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A Civil Action (1998)

A Civil Action
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6.5 IMDB rating
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John Travolta John Travolta
Jan Schlichtmann
Robert Duvall Robert Duvall
Jerome Facher
Tony Shalhoub Tony Shalhoub
Kevin Conway
William H. Macy William H. Macy
James Gordon
Zeljko Ivanek Zeljko Ivanek
Bill Crowley
Bruce Norris Bruce Norris
William Cheeseman
John Lithgow John Lithgow
Judge Walter J. Skinner
Kathleen Quinlan Kathleen Quinlan
Anne Anderson

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Jonathan Harr Jonathan Harr
Steven Zaillian Steven Zaillian


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Weak Action

10 years, 11 months ago at Nov 23 21:53
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Slick big city lawyer Jan Schlichtmann (John Travolta) takes on an environmental case that leads him down the path of career suicide. This drama has an all to real feeling, but it wasn't a story that holds enough interest to warrant a good review.

A good movie

6 years ago at Oct 9 12:17
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Back in 2000, when 'Erin Brockovich' came out, everybody was really enthousiast about it but I wasn't really convinced. 2 years before, this movie came out with a similar plot and, in my opinion, it is actually much better. First of all, there was an impressive cast (John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Tony Shalhoub, William H. Macy, John Lithgow, James Gandolfini, Stephen Fry). I am well aware that J... read more
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The families of children who died sue two companies for dumping toxic waste: a tort so expensive to prove, the case could bankrupt their lawyer.
Release date: 8 January 1999
UPC: 717951001917
Tags: Drama (8), 1998 (4), 1990s (4), Crime (3), Based On Book (3), Courtroom (3), Book (2), Danny Elfman (2), John Travolta (2), Trial (2), Environment (2), Crime (3) (1), Sort (1), Courtroom (3) (1), True Story (1), Based On Book (3) (1), Based On A Book (1), Drama (9) (1), Laywers (1), Lawyers (1)
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