mismatched material, which pushes the film into outrageousness at some turns and mawkishness at others. The script by Barry Levinson and Valerie Curtin is more an accumulation of random ideas and moments than a congruent story. However, it's interesting to see the large cast of good actors, most of whom hadn't become well known yet. (Christine Lahti made her film debut here.) Pacino gets to work for a second time (following The Godfather II) with acting mentor Lee Strasberg. --Tom Keogh